EASY Honey Sesame Chicken RECIPE

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One of the easiest ways to celebrate the Chinese New Year is to get involved with traditions.  A lot of these traditions come from my friends living in Asia.  When they visit here, we always make sure to attend a parade and eat traditional food.  Even Asian inspired food is a great way to celebrate the day.
Soy sauce is often an ingredient to use in Asian cooking.  

I love to use it for our Thanksgiving casseroles, turkey, lemon chicken, fried rice, and steak to give it an added boost of flavor.  By using 1/2 teaspoon Kikkoman Soy Sauce in place of 1/2 teaspoon table salt, the sodium content of the recipe is cut by 1000 mg.  Now, that’s a sauce I love to use while cooking.  Kikkoman Soy Sauce is aged for several months to develop its characteristic rich, yet mellow flavor with an appetizing aroma and distinctive reddish-brown color.

If you plan on celebrating Chinese New Year, make an Asian inspired dish to celebrate the day.  What Asian inspired dishes do you like to make?

STICKY GARLIC SESAME CHICKEN


Seasoned chicken cooked in a skillet with a tangy garlic and honey sauce with sesame seeds and topped with green onions. Served with rice for the perfect meal. We’re celebrating the Chinese New Year with this easy to make dish.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Asian, chicken, garlic sesame chicken, honey, soy sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 128kcal
Author: Jessica (swankyrecipes.com)

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper
  • 1 pound chicken tenders, cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 4 green onions (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups rice

Instructions

  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. 
    Combine flour, red pepper, and onion powder in a large ziplock bag and shake then add chicken pieces. Shake bag to coat everything well. Carefully place coated chicken pieces in skillet to start to brown. 
    Meanwhile, combine honey, rice vinegar, minced garlic, red pepper flakes, and Kikkoman Soy Sauce in a small dish then whisk to combine well; set aside.
     After 5 minutes, flip chicken and brown the other side. Once chicken has a nice brown on both sides, add sauce mix and reduce heat to low. 
    Allow to heat for about 10 minutes, flipping once. 
    Meanwhile, make rice according to package directions. 
    After 10 minutes, turn stove top off and allow chicken to sit for at least 5 minutes. Sprinkle with sesame seeds then chop up green onions and place over the top. Serve with rice.

Nutrition

Calories:128kcal | Carbohydrates:9g | Protein:1g | Fat:9g | Saturated Fat:1g | Sodium:4mg | Potassium:44mg | Vitamin A:185IU | Vitamin C:3mg | Calcium:12mg | Iron:0.7mg