Thursday, July 10, 2014

Sesame Ginger Chicken

This is a recipe I concocted way back in 2008. I was in a cooking rut and looking for ways to make chicken interesting. The first 5 times I made it I only used the chicken and the salad dressing, it wasn't until later that I dug around in the spice cabinet and started adding ingredients. The point is it can be as simple or elaborate as you like! Oh and the low fat dressing tastes the exact same as the regular dressing. Just a little FYI :)

1 pound of chicken breasts or tenderloins
1/2 bottle of Newman's Own Sesame Ginger salad dressing
Ginger, ground
Sesame Seeds
Lime Juice

To start, chop the chicken breasts into strips or cubes. Put in a nonstick skillet or wok over medium high and cook for ten minutes or so. Flip chicken pieces halfway through.

While that is cooking, prepare rice according to the directions on the bag or box.

After the chicken is cooked through, turn down to medium. Add liberal amounts of lime juice to the chicken. Pour in dressing, enough to fill the bottom of your pan. Sprinkle ginger and sesame seeds in and let simmer for 10-15 more minutes. You can add more dressing if it cooks down too much.

I like to serve this over rice or alongside rice with some kind of sauce. I normally buy a great teriyaki glaze that I'm pretty sure is intended for basting meat with but I just like it on my rice. This meal is about $1.50 per serving, and you don't even have to go pick it up from your favorite takeout place!

What have you thrown in a skillet with chicken that blew your mind?

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