Sesame Chicken with Broccoli

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244 CALORIES 11g CARBS 8g FAT 35g PROTEIN
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A few years back I shared a simple recipe for Sesame Chicken and it has been an absolute blog and meal plan favorite ever since. More than just a blog favorite, it’s a household favorite and something I personally prepare at least 1-2 times a month. Usually when I am making it at home, I add whatever veggies I have on hand – broccoli, green beans, asparagus, snap peas, snow peas, cabbage, red peppers, or a mix. Since lately some questions have been rolling in about the best way to add veggies, I thought it was worth it to share this veggie packed version of sesame chicken. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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The Recipe

Sesame Chicken with Broccoli

PREP TIME: 10 Min
COOK TIME: 25 Min
TOTAL TIME: 35 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1.33 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tbsp. whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 tbsp. sesame seeds

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Instructions

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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

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In a small bowl, whisk the chicken broth, brown sugar, sesame oil, garlic, soy sauce, and white vinegar together. Set aside.

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In another bowl, toss the chicken with salt, pepper, and flour.

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In a large pan (make sure it’s oven safe) heat the olive oil over medium heat. Once hot, add the chicken in one layer. Cook for three minutes on one side until nicely browned and then flip and cook for another three minutes on the other side.

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Turn off the heat and pour the sauce mixture over the chicken, stirring to combine. Place the entire pan in the oven and cook for 20 minutes.

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Meanwhile, prepare the veggies until just tender crisp. The easiest way to do this is by quickly placing in boiling water for 2-4 minutes until bright in color and just tender. You can also microwave for 4-5 minutes until just tender. Make sure to not overcook your vegetables.

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During the last two minutes of cooking, stir in the vegetables.

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Top with sesame seeds.

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**If you have any trouble with the sauce thickening, you can add a touch more flour or add cornstarch to thicken it up. You can also broil it during the last minutes of cooking to brown the chicken more if needed.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1.25 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 244
Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
12%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 74mg
24%
Sodium 367mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate 11g
4%
Dietary Fiber 2g
9%
Sugars 4g
Protein 35g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
5 Comments
On Sesame Chicken with Broccoli
July 9, 2018 - 15:38
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Delicious! Fast and easy! We ate it with brown rice and sesame green beans.
January 10, 2018 - 18:57
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This was really good. Make again, but make sure and use low salt products. Very easy to make.
January 24, 2017 - 12:54
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We both really liked the flavor. Ate it over rice. I think I will add other vegetables to it next time like shredded carrot. I am a timid cook and feared the chicken would be overdone after browning in a pan & then baking in the oven but it came out just fine. I will be making this again.
January 24, 2016 - 16:43
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Good flavor and easy to make, except that it is SO easy to overcook the broccoli. I avoid that by adding almost/barely done broccoli at the point where I've just thickened the sauce with a bit of flour, and I fold it in. By the time it's mixed in, it's done. It'll be a regular.
February 13, 2017 - 16:02
Sorry about any confusion this caused. Normally stock and broth are the same thing. I will update the instructions. Hope you enjoy it!
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