I’ve got take-out, fake-out round 2 for you today, friends! Last time, I introduced you to Honey Sesame Chicken. The two recipes are twinning when it comes to chicken prep; both are coated in Panko breadcrumbs and baked, which adds some amazing texture without resorting to frying anything. This method might be lower in calories and fat, but you would never know it based on taste!
While the preparation styles of the dishes are similar, the sauce flavors definitely differ. I was introduced to hoisin sauce a couple of years ago and have been obsessed ever since. I’m a total barbecue sauce girl, and since hoisin is a barbecue-like sauce, we got along immediately. Let’s just say jars of hoisin don’t last long in our house.
This hoisin-based sauce is sweet and tangy with a little garlic punch. It comes together in no time and pairs perfectly with the Panko chicken, steamed broccoli, and sliced green onions.
The entire meal comes together in a flash, making it perfect for weeknights. And you’ll be a lucky dog if you’re able to make it out with leftovers! Leftovers from this dish make for the best next-day lunch.
The holiday weekend is just around the corner (yay)! Hope you enjoy your week!
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch chunks
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
- ⅓ cup hoisin
- 1½ tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1½ tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 1½ tablespoons ketchup
- 1 tablespoon light brown sugar, lightly packed
- ½ tablespoon minced garlic
- 12 ounces broccoli, steamed
- Sliced green onions, for topping (if desired)
- Rice, for serving (if desired)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick spray.
- Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper as desired. Working in batches of 2-3 pieces, dip chicken into eggs and then dredge in Panko, pressing to coat. Add chicken to prepared baking dish.
- Bake until golden brown and cooked through, about 15-20 minutes.
- Stir sauce ingredients together in small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer. Allow mixture to simmer while stirring until combined, approximately 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Drizzle sauce over chicken and gently toss to coat.
- Serve chicken and steamed broccoli on a bed of rice topped with sliced green onions.