Hello there– We’ve been traveling the last couple weeks–eating like we were on a vacation from reasonable food– such as mid morning coffee and pastry breaks every day!! And tracking down fun places to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner!!
So it’s nice to get back to our own kitchen and have an “every day eating at home” kind of meal. And this is a good one– ready in about 30 minutes, a little sweet, a little spicy. So good to be at our own little table!
SESAME CHICKEN & BROCCOLI
1 cup white or brown rice
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut in small cube
2 tab. sesame oil
salt & freshly ground pepper
2 small heads broccoli, cut to bitesize pieces (about 3 cups)
1/2 cup water
t tab. soy sauce
3 tab. brown sugar
1 1/2 tab. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tab. Thai sweet chili sauce
1 tsp. sesame seeds
Cook the rice according to the directions on the package.
Cut the chicken in bite size pieces. Heat the oil in a large pan. Cook the chicken 4 or 5 minutes until it’s browned and cooked through, salt & pepper it liberally while it cooks.
While that’s cooking, cut up the broccoli and steam it in lightly salted water, 3 minutes in the microwave, until its tender but still crisp.
In container with a tight fitting lid combine the water, soy sauce, brown sugar, cornstarch, ginger, garlic and chili sauce. Shake the container until it is all blended and add it to the chicken on high heat, stirring until the sauce thickens, 2 or 3 minutes.
Drain the water from the broccoli and add it into the chicken in the pan.
On a platter, layer the rice and then the chicken and broccoli, scraping all that good sauce out of the pan over the chicken. Sprinkle on the sesame seeds– ready to eat!