Go Back
+ servings

Garlic Sesame Chicken Stir Fry

Yield: 5 servings
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Garlic Sesame Chicken Stir Fry is an easy meal that’s on the table in 30 minutes or less and boasts an authentic Chinese stir-fry flavor! Skip take out to make this healthier stir fry at home.


For the marinade:

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast thin sliced
  • ½ cup low sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon ginger grated
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

For the stir fry:

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 large carrot sliced
  • ½ onion sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 1 bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 cup 4 oz snow peas
  • 1 can water chestnuts drained
  • ½ tablespoons sesame seeds
  • Cauliflower fried rice
  • Scallions chopped


  1. Place chicken in zipper bag. Mix marinade in a bowl, then pour in the bag. Marinate in refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir carrots, onion, broccoli, mushrooms, bell pepper, snow peas, and water chestnuts until just tender, about 5 minutes. Remove vegetables from skillet and keep warm.
  3. Remove chicken from marinade, reserving liquid. Heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir chicken until slightly pink on the inside, about 2 minutes per side.
  4. Return vegetables and reserved marinade to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until chicken is no longer pink in the middle and vegetables are tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in sesame seeds. Serve over cauliflower rice and garnish with scallions.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 280, Fat: 9.4g, Saturated Fat: 2.1g, Cholesterol: 52mg, Sodium: 950mg, Carbohydrates: 26.2g, Fiber: 2.8g, Sugar: 17.5g, Protein: 23.8g

*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken stir fry, sesame chicken stir fry
All images and text ©Spoonful of Flavor

If you try this recipe, don't forget to leave a review below or share a photo and tag @Spoonfulflavor on Instagram.