Sweet Sesame Chicken

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 pounds skinned and boned chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons lite soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 2 green onions, chopped

Preparation

  1. 1. Prepare rice according to package directions; keep warm.
  2. 2. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot; add 2 Tbsp. sesame seeds, and cook, stirring constantly, 3 to 4 minutes or until seeds are toasted. Remove seeds from skillet.
  3. 3. Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces. Combine chicken and cornstarch, tossing to coat.
  4. 4. Heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken pieces about 5 minutes on each side or until done. Reduce heat to medium, and stir in 1/2 cup pineapple juice and next 3 ingredients. Bring to a boil, and cook, stirring occasionally, 1 minute or until thickened. Remove skillet from heat.
  5. 5. Remove chicken mixture to serving platter. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and chopped green onions. Serve with warm rice.
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