Sesame-Orange Chicken Recipe

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


Submitted by ridergrad

Makes 4 servings



From Cooking Light. Ground sesame seeds thicken the sauce as it cooks. Serve with a salad and bread.

Recipe Ingredients for Sesame-Orange Chicken

2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1 dash ground red pepper
24 ounce skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
2 teaspoons canola oil
1 teaspoon butter
1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1/3 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon whipping cream

Recipe Directions for Sesame-Orange Chicken

  1. Combine sesame seeds, rind, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a food processor; process until the mixture resembles coarse meal.

  2. Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/8 teaspoon salt.

  3. Heat oil and butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until butter melts. Add chicken; cook 6 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm.

  4. Add ground sesame mixture to pan, stirring with a whisk. Add broth, and bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Cook broth mixture until reduced to 2/3 cup (about 3 minutes). Add orange juice and cream; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Serve sauce over chicken.

Categories

Chicken

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 264.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
273
Calories from Fat
94
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.5g
16%
Saturated Fat
2.6g
13%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
105mg
35%
Sodium
542mg
23%
Potassium
71mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
3.7g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.8g
3%
Sugars
1.8g
Protein
36.2g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 5% Iron 4%
* 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
C-
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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