4 Point per serving

Cals:249

Protein:27

Carbs:14.6

Fat:9

Ingredients
▢1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce, or use gf soy sauce*
▢1/2 cup chicken broth*
▢1 tablespoon cornstarch
▢2 tablespoons mirin
▢1 tablespoon sugar
▢2 teaspoons sesame oil
▢1/4 teaspoon white pepper
▢1 tablespoon canola oil, divided
▢1 tablespoon minced garlic
▢1 tablespoon minced ginger
▢1 pound chicken breast, sliced very thinly
▢2 cups broccoli florets
▢sesame seeds as garnish, if desired
Instructions
In a large measuring cup or bowl add the soy sauce, chicken broth, cornstarch, mirin, sugar, sesame oil and white pepper and whisk until everything is completely dissolved.
In a large skillet add one teaspoon canola oil on medium high heat and cook half the chicken until just cooked through, about 2-3 minutes on each side.
Repeat with the second half of the chicken and an additional teaspoon of oil.
Remove the chicken to a plate.
Add in the remaining oil, garlic and ginger and cook for 30-45 seconds until very fragrant but not browned.
Stir the garlic and ginger well and add in the sauce, whisking well.
Add in the broccoli and let the sauce cook for 2-3 minutes until thickened.
Add in the chicken and stir well to coat.
Garnish with sesame seeds if desired.
Nutrition
Serving: 1 cup, Calories: 249 kcal, Carbohydrates: 14.6 g, Protein: 27 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 0.7 g, Cholesterol: 73 mg, Sodium: 766 mg, Fiber: 1.6 g, Sugar: 6.2 g

Savory Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry: A Culinary Symphony of Flavor and Nutrition

Introduction:

Dive into the world of culinary excellence with our Savory Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry, a dish that seamlessly blends exquisite taste with nutritional consciousness. Each element of this recipe is meticulously crafted to deliver a satisfying, protein-packed experience without compromising on flavor. Discover the art of a well-balanced stir-fry that tantalizes your taste buds while keeping your nutritional goals intact.

Points and Nutritional Breakdown:

For those following a point-based system, rejoice in the knowledge that each serving accrues a mere 4 points. Delve into the nutritional aspects with 249 calories, 27g of protein, 14.6g of carbs, and 9g of fat, ensuring a wholesome and gratifying meal.

Ingredients:

  1. Low Sodium Soy Sauce (1/4 cup): Infusing a rich umami flavor, the soy sauce lays the foundation for the dish.
  2. Chicken Broth (1/2 cup): A savory elixir that elevates the overall taste while maintaining a low-sodium profile.
  3. Cornstarch (1 tablespoon): The secret to achieving the perfect stir-fry consistency.
  4. Mirin (2 tablespoons): A touch of sweetness and depth that balances the savory components.
  5. Sesame Oil (2 teaspoons): Unleashing a nutty aroma, sesame oil imparts a distinctive flavor to the dish.
  6. White Pepper (1/4 teaspoon): Adding a subtle heat that complements the other ingredients.
  7. Canola Oil (2 tablespoons, divided): A heart-healthy oil that facilitates the cooking process.
  8. Garlic (1 tablespoon, minced): Infusing a robust and aromatic essence to the stir-fry.
  9. Ginger (1 tablespoon, minced): Elevating the flavor profile with its warm and zesty notes.
  10. Chicken Breast (1 pound, thinly sliced): A lean protein source that forms the heart of the dish.
  11. Broccoli Florets (2 cups): Introducing a crunchy texture and a boost of nutrients.
  12. Sesame Seeds (as garnish, optional): A finishing touch that adds visual appeal and a hint of nuttiness.

Instructions:

  1. Sauce Symphony: Begin by whisking together low sodium soy sauce, chicken broth, cornstarch, mirin, sugar, sesame oil, and white pepper until a harmonious sauce is formed.
  2. Chicken Ballet: Cook thinly sliced chicken in batches, achieving a delightful sear without compromising tenderness.
  3. Aromatic Alchemy: In the same pan, sauté minced garlic and ginger until fragrant, paving the way for the flavorful sauce.
  4. Vegetable Crescendo: Introduce broccoli to the pan, letting it dance in the savory embrace of the thickened sauce.
  5. Unified Culmination: Reintroduce the cooked chicken, ensuring every piece is coated in the delectable sauce.
  6. Garnish Grandeur: Sprinkle sesame seeds for a visual flourish, adding both texture and a hint of nuttiness.

Culinary Symphony in Every Bite:

The Savory Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry unfolds as a culinary symphony on your plate. With the perfect balance of savory, sweet, and nutty notes, this dish exemplifies the art of a well-crafted stir-fry. Whether you’re a seasoned home cook or exploring the joys of the kitchen, this recipe is your gateway to a delightful and nutritious dining experience. Enjoy each bite, knowing that flavor and wellness coexist harmoniously in this culinary masterpiece.