These sesame chicken bites are little morsels packed with flavour and goodness. You won’t be able to stop eating them, but that’s okay because they’re pretty healthful.
I was tickled when Asian Family Foods approached me to collaborate on a dish using their food products. I love trying new products and developing recipes.
The first thing I do before I consider buying a new product is look at the ingredient list. If it has too many things I can’t pronounce, I don’t buy it. I was really impressed with the Asian Family Food products I tried recently. None of them had any preservatives and everything tasted really good. I especially liked their pure sesame oil and Thai sweet chili sauce.
Lots of restaurants offer delicious Asian style chicken dishes on their menus, but they are often loaded with calories, hidden carbs and sugar. This make-at-home sesame chicken recipe is super tasty and low in calories and carbs. One of the main advantages of eating at home is that you know exactly what’s in the food you’re eating. I promise you this dish is just as delicious as it is healthy. It’s super easy to make too.
You can enjoy the sesame chicken bites on their own as an appetizer, on a salad for lunch or with vegetables for dinner.
The vegetarian options are just as delicious. Here’s the recipe.
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp sunflower oil (or vegetable oil)
- 1 tbsp roasted sesame seeds
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp fresh grated ginger (optional)
- 1 tsp sesame seeds (to garnish)
- 1/3 cup almond flour (or bread crumbs)
- 1 Thai chili pepper or sweet red pepper (to garnish)
- 1 tbsp chives or green onion (to garnish)
- 4 tbsp Thai sweet chili sauce for dipping (optional)
Cut chicken breast into one-inch cubes.
Combine sesame oil, sunflower oil, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, grated ginger and salt.
Once the marinade is combined, add the sesame seeds and stir.
Pour the marinade over the chicken. You can refrigerate the chicken for an hour or just move on to the next step.
Coat the marinated chicken pieces in almond flour. Sprinkle the almond flour over the chicken and toss.
Bake on a sheet pan at 375 degrees for approximately 20 minutes or until golden brown. Be sure to leave some space between the chicken pieces.
While you're waiting for the chicken to cook, prepare the garnish.
- Once the bites come out of the oven, test for salt. If they need a little more, sprinkle some on while they're hot.
- For the vegan variation, substitute firm tofu or cauliflower florets.
- You will need to triple the recipe for the marinade for one head of cauliflower. The almond flour topping (1/3 cup) is optional in the vegetarian recipe. The cauliflower will take longer to cook, approximately 45 minutes.