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There is mouthwatering magic in the sweet-tart, spicy-salty balance of Chinese sauces like this one. Here it is poured over tender marinated chicken, sprinkled with a generous helping of toasted sesame seeds and served with the crisp clean contrast of steamed broccoli.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
marinate:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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. Add cooked chicken back to skillet. Add steamed broccoli to skillet. Stir to combine.

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  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onion tops. Serve with brown rice, if desired.

Make it vegetarian

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

Make it gluten free

Use gluten-free soy sauce.

For less spice

Remove portions before adding chili paste to remaining portions.

Nutrition Facts

365 calories; total fat 14g; saturated fat 2g; polyunsaturated fat 5g; monounsaturated fat 7g; cholesterol 82mg; sodium 882mg; potassium 714mg; carbohydrates 21g; fiber 4g; sugar 9g; protein 39g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 826IU; vitamin c 87mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 17mg; vitamin b6 1mg; folate 73mcg; vitamin b12 1mcg; calcium 91mg; iron 3mg.
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Reviews

69 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 7