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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Well...

My furniture delivery did not go as planned. I should've known. Apparently they forgot my ottoman at the warehouse and now I have to wait until April 18th to get it! I am LIVID! They refuse to give me a time then I can be home to recieve my delivery. So basically you have to wait all damn day for it! I was beyond angry...I had to wait 3 weeks the first time and now another 2 1/2 weeks for this? Ridiculous! And then they act suprised when you can't just sit around and wait for delivery all day! Hellooo I have a job?

But I do have the couch... here are those pictures I promised! AND the recipe!

Please ignore the messy coffee table...



YAY! Once I get the ottoman my living room will be complete. I've also thought about buying the matching chair since my red chair is really kind of falling apart. It never really occured to me until I got my new furniture and I saw how gross it was. It's over 8 years old and has some stains on it...from my brother using it when he ate on it when it was at my parents' house. It's microsuede and is very hard to clean!

What do you think? You like?

Now onto the recipe! My Hungry Girl Sesame Chicken!

I take absolutely no credit for this one! Lisa Lillen is a genius!

Hungry Girl Sesame chicken and I was feeling naughty so I served it with some Lean Cuisine Garlic Chicken Spring Rolls!


Ingredients:
10 oz. raw boneless skinless lean chicken breast, chopped into bite-sized pieces
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1/4 cup Egg Beaters
1/4 cup whole-wheat flour, divided
1/4 cup water (Lisa uses chicken broth but I didn't have any)
1 tbsp. cornstarch
2 tbsp. sugar-free pancake syrup
2 tbsp. seasoned rice vinegar
1 tbsp. ketchup
1/2 tbsp. lite/low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 tsp. sesame oil
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 tsp Sriracha
1 tsp. sesame seeds
Optional: crushed red pepper

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray and set aside.

Place chicken in a bowl, season with salt and pepper, and cover with egg substitute. Toss to coat and set aside.

Place 2 tbsp. flour in another bowl. Use a fork to transfer half of the chicken to the flour bowl, allowing excess egg substitute to drain back into the egg bowl. Thoroughly coat chicken with flour, and then transfer to the baking sheet. Wipe the bowl clean, and then repeat with remaining flour and chicken.

Bake chicken in the oven until fully cooked, about 10-12 minutes.

Meanwhile, to make the sauce, combine broth with cornstarch in a small nonstick pot and stir to dissolve. Add syrup, vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce, sesame oil, and garlic. Mix well and bring to medium heat on the stove. Stirring often, cook until thick enough to coat a spoon, 2 - 3 minutes. Set aside.

Place cooked chicken in a bowl, top with sauce, and toss to coat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and scallions. If you like, add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes. Eat up!


MAKES 2 SERVINGS
Serving Size: 1/2 of recipe, about 1 cup
Calories: 288
Fat: 4g
Sodium: 815mg
Carbs: 24g
Fiber: 2.25g
Sugars: 6g
Protein: 37g

PointsPlus® value 7*

*I did make some personal changes to this recipe. I didn't have any chicken broth so I used water. I also thought the sauce was way too sweet so I added spicy sriracha to the sauce! It was GOOD! This is definitely one to try, especially if you love Chinese food like me!!!!

Have a good weekend all!


4 comments:

  1. Love the new sofa & loveseat, having furniture delivered is always a mess (at least from my experiences ...lol)
    I have the Hungry Girl cook book 300 under 300.
    I want to start planning weekly menus from it, the recipes sound amazing. Plus it great that you can go online & see some pics of the recipe that you wanna make too.
    I will definitely have to try the recipe you posted! Looks amazing!

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  2. Ugh, that sucks. I hate it when you just have to wait around four hours on end.. is it really that hard to understand that people work??

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  3. Deliveries never seem to go right. The good news is I love the new furniture :)

    I need to try that recipe, it looks amazing - plus I love sriracha! I could eat that with almost every meal.

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  4. I feel your pain girl! Nothing worse than expecting something and then missing out because of someones mistake :(
    Loving the new furniture though, looking very classy - a really big picture behind the 3 seater would look amazing too.
    Sesame chicken is the bomb, you know that right?!

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