Devilish Sesame Chicken with Green Beans and Scallion Rice

August 2008
Devilish Sesame Chicken with Green Beans and Scallion Rice

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"Make your own takeout to control the fat content and the quality of ingredients. If you walk on the spicy side, this one's for you!"-Rach

Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 20 mins

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • Salt
  • 1 pound chicken breast, chicken cutlets or chicken tenders, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons tamari (dark soy sauce)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 bunch scallions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  1. In a large saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon oil, 1 turn of the pan, over medium-high heat. Add the rice; toast, stirring, for a minute or two. Add 1 1/2 cups chicken broth, lower the heat, cover and simmer until tender, about 17 minutes.
  2. In a medium skillet, bring enough water to reach a depth of 1 inch to a boil, salt it, add the green beans and cook for 2 minutes; drain and rinse with cold water.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, 2 turns of the pan, over high heat until rippling. Add the chicken and cook until golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the red pepper and cook until just softened, 3 minutes. Add the green beans and cook, tossing, for 1 minute.
  4. In a bowl, mix together the tamari, honey, hot sauce, mustard and remaining 1/2 cup chicken broth. Pour the sauce over the chicken and vegetables; toss. Drizzle the sesame oil over the chicken.
  5. Stir the scallions into the rice and fluff with a fork. Serve the chicken over the rice and top with the sesame seeds. and pepper. Cover to keep warm.