I must be on a sesame kick this week. That bottle of sesame oil will sit unused in the fridge for months at a time, and then when I do finally pull it out, I can't seem to get enough of it. I'm still using up graduation party leftovers, and I had some green onions that were going to have to get tossed if I didn't use them today. I rummaged through the freezer and finally found that little stump of ginger I knew I had in there. I buy ginger about once every six months, peel it and chunk it into smaller sections, then freeze it. That way I always have real ginger to use in recipes.
Molly started her job at McDonalds tonight and I can't believe she opted to eat this before she left for her shift. She's still in that Big Mac phase of life. I have a feeling that's about to pass.
Sesame chicken and noodles (spaghetti)
8 oz spaghetti 8 chicken tenderloins 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce 1/4 cup reduced sodium teriyaki sauce 1/4 cup sesame oil 1/4 cup brown sugar 2 tsp. fresh grated ginger 2 cloves garlic, minced couple dashes of Tabasco 1 Tbsp olive oil, for sauteing 1 tsp corn starch salt and pepper green onions, thinly sliced for garnish sesame seeds for garnish
Combine soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, ginger, garlic and Tabasco in a bowl and whisk to dissolve sugar. Pour mixture into a gallon baggie and add chicken; mix chicken with marinade. Remove air from baggie and seal. Return to refrigerator for 3-4 hours.
Boil spaghetti in salted water according to box directions while sauteing the chicken.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Remove tenders from baggie, reserving marinade. Lightly season the tenders with salt and pepper and saute in the oil until juices run clear (approximately 2-3 minutes per side) Remove tenders to a plate. Add reserved marinade to skillet and bring back to a boil. Dissolve corn starch in a little bit of water, add to skillet and boil sauce until thickened. Return tenders to skillet. Serve tenders and sauce on a bed of spaghetti. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.
This is my documentation of my life after turning 50. Lots of recipes, some healthy, some not so much... tossed up with a hefty dose of sarcasm and motherly love.
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