Sesame Chicken

My friend Emily recommended The Rookie Cookie website for yummy recipes. A quick perusal of Rookie's listings landed me in the arms of her Sesame Chicken. Mmmm... no more Panda Express for us.

Sesame Chicken

2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed of any fat and cut into bite-size pieces
2 Tbsp flour
salt and ground pepper
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp sesame seeds
1 stalk green onion, chopped**
2 cups white or brown rice, cooked according to package directions

In a bowl, combine soy sauce and sugar and stir well to combine. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine chicken pieces and flour. Season with salt and pepper. Stir well to combine.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Once hot, add chicken. Cook, stirring often, until cooked through, about 5-10 minutes, depending on how large or small your pieces are.

Transfer chicken pieces onto a plate and put the pan back on the heat. Stir the soy sauce mixture again (some of the sugar will have settled in the bottom) and pour the soy sauce mixture into the pan. With a wooden spoon, scrape the cooked bits on the bottom of the pan while the soy sauce mixture simmer. Let simmer for 2 minutes, until slightly thickened. Add the chicken back into the pan. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top and toss well, coating all the chicken pieces in the soy mixture.

Serve over rice and garnish with green onions**.

Yields 6 servings.

**Do try not to leave out the green onions. The tiny bit of Asian flavor that they add is really nice and really helps bring it all together.


Aimee said…

This was dinner tonight... and it was DELICIOUS!

Thanks for sharing!
KWit said…
TOTALLY A FAVORITE. I am sad to say that I am addicted to this blog of yours. I always HATED cooking, but you make it so fun, easy and good and work out all the kinks, thats the part I hated. Anyway this is high vote in my family. We even tried it with beef and broccoli and it was amazing too!
vrob said…
We made this for dinner tonight too! It was easy enough to not scare me off and soo yummy! Kids ate it all, even with brown rice.

Miken said…
this i made for my whole family while we were in hawaii and they all DEMANDED the recipe. this one is probably my favorite. i felt like i couldn't have gotten a better version even out of a chinese restaurant. it was THAT good. :)

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