Asian, Quick Dinner

Sesame Chicken and Broccoli.

Chinese take out is one of the most convenient meals–it is fast, yummy and comforting and also extremely unhealthy.  Just because the food comes with lots of veggies and a good amount of protein, does not mean its good for you.  The sauces are oily and high in sugar content.  So I came up with recipe.  It is fast and super tasty.  I will make this meal at least twice a month (if not more), it reheats really well so you can make a large batch and portion it out and freeze it.  The basic recipe can be modified and you can include pork, beef, shrimp or even scallops.  As for vegetables, you can use mushrooms, babycorn, peppers, chestnuts and the list goes on.


Note: The good things about this recipe is that as long you have all the components it always turns out great.  So depending on the amount chicken you have and how you like your sauce you can adjust the quantity of the ingredients

1 lb of chicken tenders ( cut into pieces)

1 16oz bag of broccoli

2 Tbsp of cornstarch or flour

4 Tbsp of soy sauce

3 Tbsp of Honey

2 Tbsp of ginger paste

2 Tbsp of minced garlic

red pepper flakes ( as hot as you like it)

salt and pepper (to taste–keep in mind that soy sauce is salty)

1 Tbsp of sesame seeds


Toss the chicken pieces in cornstarch with  a little bit salt and pepper and fry till brown in a little bit of olive oil.

Set the chicken aside and in the same pot, add ginger, garlic soy sauce and honey and stir to combine.  Be quick because the sugars in the honey could burn.

Add the broccoli a little bit of water and allow for the sauce to coat the broccoli.

Add back the chicken.  At this point you may need to add a few more dashes of soy sauce, water and honey to allow for some more sauce to stick to the chicken as well

Taste for salt and pepper

Add red pepper flakes sesame seeds, toss and serve hot with rice !

move over take out !