Friday, August 12, 2011

Honey Sesame Chicken with Broccoli (My 1st attempt at Asian cuisine)

1-2 is here with me this week.  And I've cooked more than I have in months.  I've even gotten out of my comfort zone.......Enjoy!

Well, I did it.  I tried it.  I delved into Asian cuisine.

See, I didn't grow up eating this.  I'm always been kinda afraid of it (yep, me, afraid of something...go figure!)  I usually make Mexican or Italian or American foods.  And I don't even really go to eat Chinese or Japanese.  If I do, its very plain and very steamed. 

But, I knew 1-2 would like it, so I gave it a whirl.  And it wasn't too bad.  Yeah for me! 

Honey Sesame Chicken.  It wasn't too soy sauce-y (that was one of the things I'm leary of...its such a strong flavor).  The honey balanced it out and made it sweeter.  But, not too sweet.  It was VERY liquidy.  I think the next time I make this dish again, I'll cut the soy sauce and honey down a bit.  Too much leftover in the bottom the skillet. 

But, 1-2 was satisfied.  I was happy with my creation.  I think that is enough for me today to declare this meal a keeper.

What about you?  Do you like cooking Asian foods?  Do you have any suggestions of things I can try to work on my Asian cuisine skills? 


See ya'll soon!


Honey Sesame Chicken
adapted from Permanent Posies

Print this recipe!

1 lb chicken tenders chopped into bite sized pieces
1/3 cup chopped onion
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp canola oil
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup honey
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds
2 pkgs Uncle Ben's Ready Rice Brown Rice
1 bag of Steam-in-bag broccoli florets

1.  Cook onion in a large skillet canola oil for about 4-5 minutes until tender and almost golden.  Chop chicken into small pieces.  Salt and pepper chicken.  Add chicken to onions and cook until no longer pink.
2.  To assemble sauce, mix honey, ground ginger, and soy sauce.  Whisk together until combined.  Set aside.
3.  Once chicken is cooked through, add sesame seeds to chicken mix and let toast for 1 minute before adding in sauce.  Let sauce and chicken and sesame seeds bubble together for 5-6 minutes to let flavor infuse chicken. 
4.  To serve, heat up packages of brown rice and steam in bag broccoli.  Dump rice and broccoli into the chicken and sauce and mix thoroughly.  Serve in bowls with chopsticks if you'd like! 

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