Friday, April 8, 2011

Sesame Chicken

(sorry about the quality of my pictures lately, they have all been taken with my camera phone because a friend is borrowing our camera)
Sesame Chicken

This is my healthier version of the traditional fried Chinese food favorite.  The sauce is thick and sweet with a touch of spice.  I omitted the frying to save calories, and added broccoli to up the nutrition.  Serve over brown rice for a complete meal.

-1 lb chicken breast, cut into bite size chunks
-2 Tbsp soy sauce
-3 drops sesame oil

-1/2 cup water mixed with 1/4 cup cornstarch
-1 cup chicken broth
-2 Tbsp soy sauce
-2 Tbsp sesame oil
-1 clove garlic, minced
-1 cup sugar
-1 tsp chile sauce

-1 bunch broccoli, cut into bite size chunks
-1 Tbsp sesame seeds

Marinate the meat in the soy sauce/ sesame oil mixture for 1-4 hours.  Cook broccoli over medium high heat until desired tenderness is reached, then set aside.  Cook chicken over medium high heat until cooked through.  Whisk together sauce ingredients and pour into pot with cooked chicken.  Reduce heat and simmer until sauce thickens.  Stir in broccoli, and top with sesame seeds.

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