Sesame-Crusted Chicken

Asian Entrée
25 min.
4 Servings
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Enjoy juicy, delectable Asian-style fried chicken with this recipe for sesame-crusted chicken. Pan-fried in canola oil, this entire meal takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and cook. Plate it on top of a pile of fresh green snap peas and asparagus for a dish that is both delicious and satisfying.

Ingredients:

  • 1½ tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 2 oz. ginger
  • ½ cup Nature’s Basket liquid egg whites
  • ½ cup Market District sesame seeds
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1½ lbs. Nature’s Basket thin sliced chicken breast
  • ¼ cup Market District canola oil
  • ½ cup Kikkoman® soy sauce
  • ¼ cup Marukan® rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Market District extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 (8 oz.) package Giant Eagle sugar snap peas
  • ¼ cup Market District Thai-style sweet chili sauce

Directions:

  Prep Time: 10 min. • Cook Time: 15 min.

Bring a pot of water with 1 teaspoon of salt to a boil. Thinly slice green onions. Remove 1 inch from the root end of the asparagus and cut in half on the bias. Peel and grate ginger with a microplane.

Place egg whites and sesame seeds in separate shallow bowls. Whisk ½ teaspoon of salt and pepper into the egg whites. Dip the chicken in the egg whites and then fully coat in sesame seeds; repeat until all chicken is coated. Heat canola oil in a frying pan on medium for one minute. Carefully place chicken in hot oil and flip after 4 minutes, cook for another 4 minutes and repeat until all chicken is done.*

In a mixing bowl, whisk the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, ginger, and olive oil. Add the snap peas and asparagus to the boiling water. Cook for 4 minutes or until tender. Strain and rinse with cold water. Add vegetables to the soy dressing and toss until well coated.

Serve the chicken on a bed of vegetables, garnish with green onions, and serve with chili sauce on the side for dipping!

*For food safety, cook chicken to an internal temperature of 165°F.

Approximate Nutritional Information (Per serving): Calories 690, Fat 36g, Sat Fat 5g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 100mg, Sodium 3420mg, Total Carbohydrate 41g, Fiber 5g, Sugars 32g, Protein 50g
ALLERGEN INFORMATION: Tree Nut-Free, Peanut-Free, Dairy-Free


Nutritional values are based on data from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.

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