It’s a BIG and BUSY week for me – I started my new job yesterday and the upcoming weekend will be packed with my little brother’s college graduation on Saturday and Mother’s Day on Sunday. I’m already feeling overwhelmed and exhausted! Which for me usually results in some time with my hands in the cookie jar… UNLESS I am prepared ahead of time with some tasty meals.
As someone who can’t really handle seafood, I am constantly on the lookout for new, healthy and EASY chicken recipes. I actually do enjoy cooking, but when I am busy? Forget about it. I would so much rather spend my time with family/friends instead of preparing meals for hours on end.
I found this recipe last year and knew I immediately had to try it – it’s SO simple and still totally delectable. Bonus: I fed this dish to my non-fitnessloving family and they devoured it. Try it out and let me know what you think!
Simple Sesame Chicken
*slightly adapted from How Sweet It Is
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into pieces
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons oat flour
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce or Bragg’s liquid aminos
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon sriracha
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken stock
2-3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a bowl, whisk together chicken stock, brown sugar, one tablespoon sesame oil, garlic cloves, crushed red pepper flakes, soy sauce or Bragg’s liquid aminos, vinegar and sriracha (chili sauce). Set aside.
Heat a large oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Toss chicken with pepper and oat flour. Heat olive oil and 1 tablespoon sesame oil in skillet and add chicken in a single layer. Cook until seared and golden on one side, then flip and cook until golden again, about 2-3 minutes per side. Pour chicken stock mixture over top and toss to coat, then turn off heat. Place skillet in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove and cover with sesame seeds. Serve with brown rice and lots of veggies.