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Recipe: Lightened-Up Sesame Chicken with Broccoli & Couscous

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Forget the take out! You can make your own Sesame Chicken with Broccoli at home and way cheaper and healthier than the restaurant version.

Sesame Chicken
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins
 1 pound chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
 3 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari (gluten-free option)
 2 tablespoons honey
 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
 1 teaspoon sriracha (add more if you like it spicy)
 1 teaspoon fish sauce
 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
 2 tablespoons cornstarch
 1 egg white
 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
For the couscous
 1 1/2 cups pearl couscous, cooked to package directions
 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
1

Make the sauce: combine the soy sauce and honey to create a paste. Add the sesame seeds, sesame oil, lemon juice, sriracha and fish sauce. Combine well.

2

In a bowl combine the egg and cornstarch. Dredge the chicken in this mixture. Heat the grapeseed oil in a pan over medium-high heat. When it’s glistening add the chicken. Brown chicken on all sides until cooked through, about 10 minutes.

3

Cook the couscous. Toss with sesame oil, soy sauce and sesame seeds.

4

While the chicken is cooking, steam the broccoli.

5

Pour the sauce in a large bowl. Add the chicken and the broccoli. Stir to combine.

6

Plate the couscous, then top with the chicken & broccoli and sliced green onion.

Ingredients

 1 pound chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
 3 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari (gluten-free option)
 2 tablespoons honey
 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
 1 teaspoon sriracha (add more if you like it spicy)
 1 teaspoon fish sauce
 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
 2 tablespoons cornstarch
 1 egg white
 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
For the couscous
 1 1/2 cups pearl couscous, cooked to package directions
 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
 2 tablespoons chopped green onions

Directions

1

Make the sauce: combine the soy sauce and honey to create a paste. Add the sesame seeds, sesame oil, lemon juice, sriracha and fish sauce. Combine well.

2

In a bowl combine the egg and cornstarch. Dredge the chicken in this mixture. Heat the grapeseed oil in a pan over medium-high heat. When it’s glistening add the chicken. Brown chicken on all sides until cooked through, about 10 minutes.

3

Cook the couscous. Toss with sesame oil, soy sauce and sesame seeds.

4

While the chicken is cooking, steam the broccoli.

5

Pour the sauce in a large bowl. Add the chicken and the broccoli. Stir to combine.

6

Plate the couscous, then top with the chicken & broccoli and sliced green onion.

Recipe: Lightened-Up Sesame Chicken with Broccoli & Couscous

~ Marla Meridith

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