July 26, 2010

Simple Balsamic Sesame Chicken

This is another simple chicken recipe I got from the Bento website. You only need a few ingredients but it still offers something a little bit different for a quick weekday meal. I really love the taste of sesame and if you're like me you can even add a little sesame oil to give it more flavour.

Without sounding like I'm preaching I think this is another great example how healthy home cooked meals can be as quick and easy (not to mention tasty) to prepare as take away meals which are still a rarity in my house. I love using brown or red rice instead of plain white rice for a nuttier taste.

Balsamic Sesame Chicken

500g chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
4 tbs balsamic vinegar (use less if you don't want it as strong)
2 tbs soy sauce (I use less salty soy sauce)
5tbs sesame seeds

Combine the chicken, balsamic vinegar and soy sauce and let marinade for at least half an hour.
Sprinkle the sesame seeds on the chicken (you can drain of the marinade if you don't want to use it). Heat oil in a pan, add the chicken pieces and cook until brown and fully cooked through. Serve with brown rice.