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Meal-Prep Honey Sesame Chicken with Broccolini
Meal-Prep Honey Sesame Chicken with Broccolini
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Ugh, kale again? Kick that sad lunch salad to the curb with meal-prep honey sesame chicken with broccolini. Sweet-and-salty chicken thighs plus healthy sides will keep you satisfied all afternoon. The best part? It keeps in the refrigerator for up to four days.

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4 servings

Chicken

1 pound skin-on chicken thighs

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

⅓ cup chicken broth

3 tablespoons soy sauce

3 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Sides

2 bunches broccolini, ends trimmed

1 tablespoon sesame oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 recipe Cauliflower Rice

2 tablespoons sesame seeds

1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced on the bias

1. Make the ChickenPreheat the oven to 425°F. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. In a medium bowl, whisk together the chicken broth, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, ginger and garlic.

2. In a large oven-safe skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the chicken to the skillet, skin side down, and sear until evenly browned, about 5 minutes. Flip the chicken skin side up.

3. Pour the broth mixture into the skillet and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Transfer the skillet to the oven and cook until the sauce has thickened and the chicken is fully cooked, 15 to 17 minutes.

4. Prepare the Sides: In a large bowl, toss together the broccolini and sesame oil; season with salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet.

5. While the chicken finishes cooking, roast the broccolini until it is tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

6. To assemble the meal-prep containers (or to serve), divide the cauliflower rice and broccolini among four containers (or plates). Add the chicken andgarnish with sesame seeds and scallions.

7. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to four days.

Chicken

377 calories

26g fat

16g carbs

20g protein

13g sugars

Sides

222 calories

7g fat

35g carbs

11g protein

6g sugars

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Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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