Pseudo-Sesame Chicken

Sesame chicken is one of those traditional chinese take out menu items that everyone seems to love. I’m no exception. It’s often my go-to dish when I crave American Chinese food. For those of you that have had it you know it’s all about the sauce. This particular recipe is not the traditional sesame chicken you probably know. Typically, sesame chicken is breaded and deep fried before tossed in sauce. I call this pseudo-sesame chicken because it’s a different take on the dish. Breaded and deep fried is not the best option for a healthy lifestyle so I think it’s a decent compromise.

  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp pineapple juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp ginger, grated
  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 1 tsp peanut oil
  • cooked rice
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • scallions to garnish

Cut chicken breasts into bite sized chunks. Mix the soy sauce, pineapple juice, honey, sugar, ginger and chicken in a large ziplock bag and marinate in the fridge for at least an hour.

Heat the oil in a skillet or wok. Add the chicken and marinade to the pan and saute until the chicken is cooked and the sauce begins to thicken. Add sesame seeds and toss.

Serve on cooked rice and garnish with the scallions.


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