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Healthy Sesame Chicken

Healthy Sesame Chicken is a delicious, healthy dinner! Packed with protein, low in carbs, and gluten free - it's simple to make & better than takeout!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy sesame chicken recipe, lighter sesame chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 688kcal
9
WW Freestyle Points 9

Ingredients

For the Sauce:

Instructions

  • In a pan, heat toasted avocado oil. Sauté chicken until browned on all sides, approximately 10-15 minutes.
  • While chicken is cooking, whisk together the sauce.
  • Once chicken is cooked, remove from the pan + set aside. Pour sauce mixture into the pan and cook for 3-5 minutes until it starts to bubble, stirring consistently. The will thicken quickly, but be careful to watch that it doesn't burn.
  • While sauce is thickening, steam green beans per direction on package.
  • Add cooked chicken back into the pan and coat in sauce. Place Village Harvest Organic Jasmine Rice in microwave + cook per directions.
  • Serve over Village Harvest Organic Jasmine Rice and green beans + enjoy!

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Notes

Substitutions for this Healthy Sesame Chicken Recipe:
  • Chicken - You can sub chicken breasts with chicken thighs.
  • Avocado Oil - If you don't have avocado oil you can use olive oil or refined coconut oil
  • Green Beans- You can sub in green beans with broccoli or any other veggies you like
  • Coconut Aminos - If you don't have coconut aminos you can use low sodium soy sauce or Bragg's Liquid Aminos.
  • Fresh Ginger - If you don't have fresh ginger you can use 1/2 teaspoon of dried ground ginger.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Sesame Chicken
Amount Per Serving (12 oz chicken, veggies + rice)
Calories 688 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 145mg48%
Sodium 952mg41%
Potassium 1169mg33%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 55g110%
Vitamin A 825IU17%
Vitamin C 19.6mg24%
Calcium 188mg19%
Iron 4.2mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. This is an estimate and can vary pending your ingredients
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