Sesame Chicken

Sesame Chicken
Sesame Chicken


  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds, raw
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp dry sherry
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger root, minced
  • 1⁄2 tsp five-spice powder spices
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 1⁄4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 lb uncooked boneless skinless boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 2-inch strips
  • 2 tsp peanut oil


  1. Place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sesame seeds and cook until lightly toasted, shaking pan frequently, about 2 to 3 minutes; transfer seeds to a shallow dish and set aside.
  2. Whisk water, soy sauce, maple syrup, sherry, ginger and five-spice powder together in a small bowl; set aside.
  3. Combine flour, salt and pepper together in a shallow dish; add chicken and turn to coat. Shake chicken pieces to remove excess flour.
  4. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sauté until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Add soy sauce mixture to chicken and cook until sauce thickens and is almost evaporated, about 2 to 3 minutes more.
  5. Dip chicken pieces in toasted sesame seeds and serve, drizzled with any additional soy sauce mixture.
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Per serving: 4 SmartPoints; 5 PointsPlus; 5 POINTS (old)

Serving Size: 1 (142 g)

Servings Per Recipe: 4