Thursday, January 23, 2014

Sesame Chicken (Crockpot Recipe!) and Physical Therapy Continues

More physical therapy today. My physical therapist (also named Steve coincidentally!) is a real hoot! I keep going back to him for my physical therapy, because he's a real advocate of trying to get his patients back to doing what they love to do as soon as possible. Most physical therapists are full of "don't do this, don't do that," whereas he's all about doing what you can while modifying what you can't. He's the perfect match for someone, such as myself, who simply can't eliminate the things I love doing altogether!

My physical therapist stretching my hip flexor... He says "make a wish!" Hahaha!
Tonight's clean eats dinner recipe is a twist on a takeout classic: sesame chicken. This version, however, is not only clean, healthy, and delicious, but it's also super easy. In response to all of the requests for crockpot recipes, this recipe is also made in the crockpot!

Sesame Chicken (Serves 2--- Crockpot Recipe!)

8 Ounces chicken breast, cubed
1/4 Red onion, chopped
1 Clove garlic, chopped
1/4 Cup honey
1/4 Cup low sodium soy sauce
2 Tablespoons tomato paste
1/4 Cup water
1 Tablespoon whole wheat flour
Sesame seeds for garnishing

Place the chicken breast, red onion, garlic, honey, soy sauce, and tomato paste in a crockpot. Ensure that the mixture is thoroughly combined, then cook on low for four hours. At this point, the chicken should be tender enough to shred with two forks. Then, in a bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour and the water. Add this to the crockpot mixture, then cook on high for another 30 minutes. Serve over quinoa, brown rice, couscous, or vegetables--- I personally served this over some tri-blend quinoa with steamed vegetables on the side. It came out scrumptious! Enjoy guys!