Sesame Chicken Bowl

by | Jan 26, 2022 | Dinner

Sesame Chicken Bowl

Cook Time 30 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 2 bowls

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 12 oz Broccoli
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • ¼ cup orange marmalade
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha (optional)
  • tbsp corn starch, divided
  • lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds 
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced

Instructions
 

  • In a large saucepan of 1 1/2 cups water, cook rice according to package instructions; set aside.
  • Place broccoli florets into a steamer or colander set over a pan of boiling water. Cover and steam for 5 mins, or until cooked through and vibrant green; set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together chicken stock, orange marmalade, orange juice, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, garlic, Sriracha, if using, and 1 tablespoon cornstarch.
  • Season chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; sprinkle with remaining 3 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch until evenly coated.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Working in two batches, add chicken and cook until golden brown, about 6-8 minutes. Stir in chicken stock mixture until thickened, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in sesame seeds.
  • Serve chicken immediately with rice and broccoli, garnished with green onion, if desired.