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Sesame Chicken with Broccoli Stir-Fry

Makes: 4 servings
Prep 25 mins Marinate 20 mins Cook 15 mins
Sesame Chicken with Broccoli
Ingredients
  • 5  tablespoons  reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2  teaspoons  toasted sesame oil
  • 5  teaspoons  honey
  • 1 1/4  pounds  skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2  tablespoons  canola oil
  • 2  green onions, white parts thinly sliced and green tops reserved
  • 1  tablespoon  grated fresh ginger
  • 3  cloves  garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2  cups  low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4  teaspoons  cornstarch
  • 1  tablespoon  rice vinegar
  • 1  teaspoon  chili paste
  • 1  small  head broccoli, cut in florets, steamed until crisp-tender, 4 to 5 minutes
  • 3  tablespoons  toasted sesame seeds
  •  Hot cooked brown rice (optional)
Directions

1. In a medium bowl whisk together 3 Tbsp. of the soy sauce, 1 tsp. sesame oil, and 2 tsp. honey. Add cut-up chicken, toss to coat, then marinate for 20 minutes. Remove chicken from marinade with a slotted spoon. Discard the marinade.

2. In a large nonstick skillet or wok heat 2 tsp. of canola oil over medium-high heat. Cook half the chicken at a time for 6 minutes until browned and cooked through, turning once or twice. Transfer to a large serving plate. Heat 2 tsp. canola oil to cook remaining chicken. Transfer to serving plate.

3. In the same skillet heat the remaining 2 tsp. canola oil over medium-high heat. Add the white parts of onions, ginger, and garlic. Cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes until fragrant. For sesame sauce, in a small bowl whisk together broth, remaining soy sauce, remaining honey, the cornstarch, vinegar, and chili paste until cornstarch and honey are incorporated. Add sauce to skillet. Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes until thickened and darkened in color. Stir in remaining 1 tsp. sesame oil.

4. To serve, pour sauce over chicken. Surround chicken with steamed broccoli. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onion tops. Serve with brown rice, if desired.

Make it vegetarian:

5. Use 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth in place of the chicken broth and extra-firm tofu instead of chicken.

Make it gluten-free:

6. Use gluten-free soy sauce.

For less spice:

7. Remove portions before adding chili paste to remaining portions.

Nutrition Facts (Sesame Chicken with Broccoli)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 365,
  • Fat, total (g) 14,
  • chol. (mg) 82,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 21,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 7,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 5,
  • fiber (g) 4,
  • sugar (g) 9,
  • pro. (g) 39,
  • vit. A (IU) 826,
  • vit. C (mg) 87,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 17,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 73,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 882,
  • Potassium (mg) 714,
  • calcium (mg) 91,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Mark as Free Exchange () 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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