Add some Asian flare to your meal plan with sesame chicken and broccoli, dubbed “world’s greatest five-block meal” by Nick Massie of PaleoNick.com.
Tamari, ginger, sesame oil and apple-cider vinegar are a few of the key ingredients that develop the flavor in this dish.
To get started, Massie uses a simple method to steam his broccoli.
“We’re going to start off by adding some water to these two containers,” Massie says as he pours water over the broccoli. “We’re gonna put the lids on, and I’m gonna throw these in the microwave for five minutes.”
Next, start the sauce. Pour the honey into a cold sauté pan, turn the heat on and whisk constantly until the honey develops a beautiful caramel color. Toss in the ginger, garlic and vinegar—and beware of the steam.
“Oh yeah,” Massie says, “that’s smelling good!”
Once your sauce is ready, set it aside and start searing your chicken. Finally, toss the chicken and sauce together, throw it onto a bed of broccoli on your plate and top it with a few scallions for garnish.
To download the recipe for sesame chicken with broccoli, click here.
Video by Nick Massie and Jesse Kahle.
Additional reading: “Roasting Virtuosity” by E.M. Burton, published April 11, 2012.