March 21, 2006

Sesame Ginger Chicken

Ginger Sesame Chicken
1 lb skinless chicken breast , in 1/3 inch strips
3 tablespoons fish sauce
3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds*
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon dark brown sugar
1 teaspoons salt

Place all ingredients in a ziploc bag and shake. Allow to marinate 15 minutes. Heat a grill pan or frying pan (use 1 tablespoon oil if needed) and cook 2-3 minutes on each side, or until the the chicken is cooked through. Sprinkle with more sesame seeds if desired. Serve.

*I found a large shaker can of pretoasted sesame seeds at my local Asian grocery but you can roast your own in a dry, hot frying pan for about 1 minute.

My thoughts:
In less than 25 minutes I made both this and Vegetable Fried Rice for dinner and dazzled my husband in a very '50s housewife way.