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Honey and Sesame-Glazed Chicken Breasts with Green Beans

Photo: Linda Pugliese; Styling: Kaitlyn Du Ross Walker

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Serves 4 (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and 4 ounces beans)

Sweet honey and toasty sesame team up for a flavor combo everyone at the table is sure to love. Serve with precooked brown rice for a quick and easy side to soak up sauce from the chicken.

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted chicken stock
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages trimmed fresh green beans
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 434
  • fat 16.8 g
  • satfat 4 g
  • monofat 5.9 g
  • polyfat 4.4 g
  • protein 40 g
  • carbohydrate 33 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 116 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 652 mg
  • calcium 65 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine chicken stock, honey, 1 tablespoon oil, and mustard in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring with a whisk; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook 10 minutes or until syrupy, stirring occasionally.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add chicken to pan; cook 6 minutes on each side or until done. Pour honey mixture over chicken, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

  3. Prepare green beans according to package directions. Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, butter, and beans in a bowl; toss to coat. Sprinkle with almonds.