Simple Sesame Chicken With Rice Pilaf. Lovely New Music From Heiðrik.

Simple Sesame Chicken With Rice Pilaf

Q: Why did the chicken cross the playground?
A: To get to the other slide.

Here’s another insanely quick and easy dinner. It’s perfect for a light, warm weather meal.

Just heat up some cooked chicken with sesame dressing then set it atop a warm coleslaw-rice pilaf mixture. (The original recipe uses couscous, but I accidentally picked up a box of rice pilaf that was packaged the same. It was a delicious mistake.) The crunch and salty sweetness of the honey roasted peanuts really make this dish super good.

Simple Sesame Chicken With Rice Pilaf
Simple Sesame Chicken With Rice Pilaf


1 (6 oz) box rice pilaf mix (or 1 (10 oz) box couscous)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups coleslaw mix
4 green onions, sliced
2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup reduced-fat Asian toasted sesame salad dressing, divided
2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
Chopped honey roasted peanuts


1. Prepare rice pilaf (or couscous) according to package directions.

2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add coleslaw mix; cook and stir 3 minutes or just until tender. Add green onions, 2 tablespoons dressing and rice pilaf; heat through.

3.In another skillet, add chicken and remaining dressing; cook and stir over medium heat until heated through.

4. Serve chicken over coleslaw mixture. Top with cilantro and peanuts.

Serves 4

Recipe slightly adapted from Simple & Delicious Magazine
Simple Sesame Chicken With Rice Pilaf
Today’s song comes from Faroese singer Heiðrik.

I’ve been waiting for a song like this for awhile. Different, complicated and totally satisfying. I adore tunes when vocals seem to glide over layers of instruments. The strings here are particularly grabbing.

And this cover of “Special” is just that. Wow! Takes my breath away.

Check out Heiðrik on Facebook, where you can keep tuned to find out music download info come July 14th.


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2 Responses to Simple Sesame Chicken With Rice Pilaf. Lovely New Music From Heiðrik.

  1. Hi, just stopped by to let you know that you’ve been featured over at Carole’s Chatter today. Cheers

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