Last year I discovered this easy schmeezy recipe from elizabethbryant.blogspot.com (go check it out!!). It was a Korean Beef recipe that quickly won over my whole family and lots of friends whom I shared it with. I took the base of that recipe and changed it a bit to create a healthy, sweet and savory sesame chicken. It was a crowd pleaser over here and hopefully it will be for you too.
1 lb chicken (cut into cubes) (If you have a Kroger, I love Simple Truth’s chicken cutlets)
2 Tbs sesame seed oil
1 clove minced garlic
1/4 c low-sodium soy sauce
1/4-1/2 c maple syrup (depends on how sweet you want to make it, I go for the 1/2 c)
1/2 tsp ground ginger
2 c chopped and steamed broccoli heads
2 Tbs sesame seeds
4 c cooked brown rice
Heat sesame oil and garlic in large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken cubes and cook approximately 4 minutes on each side until chicken is cooked through. While chicken is cooking, work on cooking your rice and steaming the broccoli. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
Place skillet back on burner and add soy sauce, maple syrup and ginger and bring to a boil, stirring constantly so mixture does not burn. Reduce mixture for 3-4 minutes over medium high heat until it thickens a bit (continue stirring while it is reducing).
Remove from heat and place chicken, broccoli and sesame seeds back in skillet covering with soy/maple syrup mixture. Serve over brown rice and spoon extra sauce over chicken/broccoli/rice before serving.