Sesame Chicken Recipe
Ready in 40 minutes, sesame chicken is here to make your kids spin around the dining table to reach for. Fast cooking, easy cleanup, family-friendly, with healthy ingredients— Now, feel free to have the food you love without fearing for the food coma!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Inactive Time5 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 4 servings
- 12 oz skinless boneless chicken thigh chopped in chunks
- 1 medium egg beaten
- 3 tbsp cornstarch divided
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 3 tbsp olive oil divided
- 2 tbsp less sodium soy sauce
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1/2 tsp red pepper minced
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp garlic minced
- 1 tsp ginger grated
- 1/2 cup unsalted chicken broth
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/2 oz sesame seeds roasted
- 1 oz scallion chopped
- 10 oz broccoli steamed
- 3 cup cooked medium-grain rice 1 cup uncooked
Marinate chicken with salt, ground black pepper, beaten egg, and 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat to sauté the marinated chicken. Stir frequently for 10 minutes until they're browned on all sides.
After the chicken is cooked, transfer them to a large bowl and set aside.
In the same skillet, make the sauce mixture: Turn on medium heat, add garlic, ginger, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Stir.
Continue to add the following ingredients to the skillet successively: 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, soy sauce, honey, and chicken broth (please remember not to mess up this order, otherwise the sauce will be muddy). Let it simmer and stir frequently until it starts to bubble and thicken.
Add apple cider vinegar and transfer the cooked chicken back into the sauce mixture. Stir around to coat the chicken chunks evenly.
Sprinkle red pepper flake, chopped scallion, and roasted sesame seeds. At last, add sesame oil and give it one last stir.
Remove the skillet from heat.
Serve sesame chicken over a bed of hot cooked rice and steamed broccoli, sprinkle a few pinches of roasted sesame seeds and chopped scallion on top. Enjoy!
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 496kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 560mg | Potassium: 529mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 597IU | Vitamin C: 66mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 4mg