Skinny Sesame Chicken with Brown Rice

skinnysesamechickenLast 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.

Serves 3-4

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.photo 1-1

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).

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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.

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