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Simple Sesame Chicken with Couscous

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Sesame chicken is a flavorful dish that combines lean protein with sesame seeds, providing a delightful crunch and nutty taste. This Simple Sesame Chicken with Couscous is a quick and tasty option for a balanced and satisfying meal.



For Sesame Chicken:

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 green onions, sliced (for garnish)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (for cooking)


For Couscous:

  • 1 cup whole wheat couscous
  • 1 1/4 cups water or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt to taste



For Sesame Chicken:

  1. In a bowl, mix soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, rice vinegar, minced garlic, and grated ginger to create the marinade.

  2. Place the chicken pieces in the marinade, ensuring they are well coated. Let it marinate for at least 15-20 minutes.

  3. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.

  4. Add the marinated chicken pieces to the skillet. Cook for 6-8 minutes or until cooked through and golden brown.

  5. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the cooked chicken and toss to coat.

  6. Garnish with sliced green onions.


For Couscous:

  1. In a saucepan, bring water or chicken broth, olive oil, and salt to a boil.

  2. Stir in whole wheat couscous, cover, and remove from heat.

  3. Let it sit for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork.


To Serve:

  1. Place a generous portion of Simple Sesame Chicken on a plate alongside a serving of whole wheat couscous.


Enjoy this quick and delicious meal that’s perfect for a busy day!

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