Spicy Orange Sesame Chicken

To toast the sesame seeds for this dish, place them in a small ungreased skillet and stir them over medium heat until they are golden and fragrant. Once the seeds are toasted, quickly pour them onto a plate. If you leave them in the hot skillet, they will continue to toast and may even burn. 

Spicy Orange Sesame Chicken


Quantity Ingredients
6 navel oranges
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp olive oil
1 dried red chili pepper
1 tbsp grated orange zest
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
4 small skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (1 pound total)
1 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted


1. Juice one orange and place juice in medium bowl. Peel remaining oranges, removing all bitter white pith, and cut oranges into 3/4" cubes. Add honey and half the chopped oranges to juice in bowl and set remaining chopped oranges aside. 2. In large nonstick skillet, combine oil and chili pepper and heat over low heat for 2 minutes. Add orange zest and cook 1 minute or until fragrant. 3. In shallow bowl, combine flour and salt. Dredge chicken in seasoned flour. Add chicken to skillet and cook over medium-high heat 2 minutes or until browned on both sides. 4. Stir orange juice-honey mixture into skillet and stir well to incorporate browned bits on bottom of pan. 5. Cover, reduce heat to medium, and cook 8 minutes or until cooked through; turn chicken over halfway through cooking time. 6. Discard chili pepper. Stir in reserved chopped oranges and cook 10 seconds to heat through. Serve chicken sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds. Nutritional Information Per serving: 329 cal, 12g total fat, 2.5g sat fat, 66mg cholesterol, 5.9g dietary fibre.

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