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October 6, 2011

Easy Sesame Seed Chicken

To make cooking simpler I try to create more than one meal at a time.  For instance if I am sautéing beef for a stew on the stove I might as well cook the bacon for tomorrow's breakfast, at the same time.  In this way, I can put it under the broiler and easily keep and eye on it.  Or if I am going to make one meat loaf I might as well mix two of them and freeze one.  Easy Sesame Seed Chicken is so simple, if you use that same strategy.  While I was cooking Tuesday's dinner I put the chicken in the oven for Wednesday.  Then on Wednesday I mixed up the sauce and added it with the chicken to the crockpot, and dinner was ready when we were.  Give it a try.  With only a handful of ingredients and a slow cooker you can have your meal ready in no time.  This makes a lot of chicken so be prepared for left-overs, or cut it in half.

Easy Sesame Seed Chicken

1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup sesame seeds
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 tablespoons corn starch
10 lb chicken, thighs and/or drumsticks
salt and pepper
3 teaspoons garlic powder

Sprinkle the chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder.  Place on 2 cooking sheets without over lapping the meat.  Refrigerate for 1-2 hours to allow skin to dry out a bit and become crisp when baking.  (If you cannot complete this step, don't worry the meal will still be quite tasty.)  Bake at 350F until an internal thermometer reads 160F, about 25-30 minutes.  When finished cooking you can either pour the sauce over the chicken and serve immediately or refrigerate for a later meal.  

If saved for later - Remove from fridge, mix with sauce and heat for a few hours on warm in the crock pot, or wrap in foil and heat in oven at 25oF until warm.

Sesame Sauce - 

Mix soy sauce, honey, seeds, and ginger.  Heat to gentle boil and then whisk in corn starch.  When dissolved remove from heat.

This post linked at Fireflies and Jellybeans and Frugal Friday.
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