20 Minute Skinny Sesame Chicken

So Sesame Chicken is my favorite dish to order when we get Chinese food.  But it is far from being healthy so it doesn’t get ordered much at all.  Last week I tried to do a Slow Cooker version but it just didn’t work out well for me, so I ended up changing it around last minute and making it on the stove.  I was shocked at how delicious this was, how easy and fast it was, and how healthy it turned out!  We all liked it so much that I’m making it again this week!  If you don’t have a wok, don’t sweat it, any heavy pan will do.  Serve it over rice and with a side of broccoli and you’ll never have to reach for the take out menu again!

Ingredients:

5-6 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-2 inch strips
2/3 cup honey
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
3 TBSP ketchup
2 tsp. onion powder
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 TBSP sesame oil
1/4 cup orange juice
2 TBSP cornstarch dissolved in 2 TBSP water
salt and pepper
sesame seeds

Directions:

  • Season chicken with salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder
  • In a small bowl, mix honey, sesame oil, soy sauce, ketchup, and orange juice.
  • Heat wok over medium high heat.  Add cooking spray or a small amount of vegetable oil to coat.  Add chicken and cook for about 2 minutes per side – browning each side.
  • Add sauce and continue to cook until chicken is cooked through.
  • Add cornstarch mixture and stir well so that sauce is thickened.
  • Add sesame seeds.  Allow sauce to continue cooking for about 5 more minutes, or until it reaches desired consistency.  Add more water if necessary.
  • Serve over rice

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