Sesame Chicken

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This dish is the real deal, with sesame seeds and oil, veggies, rice wine and spices. A marinated stir-fry chicken dish that will loudly proclaim, 'Open, Sesame!' to your delighted taste buds.

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Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons rice wine

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce

  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  • 1 clove crushed garlic

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite size pieces

  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 4 ounces fresh mushrooms, quartered

  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced

  • 4 green onions, sliced diagonally into 1/2 inch pieces

Directions

  1. To Make Marinade: In a nonporous dish or bowl blend cornstarch with wine or sherry; then stir in lemon juice, soy sauce, hot pepper sauce, ginger and garlic. Blend together and stir in chicken strips. Cover dish and refrigerate to marinate for 3 to 4 hours.

  2. In a wok or large skillet, place sesame seeds and dry-fry over medium heat, shaking the wok, until the seeds are a golden brown color. Remove seeds and set aside.

  3. To same wok or skillet add sesame oil and vegetable oil and heat slowly. Drain chicken, reserving marinade, and stir-fry in wok a few pieces at a time, until browned. Remove chicken with a slotted spoon and set aside.

  4. Add mushrooms and green bell pepper to same wok or skillet and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the scallions and stir-fry 1 minute more. Return chicken to wok, together with reserved marinade, and stir over medium high heat for another 2 to 3 minutes, or until the ingredients are evenly coated with the glaze. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on top and serve immediately.

Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

279 Calories
14g Fat
7g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 279
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 312mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 31mg 155%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 518mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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