21 Day Fix Baked Sesame Chicken Bowls

I am yet again experimenting with chicken because of my two children who refuse to eat it whichever way I prepare it. Unless it comes from the fast food place down the street that I made the mistake of allowing into our lives early on. Hey I’m human and we all need fast food every now and again. I have gone out of my way trying to duplicate the chicken nuggets from this said fast food place. Fail, fail fail. So then I thought of how I could make this into a 21 Day Fix Baked Sesame Chicken Bowls and maybe I could try yet another nugget of some kind. I also wanted to show just how easy it is to make just about any recipe work in the 21 Day Fix program. I did a little research and realized that I could still “fry” the chicken to seal in that “fried” feeling but then baked it in the sauce to really bring the sweet and sour flavors together. I decided on sweet and sour because my daughter loves the sweet and sour dipping sauce from the fast food joint.

21 Day Fix Baked Sesame Chicken Bowls

I’m happy to report I got a few bites out of her. I was happy with that! My son did not touch it of course but my Mom and I enjoyed it very much and felt like a little bit of Chinese food straight from my own kitchen.

21 Day Fix Baked Sesame Chicken Bowls

Recipe Adapted from: Creme da la Crumb

Baked Sesame Chicken Bowls
 
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These baked chicken sesame chicken bowls gives you that take out feeling but a great way to keep it on the lighter side!
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 3 chicken breasts, chopped into bite size peices
  • 1 small head of broccoli, chopped
  • 2 cups of brown rice
  • ¼ cup of whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp of whole wheat flour + 4 tbsp of water
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • green onion, for topping
  • sesame seeds, for topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Add the chicken to a ziplock bag, pour ¼ cup of whole wheat flour into the bag and toss to coat. Make sure all of the pieces get coated.
  3. Grease a baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  4. In a bowl, whisk together the sugar, brown sugar, honey, ketchup, white wine vinegar, soy sauce, salt and garlic powder, set aside.
  5. Place the chicken to a large skillet and drizzled with oil. Saute chicken over medium high heat until browned. 4 minutes.
  6. Transfer to baking dish. Add the sauce and stir to coat all of the chicken.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Serve on top of brown rice and steamed broccoli. Garnish with green onions if desired!

21 Day Fix Baked Sesame Chicken Bowls