Sesame Chicken with Green Beans and White Rice

  • ThatSwimmerGu...

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    May 20, 2015 11:51 PM GMT
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    I didn't follow a recipe but I will guess to the best of my ability:
    Main parts
    1 chicken breast
    1 handful of green beans
    1/2 onion
    Sauce/whatever:
    2Tbsp Olive oil
    2 teaspoons pure sesame seed oil
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    1Tb sriracha(or more if you like it spicy)
    1/2 teaspoon (maybe more?) of ginger powder
    2 crushed garlic cloves
    1/4th cup soy sauce
    Directions
    Boil green beans for 2 minutes, drain, and set aside.
    Start rice according to package directions.
    In a skillet heat up the "sauce" mixture until slightly warm, add chicken. Once the chicken is nearly cooked add the onions and green beans. Simmer for 5 minutes uncovered.
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    May 21, 2015 2:06 AM GMT
    I was SO expecting this to be a NYT recipe link!
  • ThatSwimmerGu...

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    May 21, 2015 2:21 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidI was SO expecting this to be a NYT recipe link!
    I almost never use recipes.
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    May 21, 2015 4:21 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidI was SO expecting this to be a NYT recipe link!


    No, that one would have called for spelt or quinoa.icon_cool.gif
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    May 21, 2015 7:03 PM GMT
    54 grams of fat in 1/4 cup of olive oil...icon_eek.gif

    9 grams of fat in two sesame seed oil teaspoons...

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    63 grams of fat not counting the chicken breast...for one serving?

    Lord hab mercy and here it is almost June (swimsuit weather) already....
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    May 21, 2015 7:15 PM GMT
    bon_pan said54 grams of fat in 1/4 cup of olive oil...icon_eek.gif

    9 grams of fat in two sesame seed oil teaspoons...

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    63 grams of fat not counting the chicken breast...for one serving?



    You could easily reduce the olive oil to a TBSP and it'd be just as good.
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    May 21, 2015 7:19 PM GMT
    Honey, just drop me off at the nearest Burger King...
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    May 21, 2015 10:38 PM GMT
    bon_pan saidHoney, just drop me off at the nearest Burger King...


    Burger King does not have the component of the Mediterranean Diet that is olive oil, pul-leaze.
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    May 21, 2015 11:15 PM GMT
    Well here's the thing about olive oil. From what I understand, once you heat it you OBLITERATE the nutrient content. You may as well be cooking with Wesson. Though it's not clear from the original post whether you're even supposed to sauté the chicken in the oil or drizzle the oil over it.
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    May 22, 2015 12:37 AM GMT
    WARNING: My title may be misleading. (Did someone say NYT?)

    Sesame Braised Chicken in a Pot With Shiitake, Daikon and Ginger

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    http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/12260-sesame-braised-chicken-in-a-pot-with-shiitake-daikon-and-ginger
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    May 22, 2015 2:10 PM GMT
    Very Asian. =P
  • TheBaise

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    May 23, 2015 9:50 PM GMT
    That recipe (at the top) looks awesome. Man, the only thing I'd have to change is to omit the garlic. I know the recipe could be just as good with less (or none) of it. Trouble is / it stays with me too long / into the next day!
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    May 25, 2015 8:46 PM GMT
    bon_pan said54 grams of fat in 1/4 cup of olive oil...icon_eek.gif

    9 grams of fat in two sesame seed oil teaspoons...

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    63 grams of fat not counting the chicken breast...for one serving?

    Lord hab mercy and here it is almost June (swimsuit weather) already....
    Sounds like you need to do some research on dietary fats. The fats in olive oil and sesame seed oil are good fats, which your body can use for immediate energy while it processes the massive amount of protein from the chicken breast.

    If there's anything to worry about, it's the starches from the rice; and that's even that bad. In fact, that whole dish is borderline paleo-friendly.
  • ThatSwimmerGu...

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    May 25, 2015 10:59 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    bon_pan said54 grams of fat in 1/4 cup of olive oil...icon_eek.gif

    9 grams of fat in two sesame seed oil teaspoons...

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    63 grams of fat not counting the chicken breast...for one serving?

    Lord hab mercy and here it is almost June (swimsuit weather) already....
    Sounds like you need to do some research on dietary fats. The fats in olive oil and sesame seed oil are good fats, which your body can use for immediate energy while it processes the massive amount of protein from the chicken breast.

    If there's anything to worry about, it's the starches from the rice; and that's even that bad. In fact, that whole dish is borderline paleo-friendly.
    I updated it to include a more accurate amount of olive oil
  • Webster666

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    Jun 11, 2015 4:53 AM GMT
    Yum !
    Thanks for posting this.
    I'll definitely give it a try.