Feeding the Active Writer: Sesame-Garlic Chicken

this is an Asian flavored dish that takes a little more prep time than a lot of the “Feeding the Active Writer” items, but the result is well worth it, I think.

Ingredients:

  • 4-5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp roasted sesame seeds
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup finely minced garlic (usual caveats, I use a lot of garlic for my taste.  You might want to use less)
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp xantham gum

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and put into a 2 quart casserole dish.  Sprinkle the sesame seeds over the chicken.

In a small saucepan heat the sesame oil.  Add the garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes .

Add the soy sauce and heat to just starting to boil.

Whisk in the xantham gum until it thickens.

Remove the sauce from heat and pour over the chicken.

Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.  Stir to mix the chicken, sauce, and the juices released from the partially cooked chicken.

Bake an additional 20 minutes at 350.

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Enjoy.

 

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