Easy Healthy Sesame Chicken Recipe

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I love chinese food, but take-out can be pricey, especially for a whole family and, in general it’s not all that healthy. This version of sesame chicken, however, is easy to make at home and it is MUCH healthier than the takeout version!

Sesame Chicken the Healthy Way

1 1/2 lb Chicken Breast (boneless,skinless)
4 tbsp Honey
3 tbsp Sesame Seeds
4 tbsp Soy Sauce
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
4 Egg Whites
1/2 cup Cornstarch
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
2 tbsp Canola Oil
4 Scallions – sliced thin (optional)

In a small bowl combine honey, sesame seeds, soy sauce and garlic for the sauce.

In a large bowl, whisk egg whites and cornstarch together. Add chicken to the bowl, season with salt and pepper and toss until coated.

In a large nonstick skillet at medium-high, heat the oil. Add the chicken and cook 6-8 minutes or until golden and cooked through.  (If you don’t have a very large skillet, cook the chicken in two batches so that it is not too crowded – it should be in a single layer in the pan.)  Add the sauce and scallions to the skillet and mix to coat.

Serve chicken with the rice and steamed broccoli or snow peas (the veggies can be served on the side or mixed in with the sauce).

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