I am a newlywed on a budget, just trying to make healthy and inexpensive meals for my husband and I to enjoy. He eats a lot, so cost is a big factor. Though I work 3 jobs, I manage to find time 6 nights a week to cook a full dinner for us both. I am constantly looking for new recipes that are moderately healthy, taste great, and won't break the bank.

On the side, I also own a brownie business called Gersheybars. My passion and love for cooking started when I was just a small child, baking with my mom and grandmother. The brownie recipe has been passed down through 5 generations and I am thrilled to finally have an outlet to share them with everybody else. Friends and family have helped spread the word and made my business as successful as it is today.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Sesame Chicken

This is one of hubby's favorite foods to order whenever we get Chinese food, so I decided to do a bit of web-surfing to find a recipe he would like. The texture of the chicken in this one is awesome. I served it over white rice and it was delicious!

Recipe Modifications

This was a little sweet for us, so I would probably cut the honey in half. I'm also interested in trying it with orange juice instead of honey, for an orange-sesame chicken. I had lots of flour left over, and would recommend using 1/2 cup flour instead of a full cup. I added about 1/4 of an onion, sliced thin.

Ingredients
  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c. toasted sesame seeds, divided
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1.5 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 package chicken breast strips, cut into chunks
  • 8 tbsp. teriyaki sauce
  • 6 tbsp. honey
  • oil for frying
Directions

1. In a large ziplock bag, combine flour, 1/4 c. sesame seeds, black pepper, red pepper and Chinese spice. Place chicken in bag and shake to coat.

2. Heat oil in large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Place chicken into skillet and brown on both sides, about 5 minutes per side.

3. Remove chicken from skillet and empty excess oil from pan. Reduce heat to low and return chicken to skillet. Mix in teriyaki sauce, honey and 1/4 c. sesame seeds, and stir until sauce thickens.Serve over brown rice.


This recipe originally seen on Krashed24's blog.

1 comment:

Lori said...

This looks great! I think I'll add it to my menu for next week. Thank you for posting it. :o)