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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 321.3
  • Total Fat: 17.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 70.1 mg
  • Sodium: 739.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 28.3 g

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Sesame Chicken

Submitted by: ART4TAB

View the original recipe for MAKEOVER: Sesame Chicken: SparkRecipes Un-Chained Recipe Contest Finalist (by ART4TAB)


A slimmed-down version of sesame chicken from PF Chang's and other Chinese restaurants.

A slimmed-down version of sesame chicken from PF Chang's and other Chinese restaurants.

Number of Servings: 4


    1 pound (16 ounces) boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite sized chunks.
    3 Tbsp soy sauce
    3 Tbsp olive oil
    2 Tbsp blue agave nectar
    1 tsp honey
    1/2 tsp garlic powder
    1/4 cup white, untoasted sesame seeds
    liberal pinches of black pepper, ground ginger and ground cinnamon


I love the sesame chicken you can find at many American Chinese restaurants, such as P.F. Chang's. Sadly, it doesn't love me, so I decided I would make a version that isn't battered and deep fried. This version is baked, so it isn't exactly like the kind from the restaurants. But, I think it's a good substitute for when you're really craving some sesame chicken!

Feel free to add some veggies. Broccoli would be good in this, I'm sure. I'll try it next time I make this. I just didn't have any on hand this time. I need to go shopping soon!
Combine all ingredients except chicken in a bowl.

Add chicken, mix together well so the chicken is thoroughly coated in the marinade, cover and let it sit in the fridge for 2 hours or so.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Arrange chicken on a cookie sheet, and pour liquid on top of it.

Bake in oven for 5 minutes, flip chicken pieces with a spatula, and bake for another 5 minutes, or until done.

Serve with brown rice (not included in the Nutritional Info, because everybody likes different amounts of rice, or some might even not want rice at all.)

Makes 4 4-oz servings.

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