Healthy Sesame Chicken

Healthy Sesame Chicken

Total Time: 25 minutes

2 Servings

Calories Per Serving: 553

Ingredients:

    • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch cubes
    • 1 cup cooked white rice
    • 1/2 tablespoon avocado oil
    • 2 cups green beans

    For the Sauce:

    • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1 tablespoon garlic cloves minced
    • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon lime zest (zest of one lime)
    • 1 tablespoon lime juice (juice of one lime)
    • 1 tablespoons sesame seeds for garnish

Method:

  1. In a pan, heat toasted avocado oil. Sauté chicken until browned on all sides, approximately 10-15 minutes.
  2. While chicken is cooking, whisk together the sauce.
  3. Once chicken is cooked, remove from the pan + set aside. Pour sauce mixture into the pan and cook for 3-5 minutes until it starts to bubble, stirring consistently. The will thicken quickly, but be careful to watch that it doesn’t burn.
  4. While sauce is thickening, steam green beans per direction on package.
  5. Add cooked chicken back into the pan and coat in sauce.
  6. Serve over cooked rice and green beans!

Substitutions for this Healthy Sesame Chicken Recipe:

  • Chicken – You can sub chicken breasts with chicken thighs.
  • Avocado Oil – If you don’t have avocado oil you can use olive oil or refined coconut oil
  • Green Beans– You can sub in green beans with broccoli or any other veggies you like
  • Fresh Ginger – If you don’t have fresh ginger you can use 1/2 teaspoon of dried ground ginger.
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