Weight Watchers recipe for Sesame Chicken

Here is a Weight Watchers recipe for Sesame Chicken:


2 tablespoons sesame seeds, raw
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon dry sherry (or sweet sherry)
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
½ teaspoon five-spice powder
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon table salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch strips
2 teaspoons peanut oil


Combine the sesame seeds, water, soy sauce, maple syrup, sherry, ginger, five-spice powder, flour, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes.
Add the soy sauce mixture to the chicken and cook until the sauce thickens and is almost evaporated, about 2 to 3 minutes more.
Dip the chicken pieces in toasted sesame seeds (optional) and serve.
Yields: 4 servings

SmartPoints: This recipe is not listed on the Weight Watchers website so SmartPoints values aren’t available. However, because the recipe uses lean chicken breasts, low-fat oil, and a small amount of maple syrup, it can be a Weight Watchers-friendly meal.

Here are some tips for keeping your sesame chicken Weight Watchers-friendly:

Use brown rice instead of white rice. Brown rice is a whole grain that is higher in fiber and nutrients than white rice.
Serve the sesame chicken with a side of steamed vegetables. Vegetables are low in calories and fat and are a good source of fiber.
Don’t bread the chicken. Breading adds calories and fat to the dish.
Use a light coating of oil when cooking the chicken. You can use a non-stick skillet to help reduce the amount of oil you need.
I hope this helps!

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