Asian sesame chicken and being you

Sometimes we feel as if we have to be something that might not be so true to our real selves.  Depending on the situation, you might have to alter sometime to “fit” in. It can be annoying. Now I am not saying cuss like a sailor in front of company, older church ladies or nuns, but it can be hard to put on the happy, polite face when you might be feeling like punching someone in the throat (all of us have those moments, let’s not pretend we don’t. just don’t do it) 

So when you find those few people you can just be you in front of-embrace it! Be the dork, prep, hipster, vegan, snob, whatever it is and do you! Feeling secure and yourself in front of someone is the rarest of gifts, and it’s a gift I like to give others. I am cranky, happy, sad, funny, silly, serious, in need of a chill pill-come sit and have some lemonade with me. Or this chicken. Asian sesame chicken-it’s a quick way to use up chicken on a school night, busy Friday, or any day of the week. Serve with some roasted potatoes, a quick salad, or some rice.  LIfe and food doesn’t have to be as difficult as we make, or if it is, just have a simple dinner to end the craziness with. 

Asian sesame chicken

8-10 drumsticks or any chicken pieces you want

bottle of Kraft asian toasted sesame lite anything dressing

1/4 tsp kosher salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

1/4 tsp poultry seasoning (optional)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

Spray an oven safe casserole dish with cooking spray and set aside 

Dry off chicken pieces and place in a bowl

Marinate chicken in about 1 cup of dressing or until coated

Transfer chicken to casserole dish, laying each piece side by side, with a little room in between. If a small dish, you might need two

Sprinkle salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning on top of chicken

Use remaining marinade from bowl on top of the drumsticks

Cook for about 30-40 minutes, until internal temp is 165 degrees

Serve immediately or let cool to room temp and store for up to a week in the fridge

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4 thoughts on “Asian sesame chicken and being you”

    1. Thanks Natalie! You can use any cut of chicken you want, my daughter is just a big drumstick fan. I used chicken breasts tonight. Happy cooking!

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