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How to Simplify Dinner tonight

Updated on August 4, 2012


Homemade+takeout=Dinner tonight:)
Sometimes there are certain things you like better made at home and certain things you prefer made at a restaurant.  My family loves chinese takeout.  Their favorite dinner is sesame chicken.  I however, don't care for parts of the chicken that they use.  Sometimes it's unrecognizable or nonexistent. I love the fried rice and don't think I could make it better at home.  The chicken on the other hand, I know I can do better at home and I know I'm using a healthier part of the chicken (boneless chicken breast).  Also, when I make it at home I can control the nutritional content better. 
For example:
sesame chicken(homemade)+Fried Rice(takeout)=Homemade/takeout Chinese Dinner

boneless chicken breast 1lb
mixed vegetables (cheat-buy precut mixed fresh veges in the produce section of the supermarket)
flour (self-rise)
eggs 2
toasted sesame
oj 1tbsp
teriyaki sauce
honey 1-2 tbsp
Pork Fried rice
Steamed White Rice

Dip Chicken in flour and egg
Dip Chicken in flour and egg
Steam mixed vegetables
Steam mixed vegetables
Pan fry coated Chicken breasts
Pan fry coated Chicken breasts
Coat hot cooked chicken in glaze/sauce
Coat hot cooked chicken in glaze/sauce

Preparing the Sesame Chicken

The only thing you have to prepare is the sesame chicken and steamed veges

1. Make sure you chicken is sliced thin
2. In a small bowl beat two eggs. Dip chicken in egg to coat.
3. In a large bowl add 1 cup of self-rise flour(self rise makes a crisper crust). Place egg coated chicken in flour to coat.

5. Don't forget to put your mixed veges in the steamer while you make the ckicken.
6. Also before you start cooking the chicken in a large bowl mix teriyaki, honey and oj. This mixture should be right next to the skillet for when the chicken is done cooking.

6. Heat 1/4 of oil in skillet. When oil is very hot add chicken. Cook about 3 minutes per side(until golden brown.

7. Remove cooked chicken from oil. Shake off excess oil. Immediately dip hot chicken in mixture to coat. Remove from mixture and put on a serving dish.

8. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seed. Serve with fried rice(white rice for those who don't like the fried) and steamed veges.

The best of both worlds!
Homemade and takeout!

Sesame Chicken

Homemade Sesame Chicken with Chinese takeout fried rice
Homemade Sesame Chicken with Chinese takeout fried rice


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    • chalktalk profile image

      chalktalk 5 years ago

      Thank you Conservative Lady for bring it to my attention that my article was unfinished. I have added the rest of the recipe and pictures. Enjoy!

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      Catherine Dean 5 years ago from Milledgeville, Georgia

      Very good suggestions. It is hard to beat restaurant fried good!

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      Looks fabulous! Where are the cooking instructions - I need them to make this yummy looking meal. This is the beginning of a great recipe hub but some key parts are missing. Fill in the rest of the cooking and presentaion instructions and you have a winner here!