Indulge In {Sesame Chicken}

Let me start by saying that Chinese take out might be the best thing since craft beer. It's in no way good for you but oh so yummy! There is no way my diet can afford to eat it as much as my stomach wants me too. That's why I was so beyond thrilled when I stumbled upon this recipe for a healthier version of my take out favorite. By using pan seared chicken instead of deep frying, the meat gets the same breaded fried affect without all the extra mess. Plus, how impressed would guests be if you made this for your next dinner party? Here's the recipe for homemade sesame chicken...

:: Ingredients ::
1/2 cup unbleached flour or 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into medium sized pieces
1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce, use less if you have a sensitivity to salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp dark sesame oil
2 Tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
1/4 cup chopped fresh scallions (both green and white)

:: Directions ::
1. Coat a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and warm over medium-high heat. Add chicken to skilllet and cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minute, or until no longer pink. Transfer to a plate.

2. In a gallon-size plastic bag, combine flour, salt, and pepper. Add chicken, seal bag, and shake well to coat.
3. Reduce heat to medium. Combine soy sauce and sugar in skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves, about 1 to 2 minutes max. Add oil and sesame seeds. Add chicken and scallion. Toss and serve immediately.
*Recipe from The Way to His Heart

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