Saturday, February 23, 2008

Tonight is Sesame Chicken with Broccoli and Brown Rice Night

This is a great meal for company as it smells good and looks good. We used to order Chinese delivery at least once a week but as I try to cook at home more and no one delivers in this town I found this. It smells just like our favorite sesame chicken takeout but I used sweet rice that adds to the sweet flavor of the dish. I used bulk rice from Whole Foods that still has the outer hull. This had a nice flavor and even the kids liked the chicken.

Sesame Chicken with Broccoli and Brown Sweet Rice

1 cup organic brown rice
6 tablespoons local honey
4 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted till slightly golen
4 tablespoons soy sauce
3 organic garlic clove, minced
2 large free range egg whites
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 1/2 pounds boneless/skinless organic free range chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2"chunks
salt and fresh ground black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 pounds organic broccoli, cut into large florets

Cook rice according to package instructions.
In a small bowl, whisk together honey, sesame seeds, soy sauce and garlic.
In a large bowl, whisk together egg whites and cornstarch.
Add chicken, season with salt and pepper and toss well to coat.In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. Place half of the chicken into the skillet - cook, turning occasionally, until golden and cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate and repeat with remaining tablespoon oil and chicken. Place all of the chicken back into the skillet and pour in the honey sauce - toss well to coat and remove from the heat.Meanwhile, roast broccoli until crisp-tender, about 44 min.
Serve sesame chicken over the rice and broccoli.
Makes about 4 servings

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you really roast the broccoli for 44 minutes?

organic mom said...

Hi, thanks for looking at my site. Yes, I do roast that long BUT I do check it often and I turn it over so it won't burn. It seems to be a little crispy still but yet be soft. I do it at 350 degrees but if that seems to long or you think it looks done sooner you should do whatever you think is best. Ovens can vary and mine is OLD I mean Brady Bunch had new episodes old. Newer oven may be faster.