Soy & Butter-Glazed Chicken with Sesame Vegetables & Sushi Rice
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Soy & Butter-Glazed Chicken

with Sesame Vegetables & Sushi Rice

30 MIN
4 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

This vibrant dish features bites of tender chicken coated with rice flour before searing to create a delightfully crispy crust—perfect for soaking up a rich, sweet combo of soy glaze, vinegar, and butter. For a hearty accompaniment, we’re serving it over a bed of sushi rice studded with green beans and carrots (first cooked in fragrant sesame oil for a bit of savory, nutty flavor).
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ingredients
Soy & Butter-Glazed Chicken with Sesame Vegetables & Sushi Rice
Title
  • 18 oz Boneless Chicken Breast Pieces
  • 1 cup Sushi Rice
  • ¾ lb Carrots
  • ¾ lb Green Beans
  • 1 oz Salted Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp Black & White Sesame Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • ⅓ cup Soy Glaze
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • ¼ cup Rice Flour
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tips & techniques
Prepare the ingredients & make the glaze
1 Prepare the ingredients & make the glaze

Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel the carrots and thinly slice on an angle. Cut off and discard any stem ends from the green beans; cut into 2-inch pieces. In a bowl, combine the soy glaze and vinegar.

Cook the rice
2 Cook the rice

In a medium pot, combine the rice, a big pinch of salt, and 1 1/4 cups of water. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 15 to 17 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and fluff with a fork.

Cook the vegetables
3 Cook the vegetables

Meanwhile, in a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat the sesame oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced carrots in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the green bean pieces and as much of the red pepper flakes as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until softened. Transfer to a bowl and cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan.

Coat, cook & glaze the chicken
4 Coat, cook & glaze the chicken

Pat the chicken dry with paper towels; place in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Add the flour and toss to coat. In the same pan, heat a thin layer of oil on medium-high. Once the oil is hot enough that a pinch of flour sizzles immediately when added, add the coated chicken in an even layer (discarding any excess flour). Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until browned on all sides. Add the glaze (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the chicken is coated and cooked through. Turn off the heat. Stir in the butter until melted and combined. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

Finish the rice & serve your dish
5 Finish the rice & serve your dish

Add the cooked vegetables to the pot of cooked rice. Stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the glazed chicken (including any glaze from the pan) over the finished rice. Garnish with the sesame seeds. Enjoy!

Tips from Home Chefs

Prepare the ingredients & make the glaze
1 Prepare the ingredients & make the glaze

Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel the carrots and thinly slice on an angle. Cut off and discard any stem ends from the green beans; cut into 2-inch pieces. In a bowl, combine the soy glaze and vinegar.

2 Cook the rice

In a medium pot, combine the rice, a big pinch of salt, and 1 1/4 cups of water. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 15 to 17 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and fluff with a fork.

Cook the rice
Cook the vegetables
3 Cook the vegetables

Meanwhile, in a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat the sesame oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced carrots in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the green bean pieces and as much of the red pepper flakes as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until softened. Transfer to a bowl and cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan.

4 Coat, cook & glaze the chicken

Pat the chicken dry with paper towels; place in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Add the flour and toss to coat. In the same pan, heat a thin layer of oil on medium-high. Once the oil is hot enough that a pinch of flour sizzles immediately when added, add the coated chicken in an even layer (discarding any excess flour). Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until browned on all sides. Add the glaze (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the chicken is coated and cooked through. Turn off the heat. Stir in the butter until melted and combined. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

Coat, cook & glaze the chicken
Finish the rice & serve your dish
5 Finish the rice & serve your dish

Add the cooked vegetables to the pot of cooked rice. Stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the glazed chicken (including any glaze from the pan) over the finished rice. Garnish with the sesame seeds. Enjoy!

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