Balsamic Sesame Chicken

"I found this recipe on a bento website..... Bento is a Japanese lunch that is thoughtfully prepared and placed in a partitioned lunch box. They can get very fancy when the food is prepared to look like characters. Hello Kitty and Totoro ones are my favorite to LOOK at. I can't say that I haven't prepared one yet. We'll see, I may get inspired one of these days. These bento sites have some great simple recipes for food that can be packed into the lunches and this is one of them. I want to archive it before I forget where I saw it. Again, I haven't prepared this one yet but want to get into my 'Zaar cookbook to help me remember to make it. Plus, I want the Nutritional info on it as I am Low Carbing right now. Notes: I put 1 T of Vegetable oil because all it said was "a little cooking oil so my approximation may need to be adjusted. It stated you could also use a cooking spray You can use a combination of black and white sesame seeds or just white alone. Using all black might make them look burnt. I prefer the black/white combo as it looks colorful."
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  • Cut chicken into long, bite pieces. (I'm sure you could leave them whole but remember that this recipe was designed for a bento lunch).
  • Combine chicken, vinegar and soy sauce together. Make sure chicken is well coated and let it marinate for 10 minutes.
  • Over med-high heat, heat up the oil (or cooking spray).
  • Drain off chicken well and coat with sesame seeds. You may have to press the seeds with you fingers to make sure they are stuck on well.
  • In the pan, arrange as chicken as flat as you can get them and cook them 4-5 minutes on each side sure that the chicken is cooked through.
  • Always make sure that the chicken is cooked through and the seeds are crispy not soggy.
  • Drain on a paper towel. You are done.

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