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“I found this recipe on a bento website..... Bento is a Japanese lunch that is thoughtfully prepared and placed in a partitioned lunch box. They can get very fancy when the food is prepared to look like characters. Hello Kitty and Totoro ones are my favorite to LOOK at. I can't say that I haven't prepared one yet. We'll see, I may get inspired one of these days. These bento sites have some great simple recipes for food that can be packed into the lunches and this is one of them. I want to archive it before I forget where I saw it. Again, I haven't prepared this one yet but want to get into my 'Zaar cookbook to help me remember to make it. Plus, I want the Nutritional info on it as I am Low Carbing right now. Notes: I put 1 T of Vegetable oil because all it said was "a little cooking oil so my approximation may need to be adjusted. It stated you could also use a cooking spray You can use a combination of black and white sesame seeds or just white alone. Using all black might make them look burnt. I prefer the black/white combo as it looks colorful.”

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  1. Cut chicken into long, bite pieces. (I'm sure you could leave them whole but remember that this recipe was designed for a bento lunch).
  2. Combine chicken, vinegar and soy sauce together. Make sure chicken is well coated and let it marinate for 10 minutes.
  3. Over med-high heat, heat up the oil (or cooking spray).
  4. Drain off chicken well and coat with sesame seeds. You may have to press the seeds with you fingers to make sure they are stuck on well.
  5. In the pan, arrange as chicken as flat as you can get them and cook them 4-5 minutes on each side sure that the chicken is cooked through.
  6. Always make sure that the chicken is cooked through and the seeds are crispy not soggy.
  7. Drain on a paper towel. You are done.

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