Healthy Sesame Chicken

"This is my all-time favorite low-fat, low-cal recipe. I got it from a great cookbook, More Healthy Homestyle Cooking, and I have to say that this recipe is worth the price of the book! For more crunch and color, you can cook some red pepper and trimmed snow peas for 4 minutes in the skillet before adding the chicken. I like it just the way it is, though, served over rice. Enjoy!"
 
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Ready In:
16mins
Ingredients:
9
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • In a gallon-size plastic bag, combine flour, salt and pepper.
  • Add chicken, seal bag, and shake well to coat.
  • Coat a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and warm over medium-high heat.
  • Add chicken to skillet and cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until no longer pink.
  • Transfer to a plate.
  • Reduce heat to medium.
  • Combine soy sauce and sugar in the skillet.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add oil and sesame seeds.
  • Add chicken and chives.
  • Toss and serve immediatedly.

Questions & Replies

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  1. eskisa_5741508
    What is a 2 inch 4 inch strip?
     
  2. Chef Jessica 87
    What kind of rice would you cook this with? A healthy version?
     
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Reviews

  1. Emily C
    I didn't quiiiiiite follow the recipe because I was out of sesame seeds & sesame oil and there were some major storms going on so running to the store was not an option... but I DID have peanut butter!!!! And for that substitute I am rating this recipe with a million huge gold shiny stars!!!!! I doubled the sauce ingredients and instead of the oil and seeds, mixed in 1 tbsp of chunky peanut butter and my Sunday Night Dinner girls RAVED.. as did my taste buds. Definitely making this one again. DEFinitely!!!!
     
  2. I'mPat
    Great little dish, the only change I made was to halve the sugar (due to diabetic concerns) but otherwise left as was and we really loved it. Would even suggest if cutting the chicken into nugget (one bit size) pieces you could serve this as an appertizer in a bowl and pass around with some toothpicks for people to take a piece. This time I served with steamed vegetables but next time I will serve with fried rice and steamed vegetable. Thank you txghog, made for Healthy Choices ABC.
     
  3. dmhecken2
    Awesome! I made this with pork instead of chicken. I cooked the pork in coconut oil then made the sauce. I also added 1 TBSP. of peanut butter to the sauce and a little bit of coconut oil in the sauce instead of sesame oil. The family loved it. My kids, who don't eat anything, raved about it. This is a winner.
     
  4. sunnydaze
    This is absolutely delicious and tastes like chinese restaurant. I did use slightly more sesame oil than recipe calls for. For a side I sauteed onion, garlic, mushrooms, zucchini, green pepper. Delicious! I will definitely make this again!
     
  5. Lisa in Canada
    This recipe is really great! The whole family loved it...and asked for more. The only changes I made were to use half Splenda for the sugar, I added about a tbsp. of oyster sauce to the sauce mixture, and threw in some stir fry veggies before adding the chicken. The results were absolutely scrumptious - and low fat and low cal to boot! Thanks for posting a great recipe. We'll be having this often!
     
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Tweaks

  1. DeliciousAsItLooks
    Instead of cooking spray, I cooked the chicken in a couple tablespoons of canola oil and doubled the sesame oil.
     
  2. Lori S.
    loved this simple recipe. I have some vegetarians in our family and so I made it with extra firm tofu instead. The entire family loved it. The kids gave it an 8 out of 10, which is awesome. Will do again for sure. thanks
     
  3. dmhecken2
    Awesome! I made this with pork instead of chicken. I cooked the pork in coconut oil then made the sauce. I also added 1 TBSP. of peanut butter to the sauce and a little bit of coconut oil in the sauce instead of sesame oil. The family loved it. My kids, who don't eat anything, raved about it. This is a winner.
     

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Hello! I'm a SAHM with three kids.. I love to cook, but don't have a lot of time, so I'm always on the lookout for recipes that are quick, healthy, and kid-friendly.
 
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