Happy Monday y’all!
Hope you guys had a great Easter! I spent the weekend with my boys visiting both sides of our families in VA. It’s always nice to get away, especially this time of the year, when everything is blooming and coming back to life to a place like VA, which is very country compared to our neck of the woods. Pace of life is much slower, backyards are much bigger, and people are definitely much nicer. I guess it’s a southern thing? My co-worker said to never ask a southerner how they are doing unless you are prepared to literally hear them tell you “how they are doing” and it’s so true! I love country folks 🙂
Our Easter weekend consisted of little bit of four wheeling, dirk bike ridin’ (boys of course), outside marshmallow roasting, easter egg hunting, and definitely ton of food. Oh, the food! Russians are all about food, so anywhere we went we were greeted with scrumptious spread of meats, salads, and sweets. But that’s what holidays are all about, right? Overeating and spending time with loved ones? Definitely for me.
I’m starting off the week with a simple, delicious, and kid friendly idea. Sesame Chicken Bites remind me of the famous Bang Bang Shrimp but only with chicken and minus the spiciness. Saucy on the inside and crispy on the outside, paired with homemade honey-mustard sauce. They pop so easily in your mouth as is or as a topping on your favorite salad.
Simple and effortless. My kind of Monday.
- 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup sesame seeds
- 2 tsp. minced cilantro
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. ground mustard
- 1 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 2–4 Tbsp. olive oil
- salt and pepper
- Honey-Mustard Sauce:
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 2 tsp. honey
- 1 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
- In a medium bowl, combine the bread crumbs, sesame seeds and cilantro; set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine the mayo, onion powder, and mustard.
- Season the chicken with salt and pepper and coat in mayo mixture; then add to crumb mixture, a few pieces at a time, turning to coat.
- In a large skillet, saute the chicken on medium heat in oil in batches until juices run clear, about 4-5 minutes on each side. Add additional oil as needed.
- In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients. Serve with chicken.