Thursday, July 24, 2008

Good Deed

Today was the day I had signed up for Interfaith Hospitality Network dinner making. I'd signed up to make my homemade self-drafted recipe for Honey Sesame Chinese Chicken, fried rice, and veggies.

I can't tell you how killer my Honey Sesame Chicken is. It's always a huge hit. More work than I usually put into cooking but well worth the effort. And it turned out that way again.

Everyone loved it, even the children. One of the people said it was a meal they'd 'definately remember'. Another said, "I'm thankful for the food every night but it can be a lot of the same thing. This was really good."

I was glad to give something back. I was glad to nurture these homeless families in need. I was glad to fill their bellies with something tasty, healthy, and full of love.

Here's the basic recipe. Sorry, I truly do not measure ingredients so good luck!

Honey Sesame Chicken

2 lbs boneless chicken
3/4 c flour
salt and pepper
1/2 c Soy sauce (I prefer braggs amino acids)
1/4 c water
1/4- 1/2 c Honey
A few drops of hot sauce (optional)
Sesame seeds

Trim and cut boneless chicken into bite size pieces. Heat oil in a skillet. While heating, coat chicken in flour seasoned with salt and pepper. Cook in oil, turning, until browned and cooked through (approx 5-7 mins). Set cooked chicken aside.

In same skillet, pour about 1/2 c soy sauce and 1/4 c water. Bring to a simmer. Pour in honey and stir. Let simmer until slightly reduced. (add a few drops of hot sauce, even my kids love the tiny kick!) Return cooked chicken to the pan and gently fold over in the sauce, coating the chicken.

Once coated, put on a platter and sprinkle with sesame seeds.


1 comment:

Kris! said...

Given my incredibly hot kitchen and our tendencies to be going places a lot during the summer, I have been on the hunt for quick and yummie (ie. something 4 picky males will eat) recipies. This look like it would be a hit with everyone involved!

God bless you for your service.