Main Dishes

“Take-Out” Sesame Ginger Chicken

This "Take-Out" Sesame Ginger Chicken recipe is easy to make and easier to serve. With a touch of sweetness from the fresh ginger, and coated in cornstarch instead of flour, this recipe has a lightness to it, while still having all the qualities of your typical Chinese take-out sesame chicken.

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2 1/4 - 1/2 lbs of chicken thighs or breast
1 1/4 cup cornstarch
6 tablespoon sesame oil
3 tablespoon sugar
Vegetable oil
5 tablespoons minced garlic
2 1/2 tablespoon minced ginger
8 tablespoons rice wine or white wine will work
4 1/2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
8 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
3 generous tablespoons honey
3 tablespoon sesame chili sauce
1 teaspoon red chili sauce, found in aisle with oriental food
1 lemon, zest and juice
Toasted sesame seeds, for garnish, optional
Scallions, for garnish, optional
Rice, for serving
Marinate the chicken, by in a mixing bowl, combine sesame oil, sugar, 2 tablespoons soy sauce and pepper and stir. Toss in the chicken and coat, cover, place in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Add 1 1/4 cup...
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Nutritions

Calories
579

Sodium
716mg
29% DV

Fat
18g
28% DV

Protein
3g
7% DV

Carbs
77g
26% DV

Fiber
4g
18% DV

An overnight Sausage Breakfast Casserole is the best make-ahead dish for a special holiday morning or a lazy Sunday brunch. Loaded with eggs, sausage, cheese and bread, you get a delicious and satisfying meal in one pan -- and the entire recipe can be assembled the night before. Here's to sleeping in, hot mugs of coffee, and hearty, down-home comfort food to start your day!

1 lb. bulk pork sausage
1/2 c diced onion
12 large slices white sandwich bread
8 oz cheddar cheese ( grated )
10 eggs
3 c whole milk
1/2 t dry mustard
1 t kosher salt
1/4 t pepper
10-12
  • Brown the sausage and onion in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the meat is no longer pink (about 7 minutes); drain.
  • Grease a deep 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Arrange bread cubes in...
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Nutritions

Calories
431

Sodium
2140mg
89% DV

Fat
25g
39% DV

Protein
32g
65% DV

Carbs
10g
3% DV

Fiber
3g
12% DV

Pecan Pie

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Impress your guests with this perfect Southern Pecan Pie. With eight easy ingredients and only ten minutes prep time you too can cook like a chef.

1 unbaked or frozen pie crust
2 1/2 cups pecans coarsely chopped
3 large eggs
1 cup light or dark corn syrup
3/4 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons melted butter (slightly cooled)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
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Nutritions

Calories
605

Sodium
576mg
24% DV

Fat
63g
97% DV

Protein
1g
3% DV

Carbs
0.5g
0% DV

Fiber
1g
4% DV
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