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Sesame Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Sesame Chicken

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"Ready in only 30 minutes, this delicious Asian-themed main dish offers a unique taste of the Orient. A delicate mix of brown sugar, ginger and green onion sets this dish apart from the usual. Quick, easy and full of flavor!"

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Original recipe makes 4 (1-1/4 cup) portions Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Place sesame seeds in a large nonstick skillet and cook for 2 minutes over medium-high heat until lightly browned. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  2. Spray same skillet with nonstick cooking spray and add chicken. Cook for 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  3. Add snow peas and bell peppers. Stir-fry for 3 to 4 minutes until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  4. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, water, brown sugar and ginger. Add to skillet and cook 5 minutes over medium-high heat.
  5. Sprinkle with green onions and serve.
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  • Submitted by: Fruits & Veggies-More Matters®
  • All Fruits & Veggies-More Matters® recipes are healthy recipes that meet strict nutrition guidelines.
  • Nutritional Information per Serving:
  • Calories: 261; Total Fat: 5.5g; Saturated Fat: 1.4g; % of Calories from Fat: 19%; Protein: 39g; Carbohydrates: 13g; Cholesterol: 96mg; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sodium: 424mg
  • Each serving of this recipe provides: An excellent source of vitamins A and C, and a good source of folate, magnesium, potassium and fiber.
  • Percent daily values based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Nutrition information calculated from original recipe ingredients.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 10, 2011

This was really good, however I only gave it 4 stars because I felt the sauce needed to be doubled and it seemed to be "missing" something. I added 4 tsp of Natural Peanut Butter and not only did it enhance the flavour, it also thickened the sauce. I would definitely make this again. FYI: celery and carrots thinly sliced works well with this. I also doubled the qty of sesame seeds with great results. I would also recommend serving rice or pasta with it. (These didn't affect the rating I gave it though)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 19, 2011

A bit too salty for my taste, and otherwise no interesting flavors going on. Would rather just make a normal stir-fry.


16 Ratings

Apr 19, 2011

This was really good! I might double the sauce next time though, since I like a little bit of sauce with my stir fry, but honestly, really good! And pretty easy to make. Will definitely make it again.

Apr 18, 2011

Easy-to-make recipe that is very versatile - I plan to swap out pork for the chicken next time as well as add a few different vegetables. Very yummy!

Apr 15, 2011

The key ingredient in this dish is the ginger--really gives it a delicious scent and flavor! I plan to experiment with adding broccoli to this dish the next time I make it.

Jun 29, 2011

Wow! This is delightful and incredibly easy to make. Following another review, I doubled the sauce and it was perfect. I then mixed in some brown rice and it soaked up the extra sauce. Very tasty -- I'll make this again and again.

Aug 18, 2011

I thought this tasted pretty good especially considering there isn't even a drop of oil in it. Even though it had some flavor it was a little on the dry side because of that. I like how many vegetables it adds in one meal though. The directions did not say what to do with the sesame seeds that were toasted, so when it was done I just stirred them in.

Jul 18, 2011

This was pretty bland and dry. Not at all like authentic sesame chicken, but maybe that's because it's not deep fried and covered in MSG. I would make this again for myself but not my husband who likes big "manly" meals. I didn't have snow peas so I made this with broccoli and bean sprouts, and put over brown rice. Next time will double sesame seeds.


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