With this time of year comes a lot of visits from family. Always welcome, and always crazy! This last week was spent full of, well, for lack of a better word, partying. Parent-style, of course. Swimming at the waterpark, boating at the lake, parks, museums, lots of time at Gram’s and Gramp’s with the cousins, hiking, parades, and we did manage to squeeze in a couple of game nights for the adults.
When the house finally quiets down again, sometimes it takes a couple of days to recover. And it’s nice to have a few easy meals up the sleeve to whip out on a whim.
This Sesame Chicken over Rice always does the trick. It’s really a breeze to whip up, and the caramely glaze just makes it taste divine. Now, if you’ve never cooked with sesame oil, here’s your chance. Let me tell you, it does make a HUGE difference. It leaves an amazing aroma in the air, and just gives that chicken and little somethin’-somethin’ that nothing else can quite match.
As your prepping for all of the 4th of July festivities and are perchance getting overwhelmed, take a break one night and just throw this together. It’s a winner.
Easy Sesame Chicken over Rice
- 1 pound chicken breasts diced into 1 inch pieces
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 1 green onion sliced thin for garnish
Place oils in a skillet over medium heat until they run quickly on the pan.
Dredge chicken in flour and place in hot pan.
Cook for about 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
Mix sugar and soy sauce.
Pour over chicken.
Cook for another 2-3 minutes for sauce to thicken.
Add sesame seeds.
Serve over rice with green onion for garnish.