11.17.2013

I'm Back!! Light Sesame Chicken Stir Fry

Well hello there old friends!  I can't believe it's been so long since I've blogged! I guess a break-up, a cross country move (to a much nicer climate, might I add!), a new job, the passing of my dear grandfather and many other life events take precedence.

Despite all of this, I am finally back!  Although I have not been blogging, I HAVE been cooking and I have so many great things to share with you guys!  Please let me know if you have any suggestions as well.

Since I could not decide what recipe to share first, I figured I would just write about what I concocted today.  I know it's the easy way out.  So what.

I wanted to make something light that would provide me with leftovers for lunch tomorrow.  I decided on a Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry.  I ended up using up a bag of frozen stir fry vegetables but fresh veggies  are even better.  It was light but had a ton of flavor and would be great over rice as well.  I opted to eat it without.

Next time I make this, I may attempt to do so in the Crock-Pot!



Light Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry
recipe & photos by halftomatohalfpotato
serves 4-6

INGREDIENTS
-6 chicken breasts, cut up into bite size strips
-5 cups frozen stir fry vegetables or fresh veggies of your choice
-4 Tablespoons Sesame oil, divided
-3 Tablespoons Coconut oil (or olive oil)
-1/2 cup roasted sesame seeds, divided
-1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
-6 cloves of garlic, minced and divided
1 cup sesame ginger dressing
garlic salt & pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS
-Heat 2 Tbsp Sesame oil & 1.5 Tbsp Coconut oil over medium/high heat in a large pan
-Add half of the garlic and half of the sesame seeds, sauté until garlic is softened
-Add vegetables, stirring frequently
-Sauté for about 5 minutes or until vegetables are cooked through

-In a separate large pan, heat remaining oils over medium/high heat
-Add remaining garlic and sesame seeds, saute until garlic is softened
-Season chicken with garlic salt and pepper
-Add chicken to pan
-Sear until chicken is cooked through (Do this in two batches if need be)

-Drain cooked veggies and add back to pan
-Add cooked chicken to pan with the vegetables
-Pour sesame ginger sauce over both chicken and veggies and saute for anotehr 3-5 minutes
-Sprinkle sesame seeds over and serve!