​Casseroles were once standard dinner fare. But we’re now seeing a new trend for those 9×13-inch pans—one-dish dinners! Rather than tossing bundles of ingredients together into a creamy, cheesy casserole, the one-dish dinner is typically lighter and less saucy. A mixture of main dish and side, baked together at the same time.


In this recipe, we’ve taken the favorite flavors you already love in take-out and turned them into a one-pan Sesame Chicken. Topped with a sticky honey-sesame sauce and roasted with a delicious mélange of veggies, this fresh recipe just might change your mind about that casserole dish sitting in your cupboard!

STICKY SESAME CHICKEN WITH ASIAN VEGGIE STIR-FRY

YIELD: 4 servings

PREP TIME: 15 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 50 minutes

STICKY SESAME CHICKEN WITH ASIAN VEGGIE STIR-FRY

INGREDIENTS

3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch strips

1/2 cup sesame ginger marinade (found at local grocery store)

3 tablespoons honey

Salt and pepper

3-1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets

1/2 lb fresh green beans, trimmed

1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch slices

1/2 large onion, cut into thick slices

1 tablespoon olive oil

Sesame seeds

INSTRUCTIONS

STICKY SESAME CHICKEN WITH ASIAN VEGGIE STIR-FRY

1. Heat oven to 400°F. In medium bowl, toss chicken with 1/4 cup of the marinade, the honey and a pinch of salt and pepper. Set aside.

2. In a baker, toss broccoli, green beans, bell pepper and onion with oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Roast uncovered 15 minutes.

3. Drizzle vegetables with remaining 1/4 cup marinade. Arrange marinated chicken strips over vegetables.

4. Roast 20 minutes longer or until chicken is no longer pink. Garnish with sesame seeds.

EXPERT TIPS
PREP AHEAD. To get a head start, the chicken can marinate up to 8 hours in advance. Simply toss the chicken as directed in Step 1 (waiting until later to heat the oven), then cover and refrigerate until ready to bake.

SERVING SUGGESTION. To make this meal stretch a little farther, serve it alongside a pan of sticky rice.

VEGGIE BOOST. Add any of your favorite veggies to the mix! Bok choy, edamame and thinly sliced carrots all make great additions

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