Weight Watchers Sesame Chicken


The restaurant version of this dish is loaded with fat, thanks to deep frying. WW has coated the chicken with flour and then pan-seared it to lighten it up. 4 points per serving

Weight Watchers Sesame Chicken

Servings: 4

  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, raw
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 1 teaspoon gingerroot, fresh, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lb uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 2-inch strips
  • 2 teaspoons peanut oil


  1. Place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sesame seeds and cook until lightly toasted, shaking pan frequently, about 2 to 3 minutes; transfer seeds to a shallow dish and set aside.
  2. Whisk water, soy sauce, maple syrup, sherry, ginger and five-spice powder together in a small bowl; set aside.
  3. Combine flour, salt and pepper together in a shallow dish; add chicken and turn to coat. Shake chicken pieces to remove excess flour.
  4. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sauté until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Add soy sauce mixture to chicken and cook until sauce thickens and is almost evaporated, about 2 to 3 minutes more.
  5. Dip chicken pieces in toasted sesame seeds and serve, drizzled with any additional soy sauce mixture. Yields about 4 strips per serving.

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