Lightened Up Sesame Chicken


Lightened Up Sesame Chicken from My Life Well Loved

Mmmmm, mmmmm, mmmmm this lightened up sesame chicken was yummy! I was craving some Chinese food the other night but didn’t want to totally blow out my calorie intake for the day AND I wanted to know what was going in my food. This recipe would be clean eating but since it uses brown sugar and I was too much of a chicken to try it without it, I call this “kind of” clean eating. 😉 And honestly, it’s what most of my recipes turn out being. For the most part, they’re whole, real foods but may have 1 or 2 ingredients that are a stretch. *For your reference, you could substitute a clean eating approved sweetener like stevia or raw honey.

As always, I believe moderation is key. It’s way better that I eat as close to clean eating as possible than just eating whatever, whenever. And, the real deal is that this is a certified, grade A quick meal, which you guys know I love! This recipe comes together quickly and easily AND because of this reason alone, it will probably start making it in the regular dinner rotation at the Brown household.

Lightened Up Sesame Chicken from My Life Well Loved

Mmmm, don’t those little sesame seeds make you want to dive in and just devour that chicken? It’s making me hungry again as I type up this post at 11:40 pm, ha!

Lightened Up Sesame Chicken
 
Ingredients
  • 1.75 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into pieces
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 1½ teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk chicken broth, brown sugar, sesame oil, garlic, soy sauce, and white vinegar together.
  3. In another bowl, toss the chicken with salt, pepper, and flour.
  4. In a large oven-safe pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  5. Once hot, add the chicken in one layer.
  6. Cook for three minutes on each side until seared to your liking.
  7. Turn off the heat and pour the chicken broth mixture over the chicken, stirring to combine.
  8. Place the entire pan in the oven and cook for 20 minutes.
  9. Then toss the chicken with sesame seeds and serve with veggies or brown rice.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 5 Calories: 180
 

Thanks to How Sweet Eats for this fab recipe! I found it via Pinterest, of course and was excited to see it’s only worth 5 Weight Watchers Plus points!

Now, it’s your turn to make this. Let me know what you think in the comments below! *http://www.blogdash.com/full_profile/?claim_code=7f41497797fd064c76505bc9fba5b831



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10 Comments

  1. February 21, 2014 / 9:22 am

    These look so tasty. Thanks for sharing I am definitely going to have to try these!

  2. February 21, 2014 / 9:36 am

    That looks amazing! I must try it!

  3. February 21, 2014 / 10:36 am

    I’m all for lightening up as much as possible. I love sesame chicken, that is my go to when we eat out! mmm mmm good. Thanks

  4. February 21, 2014 / 10:49 am

    Looks delicious! And I love that it is only 180 calories! Woohoo!!

  5. February 22, 2014 / 4:28 pm

    I love healthy modified recipes! Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Retreat, Hope to see you back on Thursday.

  6. March 1, 2014 / 10:32 am

    This looks great. I am pinning it to try soon. Thanks for linking up with the Let’s Get Real party.

  7. March 4, 2014 / 2:16 am

    You got me at with the word “simple”…lol. I’m always looking for healthy and simple meals to quickly put on the table for dinner. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from the Let’s Get Real Blog hop.

    • Heather
      Heather
      Author
      March 5, 2014 / 11:11 pm

      Thanks, Erlene! Aren’t we all looking for that word these days?! 😉

  8. March 6, 2014 / 2:19 pm

    Looks like a yummy and easy recipe. Thanks for sharing it at the party @DearCreatives hope to see you again this week. Theresa

  9. Jeannette
    April 30, 2014 / 8:14 am

    Found your blog recently and tried this chicken. This recipe is delicious! I will make it often.
    Thanks for sharing

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