Friday, May 31, 2013

Healthy Sesame Chicken Take Out Fake Out

By now you have probably noticed my affinity to Take Out Fake Out.  You can see some examples here and here and here and here and here and here.    Don't get me wrong, I'm a HUGE fan of take out but everything is fried and well, fried food goes to my hips...and thighs, and arms and I could go on but you get the drift.  Enter Take Out Fake Outs, all of the flavor while being wayyyyy healthier.  

This one comes from my blog friend Laurie over at Simply Scratch.  I saw it a while ago and did what everyone does these days, I pinned the heck out of it and decided to make it later.  I was stumped on what to make the other night and sifting through my Pins this gem came up and I knew I had to make it.  I'm so glad I did, this is one fabulous dish.  Thanks Laurie! 
Start by making the sauce, the base is honey
And soy sauce
With some toasted sesame seed oil
Garlic
And sesame seeds.  Easy peasy.
Give it a quick stir and set aside for now
Then get to work on the veggies, red pepper
And green onions.  Give them a quick chop and set aside for now
Then work on the "coating" egg whites and corn starch
Mix with a fork.  This stuff is kind of weird but it will be okay, I promise.
Next cut up some chicken in small bite sized pieces and season with quite a bit of salt and pepper
Toss them in the egg white mixture.
Preheat a large skillet or wok with a little coconut oil (or canola if you don't have coconut).  Once the pan is very hot, add the chicken in batches, be sure not to crowd the pan or you will steam the chicken rather than sear it.  Also, I let the egg white mixture drip of the chicken a bit before putting it in the pan.
Once the first batch is done, remove it to a plate and add the second batch and so on...this is what you are looking for golden brown chicken baby.
Once all of the chicken is cooked, add the veggies and give them a quick stir fry.
Once the veggies have had a few minutes to cook, add the chicken back to the pan
And pour in the delicious sauce.  Give it a quick toss and heat through and that's it! 
Serve over rice white, brown, Jasmine whatever you have on hand.
Top with additional green onions
And try not to lick the plate.

Healthy Sesame Chicken Take Out Fake Out

1/2 cup honey
5 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
3/4 teaspoon toasted sesame seed oil
3 tablespoons sesame seeds
2 garlic cloves, minced or grated on a Microplane
2 egg whites
4 tablespoons corn starch
3 medium sized chicken breasts, chopped in small bite sized pieces
Salt and pepper to taste
2-3 tablespoons coconut oil (or canola)
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped into small pieces
4 green onions, chopped finely + 1 for garnish
Rice for serving

Start by combining the honey, soy sauce, sesame seed oil, sesame seeds and garlic in a small bowl.  Mix well and set aside.

In a larger bowl, combine the egg whites and corn starch.  Season the chicken with salt and pepper and the bite sized pieces into the bowl with the egg whites and corn starch.  Toss to coat.

Add the coconut oil into a large skillet or wok on high heat.  After it is preheated, add the chicken in batches, just enough to cover the bottom of the skillet/wok without touching each other.  Let cook on all sides until golden brown. Once the first batch is cooked, remove it and place on a plate.  Repeat until you have done this with all of the chicken.

With the skillet/wok still on high heat, add the vegetables and stir fry for 2 minutes or so.  Then add the chicken back to the skillet/wok.  Turn the heat down to medium and pour the sauce into the skillet/wok.  Give it a good toss to coat everything and let bubble for 2 minutes or so.

Serve over rice and garnish with the additional green onion.

Enjoy!

Very slightly adapted from Laurie's version at Simply Scratch











4 comments:

  1. Seems delicious!

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  2. This looks like it's packed with flavor! Yummy! Pinning! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #15.

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  3. I love Take Out Fake Out's! This one looks like it cooks up quicker than I could order and pick up take-out Chinese...win!! Looks delicious!

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  4. My boyfriend was nice and made this the other night for us. It was by far the best homemade Chinese... Even my friends wanted to try it because it made the house smell so good!

    WITH ♥ FROM MINNESOTA

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