Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sesame Chicken!

I'm so, so happy to post another recipe!! I haven't posted one in awhile, and that means a few things...
1. I have been busy.
2. I have been making the same ol' meals...BORING.
3. I haven't been cooking at all!
Poor Kyle... I'm sure he was happy to eat a warm meal...

We found this recipe on Low Fat Lifestyle at a point when we were trying to eat a little healthier... and we LOVE it!! I mentioned "making the same ol' meals" and this is actually one of those...but it's delish! We could eat it every week! Now, I'll share the yummy goodness with you:

6 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut in strips or chunks
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup light soy sauce
1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 to 1 tsp. red pepper flakes or crushed red pepper (a little goes a long way!)
1 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds
-Cut chicken into strips or chunks
- Heat large skillet to med-high heat, spray with cooking spray.
-Cook chicken until no longer pink.
-While chicken is cooking, mix together all ingredients (except sesame seeds).
-Whisk until sauce is smooth.
-Pour sauce into skillet with chicken...
-...and cook until sauce thickens slightly. (Add a little bit of water is sauce becomes too thick!)
-Sprinkle with sesame seeds. (We forgot this step!! I guess we made Non-sesame Chicken, then...)
-Cover and simmer 5-10 minutes.
-While chicken is simmering, boil or microwave rice. (Ain't no shame in microwavin'...it took 6 minutes for 2 servings of rice... perfect timing!!)

-Serve over rice and steamed vegetables. (Notice I didn't say "smother"...do as I say and not as I do! Haha, our chicken and sauce definitely SMOTHERED the rice...also, we do NOT have steamed vegetables in there...we DID eat steamed edamame as an appetizer so that counts, right??)

This is literally one of the easiest meals to make. You only have to clean one pan!! NOW I have your attention! :) Enjoy!

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