Honey Sesame Chicken (#4)

Foodgawker is one of my favorite websites ever!  It’s basically pinterest, but just for food!  It compiles recipes from food blogs all around the web to one site where you can favorite recipes for later.  Thanks for introducing me to it, Kellyn!  This was one of the most popular recipes on the website for a while so decided I needed to give it a try.  It tasted pretty good…felt guilty using that much sugar/honey in a dinner recipe, but that’s just the dietitian in me.

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Ingredients:

2 large chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)

1/4 cup tomato sauce

1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce

1/2 cup honey

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 tsp crushed red pepper (red pepper flakes)

2 tsp sesame oil

1 medium yellow onion

3 cloves garlic

1 T canola or olive oil

1/2 cup water

1 T cornstarch + 3 T water

3 green onions

1 T sesame seeds

Directions:

In a mixing bowl, combine together tomato sauce, soy sauce, honey, brown sugar, red pepper and sesame oil.  Make sure brown sugar is completely dissolved and everything is mixed well.  Set aside.

Finely dice onion and mince garlic cloves.  In skillet, heat oil over medium heat.  Add onion and sauté a few minutes, until translucent.  Add in garlic and sauté for 1 minute.

Place chicken in pot and pour sauce over the top.  Add ~1/2 cup water and decrease heat to bring liquid to a gentle simmer.  Cover with lid and let cook for ~1 hour.  Halfway through, flip chicken breasts to allow for even cooking.

While chicken is cooking, slice green onions and toast sesame seeds to a light golden brown.

Once fully cooked, remove chicken and shred into bite sized pieces using two forks.

Turn up heat and bring sauce mixture to a boil.  Mix cornstarch and water to dissolve.  Pour into sauce and stir until sauce thickens into syrupy consistency.  Turn down heat.  Add chicken to sauce mixture and combine well.

Serve over brown rice or quinoa with steamed broccoli.  Garnish with the green onions and sesame seeds.

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