If your family is like ours those last minute Chinese Take Out Nights are favorites for memories but hated for the inches added to your waistline. I’ve been working on some great recipes to share with you that are not only delicious and satisfying for your craving but healthier for your body. This Weight Watchers Sesame Chicken Recipe is one of our new favorites. At only 6 points for the chicken you can easily add in a nice large side of steamed vegetables and a small serving of steamed brown or white rice for a delicious and hearty meal that won’t kill your daily point allowance.
Updated: This has since been updated within the Weight Watchers App for SmartPoints.
5 SmartPoints Per Serving
WEIGHT WATCHERS SESAME CHICKEN
1 Pound Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (cut into 1″ pieces)
2 Tablespoons Low Sodium Soy Sauce (or Bragg’s Liquid Aminos)
1 1/2 Tablespoons Sesame Oil
1 Clove Minced Garlic
2 Teaspoons Ground Ginger
1 Tablespoon Water
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar Substitute (we prefer Splenda brand)
2 Tablespoons Seasoned Rice Vinegar
3 Tablespoons Sesame Seeds
Salt & Pepper
- Heat sesame oil in medium skillet
- Lightly season chicken breasts with salt & pepper and 1/2 ginger
- Add chicken to oil and cook for 4-5 minutes on medium high heat stirring occasionally to brown on all sides.
- Reduce heat to medium and add in soy, garlic, water, brown sugar twin, and vinegar. Stir until well mixed and chicken is coated
- Continue cooking on medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until sauce is thickened slightly and chicken is cooked through.
- Add in sesame seeds and stir well to coat.
- Serve with small portion of steamed white or brown rice and large helping of steamed vegetables.
- Makes 6 servings.
This hearty meal doesn’t strip away all oils or flavors but reduces the overall fat content by using sesame oil for cooking and flavor as well as by leaving out the often traditional batter dipped and fried technique found in restaurants. By browning the chicken in the oil prior to creating sauce you get the customary “crunch” with deep flavor you are looking for without the added calories. Serve this with a low fat egg drop or hot and sour soup for a complete meal that is lower in fat, calories and points all while satisfying that craving for your favorite Chinese take out meal.
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