Stir-Fry Sesame Chicken

5 from 2 votes

This savory dish swoops to the rescue on busy nights.

This savory Stir-Fry Sesame Chicken swoops to the rescue on busy nights. It’s quick, easy, and appeals to the whole family.

Juicy, bold veggies like sliced bell peppers and tender green beans cook to perfection in sesame oil and garlic. Add chicken strips, and the meat absorbs the vegetables’ wonderful juicy flavors. Complete the dish by topping it with scrumptious scallions, cilantro, and a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds.

This colorful stir-fry boasts a beautiful presentation. The fiber-rich veggies and protein-packed chicken make it a super satisfying meal. Stir up a batch and serve!

5 from 2 votes

Stir-Fry Sesame Chicken

With bright vegetables and tender chicken, this stir fry will easily become a family favorite.
Yield 6 people
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Author SkinnyMs.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil or coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/3 cup clean-eating teriyaki sauce divided,Β homemadeΒ or store-bought
  • 1 pound boneless and skinless chicken thighs or breasts, sliced into strips
  • 1 red bell pepper stemmed, seeded, and sliced into strips
  • 1 yellow or orange bell pepper stemmed, seeded, and sliced into strips
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 cups green beans fresh, stemmed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup scallions chopped (sliced diagonally)or chopped cilantro
  • 1/8 cup sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Toast sesame seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  • Set aside.
  • Coat chicken strips in half the teriyaki sauce. Add oil to a pan or wok over medium heat. Cook for about 4-5 minutes per side until golden and cooked through.
  • Set aside.
  • Add green beans and water or chicken stock to the pan. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes, until beans are crisp-tender. Add sesame oil and peppers to the pan with the beans. Cook uncovered for about 4 minutes. Add garlic and remaining teriyaki sauce, cook for an additional 30 seconds.
  • Return chicken to pan and stir. Cook for one minute, until warmed. Remove from heat and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Garnish with scallions or cilantro.
  • Serve with brown rice or noodles.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 1059mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 9
Keywords dairy-free, Kid-Friendly, Low-Carb

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37 Comments

    1. Angelica, SEE IN THE RECIPE: Add green beans and water or stock to the pan. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes, until beans are crisp-tender. Add sesame oil and peppers to the pan with the beans. Cook uncovered for about 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds.

    1. Samantha, Add in when it calls for the green beans. If you prefer the broccoli to be more crisp, just reduce the cooking time 1-2 minutes. πŸ™‚

  1. Thanks for the recipe! This household is currently on a low-carb, high protein diet. This definitely hit the spot. Will be making this again.

  2. This sounds really yummy. I’m concerned about the amount of sodium. Would you have suggestions on lower the sodium? I’m thinking is probably the teriyaki sauce. Would there be a decent substitute for that?

  3. Thanks for the receipe. My son has just started being willing to even taste veggies and he cleaned his plate! Literally the first green beans he has ever been willing to try. Yay!

    1. We’re so happy to hear he’s beginning to love veggies! Hopefully this is just the beginning of a veggie love.

    1. Hi Mary, you can still enjoy Stir-Fry Sesame Chicken by reducing the sodium in this recipe by using low-sodium ingredients, such as the chicken broth, and making your own teriyaki sauce.

  4. Thanks Guys, Your Recipe Was Too Fantastic. Me and My Family Loved it. I Will Share your Rrecipe with my friends. Hope they will love it too.5 stars

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