Sticky Sesame Chicken With Broccolini and Brown Rice

Try this Sticky Sesame Chicken With Broccolini and Brown Rice for dinner tonight
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Sticky Sesame Chicken with Broccolini and Brown Rice

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Broccolini is a cross between Chinese broccoli and the traditional variety. With smaller florets and longer stalks, it tastes less bitter and has a sweetness closer to asparagus. In this dish, it's roasted with glazed chicken and served with brown rice.

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2
Servings
379
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

  • 4 cloves garlic, divided
  • 1/2 Tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 scallions, divided
  • 1 bunch broccolini
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 Cup brown rice
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce (gluten-free)
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 packet Sriracha hot sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon white sesame seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil over high heat. Mince garlic. Trim and discard skin of ginger and mince. Rinse scallions, trim and discard roots, then thinly slice on a diagonal. Rinse broccolini, trim and discard bottom 2 inches, then halve lengthwise. Rinse chicken, pat dry with paper towel, then cut into 1-inch cubes.

Add rice and a generous pinch salt to pot of boiling water and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.

While rice cooks, season chicken all over with ½ teaspoon kosher salt and pepper. Place on ½ of a baking sheet. On other ½, toss broccolini with ½ of garlic, ½ of scallions, 1 tablespoon olive oil, ½ teaspoon kosher salt, and pepper. Arrange in a single layer, transfer to oven, and roast until chicken is cooked through and broccolini is crisp, 12 to 15 minutes.

While chicken and broccolini roast, add soy sauce, honey, hoisin sauce, as much Sriracha as desired, ginger, and remaining garlic to a medium pan over medium heat. Cook until sticky and just bubbling, about 3 minutes (see Recipe Tip). Remove pan from heat.

Pour glaze over roasted chicken and toss to coat.

Garnish glazed chicken with sesame seeds and remaining scallions. Enjoy with roasted broccolini and a side of rice just like your favorite take-out dish.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
20%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
54g
42%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin A, RAE
10µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
17µg
19%
Calcium, Ca
101mg
10%
Choline, total
22mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
50µg
13%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
110mg
34%
Manganese, Mn
3mg
100%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
293mg
42%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
16µg
29%
Sodium, Na
1461mg
97%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
27g
1%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Sesame Chicken Shopping Tip

Rice is a staple of Asian cooking – for a more nutritious rice dish, reach for brown rice at your grocery store, it has a high protein and fiber content.

Sesame Chicken Cooking Tip

Plan your meal accordingly, brown rice takes about twice as long to cook as white rice.