Sweet-salty hoisin sauce and nutty sesame team up in this easy meal that's cooked on one baking sheet. Serve this sesame chicken with brown rice and sliced cucumbers, drizzled with sesame oil and rice vinegar.

Hilary Meyer
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Summer 2020

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Recipe Summary

active:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place chicken on a large rimmed baking sheet. Brush with 1 tsp. oil and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. garlic powder and 1/8 tsp. salt. Roast for 15 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, toss green beans with the remaining 3 tsp. oil, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder, and 1/8 tsp. salt in a large bowl.

  • After the chicken has roasted for 15 minutes, add the beans to the baking sheet in an even layer around the chicken. Brush hoisin sauce over the chicken. Return to the oven and roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the chicken without touching the bone registers 165 degrees F and the beans are tender and beginning to brown, 10 to 15 minutes more.

  • Combine sesame seeds and scallion in a small bowl. Toss half of the sesame seed mixture with the beans and sprinkle the remaining sesame seed mixture over the chicken.

Tips

Tip: Toasting sesame seeds enhances their naturally nutty flavor. You can buy toasted sesame seeds in the spice aisle or toast raw seeds yourself. To toast the seeds, cook in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

257 calories; protein 23g; carbohydrates 12g; dietary fiber 3g; sugars 6g; fat 13g; saturated fat 3g; cholesterol 108mg; potassium 429mg; sodium 434mg.
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Reviews

Rating: 4 stars
05/28/2021
I love sesame chicken!!  This recipe is so much healthier than traditional sesame chicken because it doesn't require breading or deep frying.  I love the flavor with the hoisin sauce.  I don't think the roasted sesame seeds are necessary to complete the dish but they do add a nice element.  I reduced the cook time on the green beans just slightly as I like green beans more on the raw side.  Great dish that I plan on making many times.  Enjoy! Read More