Tuesday, August 6, 2019

2 BHG’s Sesame Chicken Recipes

What’s better than a Sesame Chicken recipe?...Two Sesame Chicken Recipes! One is Sesame Chicken with Noodles and the other is Sesame Chicken and Broccoli. Both are made on the stovetop. Serves 4-6 Total Time: Sesame Chicken with Noodles 20 minutes and Sesame Chicken and Broccoli 1 hour which includes a 20 minute marinade.

Sesame Chicken with Noodles


1/3 cup rice vinegar
1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
2 teaspoons Asian garlic-chili sauce
2 6 ounces refrigerated grilled chicken breast strips
12 ounces dried udon noodles or whole-wheat spaghetti
3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
2 medium yellow, red and/or orange sweet peppers, cut in bite-size strips
Fresh cilantro


In medium bowl stir together vinegar, green onions, honey, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic-chili sauce. Add chicken; stir to coat. Set aside to allow flavors to meld. Meanwhile, in large saucepan cook noodles in boiling water about 8 minutes until just tender. Drain noodles well and return to saucepan. Drizzle with oil and toss to coat. Add chicken mixture and toss to combine. Transfer to bowls. Top each with pepper strips and cilantro. Easy Peasy!

Sesame Chicken and Broccoli 


5 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil 5 teaspoons honey
1 1/4 pounds skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 green onions, white parts thinly sliced and green tops reserved
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
4 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon chili paste
1 small head broccoli, cut in florets, steamed until crisp-tender, 4 to 5 minutes
3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
Hot cooked brown rice (optional)


In a medium bowl whisk together 3 Tbsp. of the soy sauce, 1 tsp. sesame oil, and 2 tsp. honey. Add cut-up chicken, toss to coat, then marinate for 20 minutes. Remove chicken from marinade with a slotted spoon. Discard the marinade.

In a large nonstick skillet or wok heat 2 tsp. of canola oil over medium-high heat. Cook half the chicken at a time for 6 minutes until browned and cooked through, turning once or twice. Transfer to a large serving plate. Heat 2 tsp. canola oil to cook remaining chicken. Transfer to serving plate. In the same skillet heat the remaining 2 tsp. canola oil over medium-high heat. Add the white parts of onions, ginger, and garlic. Cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes until fragrant.

For sesame sauce, in a small bowl whisk together broth, remaining soy sauce, remaining honey, the cornstarch, vinegar, and chili paste until cornstarch and honey are incorporated. Add sauce to skillet. Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes until thickened and darkened in color. Stir in remaining 1 tsp. sesame oil. Add cooked chicken back to skillet. Add steamed broccoli to skillet. Stir to combine. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onion tops. Serve with brown rice, if desired. Easy Peasy!

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