Saturday, August 23, 2008

Sesame Orange Chicken

2 tbsp. sesame seeds, toasted
1 tbsp. grated orange rind
1/4 tsp. salt, divided
Dash of pepper
4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts
2 tsp. vegetable oil
1 tsp. butter
1 cup chikcen broth
1/3 cup orange juice
1 tbsp. whipping cream

To toast sesame seeds place a skillet over med high heat and add sesame seeds. Cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds or until sesame aroma is obvious and they are lightly toasted.

combine sesame seeds, orange rind, 1/8 tsp. salt, and pepper in a food processor;process until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Place chicken between 2 sheets of heavy duty plastic wrap;pound to 1/4 inch thickness, using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Sprinkle chicken evenly with remaining salt. Heat oil and butter in a large skillet over med heat until butter melts. Add chicken;cook 6 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan;keep warm.

Add sesame mixture and broth to pan; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute, stirring to loosen browned bits from skillet. Cook mixture about 3 minutes or until reduced to 2/3 cup. Add orange juice and cream; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. serve sauce over chicken.

Chicken has only 279 calories per serving!! I serve this with a salad and fruit.

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