Thursday, September 29, 2011

Food: Sesame Chicken with Broccoli

I made this fabulous dish the other night - Sesame Chicken with Broccoli. Am a fan. But then again, we love pretty much all Asian-type food :) Pair it with hot rice and maybe an egg roll and yummy :)

Sesame Chicken with Broccoli
3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth, divided
1/4 cup soy sauce, divided
2 Tbsp. cornstarch, divided
2 tsp. toasted sesame oil
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 medium head of broccoli, florets cut into 1-inch pieces, stalks peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger
1 Tbsp. sesame seeds, toasted

Whisk 1/2 cup broth, 3 Tbsp. soy sauce, 1 Tbsp. cornstarch and sesame oil in a medium bowl. In a medium bowl, combine chicken, 1 Tbsp. soy sauce, 1 Tbsp. cornstarch, and 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil. Toss to coat. Heat 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Brown chicken (about 5 minutes), transfer to plate and set aside.

Add broccoli and remaining 1/4 cup chicken broth to skillet and cook, covered, until broccoli begins to soften. Uncover and cook until liquid evaporates, about 1 minute. Add ginger and cook until fragrant (about 30 seconds). Whisk sauce to recombine and add with chicken to broccoli in the skillet. Cook until thickened, about 1 minute. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over hot rice. Enjoy :)

Adapted from Cook's Country Magazine.