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Easy Sesame Chicken

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 6

Hack your favorite Chinese take-out recipe with this super quick and easy version of sesame chicken. MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
bag (20 oz) frozen lightly breaded chicken chunks or frozen popcorn chicken
2
teaspoons vegetable oil
1
teaspoon finely chopped garlic
1
bottle (14 oz) stir-fry sauce
1/2
teaspoon grated fresh gingerroot
1/8
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1
teaspoon toasted sesame seed
Cooked rice or steamed broccoli, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Make chicken as directed on package for oven directions.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; add garlic. Cook about 1 minute or until garlic is fragrant, stirring constantly. Add stir-fry sauce, gingerroot and pepper flakes; heat 1 to 2 minutes to simmering, stirring occasionally.
  • 3
    Remove chicken from oven; transfer to large bowl, and toss in heated sauce. Sprinkle with sesame seed, and serve. Serve with cooked rice or broccoli.

Expert Tips

  • Top with sliced green onions, if desired.
  • Stir-fry sauces vary in consistency and flavor; this recipe was tested with a thicker stir-fry sauce (LaChoy™ brand).

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
33%
Saturated Fat
3g
16%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
1270mg
53%
Potassium
250mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
13%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
20g
Protein
16g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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