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Honey Sesame Chicken 8 WW points!!

honey26 Honey Sesame Chicken..only 8 WW points!

I love Honey Sesame Chicken but it can pack a punch if you order take out…( 20 WW points…) Almost a daily allowance of points for most of us!!!

So I decided to do “Take In” Honey Sesame Chicken ! And it was the BOMB!!! Even my “CHEF” son..thought it was a grand slam!!!

And it’s easy peasy as I always like to say!!! Anyone can do it!

WW Point break down.. per serving 8 ½
WW points.. this includes a ½ Cup portion of rice.

Seasoning 1 1/3 Tab 1 point
Honey 1/2 T 1 points
Sesame seeds 0 points
Chili flakes 0 points
Teriyaki sauce 1 T 1/2 point
Chicken 3 oz 3 points
Broccoli 0 points
Rice ½ Cup 2 1/2 points

Here is what I did…

honey5 I cut the chicken into bite size pieces…this allows it to cook quickly and is the key to making it tender…
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marinade it in the teriyaki sauce for about 30 minutes..you can skip this step if pressed for time..but I really think it makes a difference in taste…and tenderness…
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While you are waiting.. cook your broccoli in the microwave..I use Sams Club Brand, Daily Chef.. it has been the best I have ever found!! Cook for four minutes..NOT THE FIVE it calls for!!! ( It will cook in the wok with the sauce and that will finish it off ..and be perfect!)
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Next take three tab. of sesame seeds and toast them in a hot pan.. I don’t use oil..I just roast them right in the pan..watch carefully…they brown very quickly! Set aside and let cool.
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Next take the sauce packet and add ¼ cup water..4 Tab honey…and 1 Tab chili flakes… stir well..
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I have a cast iron wok that I made it in..but you can use a large skillet if you don’t have one.. I set the heat on high and add the teriyaki sauce from the chicken in the pan..letting it get HOT..before I slowly add the chicken…letting it cook completely on one side before I turn it… I push the chicken up the side of the wok..as I add other chicken , turning in the same manner..when all of my chicken pieces are done I transfer it to a separate plate…
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Next I add the broccoli to the sauce remaining in the pan..tossing to cover each piece..once each piece is covered..I remove from the pan..
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Next I heat the sauce I have made up from the packet, water , honey and chili flakes, in the microwave for three minutes…after it is heated I add it to the empty pan..
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then I add the cooked chicken pack into the hot sauce…
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being careful to make sure each pieces is coated…again moving the covered pieces up the side of the wok pan…at this point I add the toasted sesame…honey26
To serve I place 1/2 cup steamed rice to the plate…adding 3 oz chicken portion with the sauce…and serving the steamed broccoli on the side of the plate..honey18
( and yes I have been known to weight it ..if I am not sure!)
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I hope you enjoy this as much as we did!!!

Cheers!
Beverly

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