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Monday, April 25, 2011

Lighter Sesame Chicken

This recipe is from the Martha Stewart website. Here is the link.


3/4 cup brown rice- *I didn't cook it with rice.

  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped or crushed with a garlic press
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 2-inch chunks-* I used 1 chicken breast for the 2 of us.
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, such as safflower
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 pounds broccoli, cut into large florets, stems peeled and thinly sliced
  • *I also added edamame. We get small bags of edamame that you steam in the microwave. It is a great snack as well as delicious in recipes.


  1. Place a steamer basket in a large saucepan, and fill with 1 inch water; set aside for broccoli. Cook rice according to package instructions.

  2. Meanwhile, make sauce: In a small bowl, combine honey, sesame seeds, soy sauce, and garlic; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together egg whites and cornstarch. Add chicken; season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat.

  3. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. Add half the chicken; cook, turning occasionally, until golden and opaque throughout, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate; repeat with remaining tablespoon oil and chicken. Return all the chicken to skillet; add reserved sauce and scallions, and toss to coat.

  4. Meanwhile, place saucepan with steamer basket over high heat; bring water to a boil. Add broccoli, and cook until crisp-tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Serve sesame chicken with broccoli and rice.


  1. yummy!! that looks so delicious

  2. this and the salmon recipe looks delish!! although I have to admit I'm a little sad that P-dub's recipes are going into retirement

  3. yum, this looks great as well....i love that dress in your profile pic, what's going on there??

  4. Another great looking recipe. I might just have to start planning my meals from your blog.

  5. Looks like you need to do the cooking next time we get together! I had no idea you were a gourmet chef!!

  6. Hi, sometimes take a look in the frozen veggie section at Wal-Mart - here in KY, they have a large bag of shelled edamame for like $1.68 - there is a LOT in a bag, and these loose beans make a yummy addition to dishes like this! Keep the yummy recipes coming!