I’ve been trying to broaden my chicken recipes since we eat quite a bit of it (cheap meat). I found the following recipe on Weight Watcher’s website and thought it sounded good. It didn’t disappoint. I didn’t find or know what the 5-spice powder was until now where I just found it on Amazon. Even with leaving that off, this recipe had a nice flavor and it was so easy to prepare.
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Not pictured but I served this up with a side of steamed green beans. It was a wonderful hit with the family which is always nice.
- 2 Tbsp sesame seeds, raw
- 1 Tbsp mineral water
- 1 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp ginger root, fresh, minced
- 1/2 tsp five-spice powder (didn’t add as I don’t have it)
- 2 Tbsp flour (I used fresh ground wheat)
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 lb chicken breasts, uncooked, cut into 2-inch strips
- 2 tsp peanut oil (again, didn’t have so used sesame oil)
- Roast sesame seeds in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and cook until lightly toasted. Remove from pan and set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk together water, soy sauce, syrup, ginger and five spice powder (also add the sherry in if you are using it). Set aside.
- In a ziplock bag, combine flour, salt and pepper together. Add in chicken and toss until fully coated.
- In a large nonstick pan, heat oil over medium – high heat. Place chicken in pan and saute until browned on all sides. Add soy sauce mixture to chicken and cook until the sauce thickens.
- Either dip chicken in the sesame seeds or just add them to the chicken while in the pan (what I did).
- Serve warm with rice and veggies (which will add to the point value).