Sesame Chicken

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Servings: 6
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Ingredients
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, pat dry with paper towels
  • 1⁄2 cup honey
  • 1⁄2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1⁄2-1 teaspoon ground ginger (fresh is better)
  • 1⁄2-1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
Directions
  • Cut chicken breast into 1 inch strips or bite size pieces.
  • Heat a large non-stick skillet that has been sprayed with Pam, over medium-high heat.
  • Cook chicken for about 6 minutes or until no longer pink.
  • Mix together honey, soy sauce, water, corn starch, ginger and red pepper flakes.
  • Whisk until no corn starch lumps appear.
  • Pour sauce mixture into skillet with chicken.
  • Cook until sauce thickens slightly.
  • You can add more water if sauce is too thick.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until chicken starts to soak up the sauce.
  • Note: Since originally posting this recipe, I have tried some of the suggestions others have made. I do like it with a bit of sesame oil (be careful not to get too much, just a few drops at the end of cooking is good enough for me, but you might like more), fresh ginger is also good if you have it on hand. I have tried it with garlic and it is good that way also. I have also found that it is good with shrimp and pork. Basically what I am trying to say is, the original recipe is just a simple, quick and healthy meal I came up with when I was craving Chinese food. I thought it turned out really great and wanted to share it. I'm happy that so many of you have enjoyed it. For those of you that didn't care for it, I hope you can find one that suits your fancy some where else.