I’m a huge fan of Chinese food and I am slowly converting my husband. I finally had him going out to eat and then we got the news that my daughter has a peanut allergy. Which means Chinese restaurants are a big no-no now. I’m a big fan of re-creating things at home anyways, but now it’s vital to keep my tastebuds happy! This Sesame Chicken will definitely fool your tastebuds. You’ll think you are enjoying take-out and will quickly forget that it only comes in around 250 calories! That’s a win win in my book! If you’re still no convinced, wait till I tell you it takes less than 10 minutes to make. When you’ve had a hard day at work, grab some instant brown rice and whip this up. Quick, delicious, and healthy. It doesn’t get any better!
1/2 cup unbleached flour or 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into medium sized pieces
1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce, use less if you have a sensitivity to salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp dark sesame oil
2 Tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
1/4 cup chopped fresh scallions (both green and white)
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 skilllet and cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minute, or until no longer pink. Transfer to a plate.
Reduce heat to medium. Combine soy sauce and sugar in skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves, about 1 to 2 minutes max. Add oil and sesame seeds. Add chicken and scallion. Toss and serve immediately.