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Sesame chicken stir fry recipe

Sesame Chicken Stir Fry

  • Author: Caroline Phelps
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Stir fry
  • Cuisine: Chinese


This is a simple sesame chicken stir fry, tossed in a gooey, sweet, and savory sauce.


Units Scale
  • 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
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon potato or cornstarch, mixed with 2 tablespoons water


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


Keep this sesame chicken stir fry in a storage container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 599
  • Sugar: 9.1g
  • Sodium: 1027mg
  • Fat: 28g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.6g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4.7g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.5g
  • Fiber: 5.4g
  • Protein: 58g
  • Cholesterol: 165mg

Keywords: sesame chicken

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