Sesame Chicken

Try this just once, and I can guarantee it'll become part of your regular dinner meal rotation!  This was sooooo good!  I served it with white rice and a side of steamed broccoli.  (Another delicious recipe from Vittles Divine.)

Sesame Chicken

1/2 c. soy sauce
1/2 c. sugar
2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
2 Tbsp. flour
salt and ground pepper
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. sesame seeds
1 stalk green onion, chopped **
2 c. 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 simmers.
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.

** Megan's Tip:  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.

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