A quick chicken stir fry recipe that’s loaded with veggies and tastes like good Chinese takeout? Yes!

Sesame chicken stir fry

Sesame Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

Making a sesame chicken stir fry is a quick and healthy way to serve a dinner filled with veggies. I’m lucky to naturally enjoy the taste of vegetables and anything that’s on the healthier side of the food chart. But just like everyone else, I’ll sometimes go out for fried chicken, rock’n’roll fries, a cheese plate or a chocolate sundae. After all, I come from a small town where eating at Red Lobster was considered high end, so these cravings do come surging up at times.

Whenever I feel like I’ve indulged a little too much and need a good dose of veggies, a quick stir fry will fix the issue! This simple sesame chicken stir fry recipe is tossed in a thick sauce that’s both savory and a little sweet. The flavors are familiar of what you’d get if you ordered from your favorite Chinese restaurant but for a lot less (and a lot healthier!) It’s casual Chinese food perfect for a Netflix evening in on a rainy Friday night. Snap open your chopsticks and dig in!

Looking for creative chicken recipes? Try these baked Korean chicken wings or tasty Thai ground chicken with lime and cilantro.

Sesame Chicken Stir Fry
Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Chinese
Author: Pickled Plum – Caroline Phelps
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into bite size cubes
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil (or other neutral oil)
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
  • 1 heaped cup, spinach
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli
  • 2 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sake
  • 1 tbsp mirin
  • 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp water mixed with 1 tbsp potato starch (or corn starch)
Instructions
  1. In a large pan over high heat, add vegetable oil, garlic, ginger, onions and sesame seeds. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until onions are translucent.
  2. Add red bell peppers and broccoli and cook for 2-3 minutes, until vegetables have soften, but still yield a crunch. Add spinach and cook for one minute.
  3. Add soy sauce, sake, mirin and salt. Stir well.
  4. Add the water mixed with potato starch (or corn starch) and stir well.
  5. Turn off the heat and add sesame oil. Stir well and serve with rice.
Serving size: 2 Calories: 691 Saturated fat: 4g Unsaturated fat: 24g

 
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Sesame Chicken Stir Fry

Sesame chicken stir fry recipe
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Chinese
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast (cut into bite size cubes)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (or other neutral oil)
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons ginger (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (roughly chopped)
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2 cups broccoli (chopped)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sake
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon potato or corn starch ( mixed with 2 tablespoons water)

Instructions

  1. In a large pan over high heat, add vegetable oil, garlic, ginger, onions and sesame seeds. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until onions are translucent.
  2. Add red bell peppers and broccoli and cook for 2-3 minutes, until vegetables have soften, but still yield a crunch. Add spinach and cook for one minute.
  3. Add soy sauce, sake, mirin and salt. Stir well.
  4. Add the water mixed with potato starch (or corn starch) and stir well.
  5. Turn off the heat and add sesame oil. Stir well and serve with rice.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 691
  • Saturated Fat: 4
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