Friday, February 17, 2012

Chinese Take-Out Friday

At my office, nearly everyone participates in "Chinese Take-Out Friday". I was participating for quite some time, myself. Chinese food is a HUGE weakness of mine. I particularly love sesame chicken. Last Friday, I was strong enough to resist ordering take-out. I ate my packed lunch, while everyone else in the office ate their chinese. Which, by the way, smelled amazing. Right then, I decided that I wasn't going to go without "Chinese food" next Friday. I don't like feeling deprived, because that's when I am most likely to give in. Last Friday, I was close. Instead of putting myself in that same position this Friday, I made a plan to make my own homemade "Chinese food" to bring in for "Chinese Take-Out Friday". Last night, I tried another new recipe, which means I was working on my 25 by 25 list, yet again!

1. Try 25 new recipes

Sesame Chicken 

Servings: 4
Nutrition per Serving: 287 calories, 16 fat, 7 carbs, 28.6 protein


1 pound (16 ounces) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized chunks.
3 Tbsp soy sauce
3 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp raw cane sugar
1 tsp honey
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup white, untoasted sesame seeds
liberal pinches of black pepper, ground ginger and ground cinnamon


1. Combine all ingredients except chicken in a bowl.

2. Add chicken, mix together well so the chicken is thoroughly coated in the marinade, cover and let it sit in the fridge for 2 hours or so.

3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

4. Arrange chicken on a cookie sheet, and pour liquid on top of it.

5. Bake in oven for 5 minutes, flip chicken pieces with a spatula, and bake for another 5 minutes, or until done.


  1. I made this last night and wow was it good!! I posted a pic of my dinner with a link to your blog on mine today. Thanks for sharing your recipes!

    1. So glad you liked it! Awesome food pics. Making me hungry :)