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Sesame-Coated Chicken with Broccoli
© Lucy Schaeffer

Sesame-Coated Chicken with Broccoli

  • ACTIVE: 25 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 35 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 4
  • FAST

In this quick dish, F&W's Marcia Kiesel coats chicken pieces with sesame seeds before sautéing, then coats them in a spicy ginger-garlic sauce.

  1. 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  2. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  3. All-purpose flour, for dusting
  4. 1/4 cup sesame seeds, preferably unhulled
  5. 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  6. 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  7. 1 large garlic clove, minced
  8. 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  9. 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  10. 1 pound broccoli, stems peeled and cut into 1/4 inch thick rounds, tops cut into florets
  11. 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  12. 1/2 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
  13. Steamed rice, for serving
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. In a large bowl, season the chicken with salt and pepper, and toss with flour to coat thoroughly. Let the chicken stand for a few minutes, until the coating gets soggy. Pour 3 tablespoons of the vegetable oil over the chicken and toss to coat, then coat the chicken with the sesame seeds.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Add the chicken in an even layer and cook over high heat, undisturbed, until browned on the bottom, about 3 minutes. Turn the chicken and cook until browned on the second side, about 2 minutes. With tongs, transfer the chicken to a rimmed baking sheet and put it in the oven while you finish the dish.
  3. In the oil remaining in the skillet, cook the ginger, garlic and crushed red pepper over moderately high heat until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the chicken broth and boil over high heat until reduced by half, about 4 minutes. Add the broccoli, cover and cook until bright green and crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Stir in the oyster sauce, season with salt and remove from the heat. Gently stir in the chicken and sesame oil and serve with steamed rice.
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