Ground turkey and chicken have been my go-to lately because it requires no cubing of meat, and it cooks quicker! This tasty dish reminds you of fresh chinese takeout and it’s EASY! To make it healthier, you could sub white rice for brown rice, stir fried veggies or butter leaf lettuce cups. When I first made this recipe, the sauce didn’t cook down too much and I was nervous it was going to be soupy, but the sauce is delish so use a slotted spoon if you want less sauce.
Speedy Sesame Chicken Recipe
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 2 pounds ground chicken
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 6 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons ginger, minced
- 1-2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup low sodium soy sauce
- ¼ cup toasted sesame oil
- 1¼ cups low sodium chicken broth or stock plus ¼ cup, separated
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
- 8 green onions thinly sliced
- Pour oil into a stainless steel everyday pan or cast iron skillet with high sides over medium heat. Add the ground chicken and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon until no longer pink.
- Stir in the minced garlic and ginger, raise the heat to medium high, and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
- Stir in the chili garlic paste and brown sugar and cook for 30 seconds.
- Whisk together the soy sauce, sesame oil, and 1¼ cups chicken stock and pour over the chicken. Bring to a simmer.
- Whisk together the remaining ¼ cup of chicken stock and the cornstarch until smooth. Pour into the simmering chicken and sauce, stirring vigorously until combined. Return to a simmer, drop the heat to medium low, and let bubble and thicken for about 5 minutes, adding chicken stock, 1 tablespoon at a time if it becomes too thick.
- Remove from the heat and garnish with the sesame seeds and green onions.