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Easy Low Point Skinny Sesame Chicken

This Easy Low Point Skinny Sesame Chicken is a simple easy meal the whole family will enjoy!

GREEN: 7 SmartPoints per serving 

BLUE: 6 SmartPoints per serving 

PURPLE: 6 SmartPoints per serving

 

Sesame chicken has always been one of favorite Chinese dishes. Unfortunately, most sesame chicken dishes at Asian restaurants are filled with enormous amounts of sugar, fat, and calories. This lightened up version is a fabulous alternative and will curb your craving for takeout!

Be sure to check out these low point Asian inspired dishes as well:

Skinny Orange Chicken

Honey Cilantro Lime Chicken Tenders

Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice

Easy Pineapple Chicken 

 

What are the key ingredients to this Low Point Skinny Sesame Chicken?

Canola oil: using only 1 and 1/4 Tablespoons of canola oil reduces the amount fat and calories-without sacrificing the flavor and crispy texture of the chicken. Canola oil contains both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which make it the healthiest cooking oil out there. Canola oil has 7 percent saturated fat, which helps cut cholesterol levels as well. It is rich in vitamins E and K, which is known to reduces skin problems like: acne, fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes and spots.

Cornstarch: coating the chicken pieces in cornstarch – takes this chicken to the next level. The cornstarch helps the chicken brown easily on the outside and stay juicy inside, plus it helps thicken the sesame sauce. It gives you a crispy coating even with a minimum amount of oil. 

 

How do I make this Easy Low Point Skinny Sesame Chicken?

Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper, if desired. 

Coat chicken pieces with 3 Tbsp of cornstarch.

Spray a large skillet or wok with non stick cooking spray.

( Since you will only be using 1 and 1/4 Tbsp-I like to still spray the pan or wok with non stick cooking spray-so the chicken doesn’t stick.) 

Heat oil over medium high heat and place chicken pieces in heated wok.

Be careful the oil is hot and can splash up and burn you.

Cook chicken until it is no longer pink, and is lightly brown on both sides. 

In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk together honey, 1 Tbsp cornstarch, sugar substitute, garlic, no sugar added ketchup, soy sauce, and vinegar.

Bring sauce to a boil and then let it simmer until sauce thickens.

Pour sauce over cooked chicken pieces. Toss chicken in sauce until well coated.  

Cook on low until sauce thickens. 

Garnish with sesame seeds. 

and green onions, if desired. 

Serve with your favorite steamed vegetable and rice.

 

 

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Coat chicken pieces with 3 Tbsp of cornstarch. Spray a large skillet or wok with non stick cooking spray. ( Since you will only be using 1 and 1/4 Tbsp-I like to still spray the pan or wok with non stick cooking spray-so the chicken doesn’t stick.)
  2. Heat oil over medium high heat and place chicken pieces in heated wok. Be careful the oil is hot and can splash up and burn you. Cook chicken until it is no longer pink, and is lightly brown on both sides. 
  3. In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk together honey, 1 Tbsp cornstarch, sugar substitute, garlic, no sugar added ketchup, soy sauce, and vinegar. Bring sauce to a boil and then let it simmer until sauce thickens.
  4. Pour sauce over cooked chicken pieces. Toss chicken in sauce until well coated.  Cook on low until sauce thickens. 
  5. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds. 
  6. Serve with your favorite steamed vegetable and rice.

 

Servings: Makes 4 servings ( 1 cup) servings

GREEN: 7 SmartPoints per serving

  BLUE: 6 SmartPoints per serving

  PURPLE: 6 SmartPoints per serving

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Yield: 4

Easy Low Point Skinny Sesame Chicken

Easy Low Point Skinny Sesame Chicken

This Easy Low Point Skinny Sesame Chicken is a simple easy meal the whole family will enjoy!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. raw, skinless, boneless chicken tenderloins, cut into 1-inch pieces 
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/4 Tbsp canola oil
  • 4 Tbsp cornstarch, divided
  • 2 Tbsp Heinz or G Hughes no sugar added ketchup 
  • 2 Tbsp white distilled vinegar 
  • 4 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp minced garlic (2 cloves)
  • 1/4 cup zero point white or brown granulated sugar substitute ( I use Lakanto Classic or Golden Monk Fruit Sweetener)
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds, for garnish

Instructions

    1. Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Coat chicken pieces with 3 Tbsp of cornstarch.
    2. Spray a large skillet or wok with non stick cooking spray. ( Since you will only be using 1 and 1/4 Tbsp-I like to still spray the pan or wok with non stick cooking spray-so the chicken doesn't stick.)
    3. Heat oil over medium high heat and place chicken pieces in heated wok. Note: Be careful the oil is hot and can splash up and burn you.
    4. Cook chicken until it is no longer pink, and is lightly brown on both sides. 
    5. In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk together honey, 1 Tbsp cornstarch, sugar substitute, garlic, no sugar added ketchup, soy sauce, and vinegar. Bring sauce to a boil and then let it simmer until sauce thickens.
    6. Pour sauce over cooked chicken pieces. Toss chicken in sauce until well coated.  Cook on low until sauce thickens, about 2-3 minutes. 
    7. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds. 
    8. Serve with your favorite steamed vegetable and rice, for addtional points.


      Servings: Makes 4 servings ( 1 cup) servings

GREEN: 7 SmartPoints per serving 

BLUE: 6 SmartPoints per serving 

PURPLE: 6 SmartPoints per serving 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 904mgCarbohydrates: 27gNet Carbohydrates: 27gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 28g

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Thursday 26th of August 2021

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Brianna

Thursday 17th of June 2021

This was AMAZING! And so easy! I literally made this last night and already told my fiancé we will be having this again soon- he agrees!!

Alison

Friday 22nd of January 2021

Absolutely love this recipe! I stumbled on your site and now I don't go anywhere else. My second round with weight watchers and I wish I found you the first time. Thank you so much for posting these amazing recipes and helping me and others succeed on their weight loss journey.

Brianna Williams

Sunday 25th of October 2020

Hi. If I use the air fryer, would I skip the cornstarch step?

Lindsay Kehl

Sunday 25th of October 2020

Hi Brenda

You’d still want to do the cornstarch-it will add to the crispy texture.

Thank you

Cherell

Wednesday 10th of June 2020

Can I use rice vinegar

Lindsay Kehl

Wednesday 10th of June 2020

Hi Cherell

yes, rice vinegar would work in this recipe.

Thank you!

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