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Sesame Chicken Recipe

Looking for an easy Sesame Chicken recipe? Learn how to make Sesame Chicken using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by mpkatz

Makes 4 servings



The restaurant version of this dish is loaded with fat, thanks to deep frying. We coated the chicken with flour and then pan-seared it to lighten it up. 4 Points

Recipe Ingredients for Sesame Chicken

2 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp water
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp ginger root, fresh, minced
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 pound uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 2-inch strips
2 tsp peanut oil

Recipe Directions for Sesame Chicken

  1. Place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sesame seeds and cook until lightly toasted, shaking pan frequently, about 2 to 3 minutes; transfer seeds to a shallow dish and set aside.

  2. Whisk water, soy sauce, maple syrup, sherry, ginger and five-spice powder together in a small bowl; set aside.

  3. Combine flour, salt and pepper together in a shallow dish; add chicken and turn to coat. Shake chicken pieces to remove excess flour.

  4. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sauté until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Add soy sauce mixture to chicken and cook until sauce thickens and is almost evaporated, about 2 to 3 minutes more.

  5. Dip chicken pieces in toasted sesame seeds and serve, drizzled with any additional soy sauce mixture. Yields about 4 strips per serving.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 138.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
263
Calories from Fat
76
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.5g
13%
Saturated Fat
1.8g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
96mg
32%
Sodium
604mg
25%
Potassium
337mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
7.9g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0.7g
3%
Sugars
3.0g
Protein
36.6g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 7% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Very high in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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