In a busy household, quick mid-week dinners are a necessity. It’s sometimes hard to find recipes that are easy to prepare, reasonably healthy, and made with local ingredients. So when I prepare something that all 4 of my kids will eat without complaint (and maybe even ask for seconds), then I consider it a win. My easy sesame chicken recipe is one of those winning meals. Here’s my recipe including some of my favorite local ingredients:
- Olive oil, 1 tbsp
- Garlic, 3 cloves, minced
- Misty Knoll boneless chicken breast, 1 pound, cut into ½” cubes
- Low-sodium soy sauce, ¼ cup
- Honey Gardens Orange Blossom Raw Honey, 2 tbsp (any honey, raw or heated honey will work)
- Chili powder, 1 tsp
- Sesame oil, 1 tsp
- Sesame seeds, toasted, 1 tbsp
Heat olive oil on medium heat in a sauté pan. Add minced garlic and brown. Add chicken, sauté until chicken is almost cooked through. Stir in soy sauce, honey, and chili powder and simmer until sauce thickens. Add sesame oil and simmer for another 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Toss with sesame seeds.
I usually serve the sesame chicken over rice and with some sort of green vegetable on the side, but what you do with it is up to you. My kids like heat, so if your kids don’t like spicy food, you can easily cut the amount of chili powder or eliminate it all together.
Looking for a wine pairing suggestion? Barefoot Cellars Moscato is one of my favorite pairing choices with this meal. This crisp, fresh, and fruity wine complements the spice of this dish nicely.
I hope this meal is as big a hit in your household as it is in mine.