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Sesame Chicken

5
3
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
31 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
11 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
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.

Ingredients

Sesame seeds

2 Tbsp, raw

Low sodium soy sauce

1 Tbsp

Maple syrup

1 Tbsp

Sherry (dry or sweet)

1 Tbsp

Ginger root

1 tsp, fresh, minced

Five-spice powder

½ tsp

All-purpose flour

2 Tbsp

Table salt

½ tsp

Uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s)

1 pound(s), cut into 2-inch pieces

Black pepper

¼ pinch

Peanut oil

2 tsp

Water

1 cup(s)

Instructions

  1. Place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sesame seeds and cook until lightly toasted, shaking the 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 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 evapourated, 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.