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Healthy Sesame Chicken

Healthy Sesame Chicken

The weather for the past couple of days has been unbelievable! Blue skies and 63 degrees – my kind of weather!! My kids have been busy this week with school, friends, and activities so I needed to make something that didn’t take a lot of time but was still healthy. I found this recipe on Simply Scratch that looked delicious. Dinner on the table in 30 minutes? Yes, please! My kids absolutely LOVED this sesame chicken stir fry and so did I. My husband was traveling for work and missed out, but I know he will love it too. I will be making this one again. I paired this chicken with some garlic rice and garlic snow pea and shiitake sauté.

Healthy Sesame Chicken

How to Make Healthy Sesame Chicken

In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and sesame seeds. Whisk until combined and set aside to allow flavors to mingle.

Season the diced chicken with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

In a large bowl whisk together the egg whites together with the corn starch until well combined. Add the seasoned chicken and toss to coat evenly.

In a large non-stick skillet add a tablespoon of coconut oil and heat over medium-high heat. Once hot add in the peppers and onions then cook for 4-5 minutes until slightly softened. Remove to a plate; set aside.

In the same skillet heat another 1 tablespoon of coconut oil over medium-high heat.  Add in the chicken and cook for 6-8 minutes, making sure to cook all sides, until golden and fully cooked. Add the peppers and onions back in along with the well whisked sesame sauce. Toss to coat evenly and simmer for a minute or two to thicken. Serve topped with green onions along with rice & sriracha, if desired. Enjoy!

Healthy Sesame Chicken

Healthy Sesame Chicken

Healthy Sesame Chicken

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking

Ingredients

  • Sauce:
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • ½ tsp fresh ginger minced
  • Stir Fry:
  • 2 boneless and skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 baby red bell pepper diced
  • 1 baby yellow bell pepper diced
  • 1 baby orange bell pepper diced
  • 1 small sweet yellow onion diced
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil divided

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and sesame seeds. Whisk until combined and set aside to allow flavors to mingle.
  • Season the diced chicken with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the egg whites together with the corn starch until well combined.
  • Add the seasoned chicken and toss to coat evenly.
  • In a large non-stick skillet add a tablespoon of coconut oil and heat over medium-high heat.
  • Once hot add in the peppers and onions then cook for 4-5 minutes until slightly softened. Remove to a plate; set aside.
  • In the same skillet heat another 1 tablespoon of coconut oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add in the chicken and cook for 6-8 minutes, making sure to cook all sides, until golden and fully cooked. Add the peppers and onions back in along with the well-whisked sesame sauce. Toss to coat evenly and simmer for a minute or two to thicken. Serve topped with green onions along with rice & sriracha, if desired. Enjoy!
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5 Comments

  1. Sesame seed has such nice flavor, doesn’t it? Love it with chicken! This is a great looking dish — sounds like one I’d like to make. Thanks!

  2. Think I’ll make this tomorrow night for Trevor. He’s playing football and has turned into a grown man, eating us out of house and home. I love anything like this that spreads the protein by serving over lots of rice.