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!
Stir-Fry Sesame Chicken
- 1 tablespoon canola oil or coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1/4 cup chicken stock
- 1/3 cup clean-eating teriyaki sauce divided, homemade 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
- 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.
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Garlic is not in the ingredients list, but it is in the instructions. I added two large garlic cloves. Delicious!
Thank you for catching that, it’s now added! ?
What is clean-eating teriyaki sauce
Terry, Use unrefined coconut sugar. You may also want to use Coconut Secret Aminos Sauce instead of soy.
How would I make this gluten free? Unfortunately all Chinese sauces have wheat in them (for some inexplicable reason).
Veronica, There are numerous soy sauces or Tamari that are gluten-free. I often use Coconut Secret Amions Sauce.
When do you add the peppers?
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.
How large is one serving?
It’s approximately heaping cup for each serving.
When does the chicken broth go in?
Florence (my first name :), When adding the green beans, also add the chicken stock or broth.
When does the soy sauce go in the recipe?
Add the remaining teriyaki sauce when adding the garlic, near the end. 🙂
Hi – instead of green beans I’d like to add broccoli – when would you add it?
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. 🙂
Hi how much is a serving? A cup? Thanks
Renee, Yes, 1 cup. I added it to the nutritional data. 🙂
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.
We’re so happy to hear you love the recipe, Alicia!
This was so yummy . Thank you for the recipe .
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?
Terri, There are low-sodium teriyaki sauces. You can also make our recipe and use instead of soy sauce.
I used low sodium teriyaki sauce. this meal is awesome !!!
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!
We’re so happy to hear he’s beginning to love veggies! Hopefully this is just the beginning of a veggie love.
Wow, waaayyy too much Sodium in this, I would say due to the teriyaki sauce. ouch
Love it but sodium too high for me
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.
What brand/model pan is used in the video?
I could no longer find the exact skillet on Amazon, but this one is very similar. https://amzn.to/2DNutva
Hope this helps. 🙂
Hi, it says add remaining teriyaki sauce twice. When does it actually go in?
Sorry about that, I have removed the extra instruction!
So the swap for the traditional soy sauce would be coconut secret aminos sauce? Correct??
Yes, coconut aminos is the perfect substitution for soy sauce!
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.
Great! I’m so happy you and your family enjoyed the stir-fry. Thanks for the feedback.
I used store bought teriyaki sauce and somehow the recipe came out bland.. have you had anyone complain about this?
..maybe I should have made the homemade recipe? Otherwise, everything cooked great!
Samantha, This recipe has had good reviews overall.