Sweet Sesame Chicken Stir Fry
By Jennifer B. from Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, Kingsport, TN.
Sweet Sesame Chicken Stir Fry is an entree that children and adults will love! The nutty flavor of the sesame seed and whole grain gives the dish a richness that is typically not found in reduced fat recipes. The color and texture will appeal to many with the use of fresh carrots, red peppers, and broccoli. The dish will appeal to school foodservice with a reasonable cost per serving, and the use of commodity diced chicken.
Serving size: 8oz
|From Saturated Fat||5.52%|
|Ingredient||6 servings||50 servings|
|Chicken, diced, commodity||12 oz||6lb 4oz|
|Carrots, baby, fresh||2.75 oz||1lb 8oz|
|Broccoli, florets, frozen||4.333 oz||2 lb 4oz|
|Peppers, red, fresh||2.75 oz||1lb 8oz|
|Sesame seed, hulled||3 tsp||8tbsp 1tsp|
|Vegetable oil||3 tbsp||1 1/2 c 1 tbsp|
|Brown rice||5.5 oz||2lb 14 oz|
|Soy sauce||6 tbsp||3c 2tbsp|
|Water||1/2 c||1qt 2 2/3 tbsp|
|Garlic powder||3/4 tsp||2tbsp 1/4 tsp|
|Sesame oil||2 tbsp||1c 2tsp|
|Sugar, white, granulated||2 tbsp||1c 2 tsp|
Combine rice and 2 1/2 quarts hot water in steam table pans. Stir. Cover and steam for about 35 minutes – until most of the water is absorbed. Remove from the steamer and keep warm.
Wash vegetables and drain. Julienne carrots, and cut red peppers into long strips after removing the seeds. Thaw and drain broccoli.
Place sesame seeds on a cookie sheet or bun pan and roast at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.
Using the braising pan at 350 degrees, pour in oils and diced chicken. For 6 servings, can use large skillet/wok and use med to high heat.
Heat chicken and oils for approximately 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
Add sugar, garlic powder, water, soy sauce, sesame seeds, carrots, peppers, and broccoli to the chicken, stirring well.
Simmer for approximately 10 minutes. Do not overcook vegetables – should stay tender-crisp. Transfer the stir fry from the braising pan to steam table pans and serve or store in food warmer until use. Serve ½ cup rice on platter and top with chicken/sautéed vegetables using a 4 oz spoodle.