Sesame Chicken Stir Fry

This easy Sesame Chicken Stir Fry recipe is seasoned with a unique garlic butter, sesame and jalapeño combo.  It’s packed with protein and made with everyday ingredients you can find in your pantry right now!

Sesame chicken stir fry is a favorite in our family but no one more than myself.

Not only is this recipe delicious, but it’s quick, easy and I can make it with such limited ingredients for a fast weeknight meal.

Sesame chicken stir fry in a cast iron pan, top down shot.

The addition of sesame oil and jalapeño really puts a unique twist on this stir fry recipe promising to delight your taste buds!

You can eat this sesame chicken stir fry with a side of cauliflower rice or your favorite greens, like a salad or steamed veggies making a quick and healthy meal.

What is Sesame Chicken Stir Fry?

Sesame chicken stir fry is a quick and easy meal seasoned with garlic, butter, sesame, and jalapeño making a flavorful and protein packed meal.

What’s sesame oil and what kind should I use to make this stir fry recipe?

Sesame is made from either raw or toasted sesame seeds and is commonly used in many Asian dishes.  Raw sesame oil is a light shade of brown whereas toasted is a darker shade of brown.

The one we recommend using for this recipe is toasted sesame oil as it holds more flavor and can be purchased at Asian grocery stores or major supermarket chains.

Sesame chicken stir fry in a cast iron pan.

What kind of chicken should I use for this chicken stir fry?

I recommend using boneless and skinless chicken thighs to ensure you get juicy and tender pieces of chicken.

Do you have any tips or tricks on making Sesame Chicken Stir Fry?

  • Use toasted sesame oil for deeper flavor.
  • Use a large fry pan for greater heat retention.
  • Make sure to prep all the ingredients first because stir frying goes fast.
  • Serve with rice of choice or some cauliflower rice for a nice healthy low carb option.

Sesame chicken stir fry in a cast iron pan being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

 

Do you have any other Asian Stir Fry Recipes I can try?

Now, let’s get making this Sesame Chicken Stir Fry recipe!

  • Prepping Time 5M
  • Cooking Time 5M
  • Total Time 10M
  • Net Carb/Serv ~1g
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lbs Boneless Chicken Thighs (about 3-4 small thighs)
  • 1/4 Whole Onion
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 4-5 Thin Slices of Jalapeno
  • 1/2 Stalk Green Onion
  • 1/2 tbsp Neutral Cooking Oil
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Toasted Sesame Seed (optional)

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Thinly slice onions, green onions, garlic, de-seeded jalapenos and set aside.

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3) Cut chicken into small bite-size pieces, about 1/2 x 1/2 inch and set aside.

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4) In a fry pan, add neutral cooking oil and garlic on medium heat until garlic is fragrant. Next, turn up the heat to medium high and add chicken inside.  Sprinkle in salt and black pepper and keep stirring and mixing until chicken is cooked, about 3-5 minutes.

 

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5) Once the chicken is cooked, add onions and Sesame Oil while stirring.  Cook for an additional minute.

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6) After a minute, remove from heat and mix in green onions and jalapenos.  Serve onto a plate and sprinkle Toasted Sesame Seed.

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Sesame chicken stir fry in a cast iron pan being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

Sesame Chicken Stir Fry

This easy Sesame Chicken Stir Fry recipe is seasoned with a unique garlic butter, sesame and jalapeño combo. It’s packed with protein and made with everyday ingredients you can find in your pantry right now!
5 from 8 votes
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: healthy Asian chicken recipes, healthy sesame chicken, sesame chicken stir fry, what is stir fry
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 106kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lbs Chicken Thighs Boneless and Skinless
  • 1/4 Whole Onion
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 4-5 Slices Jalapeno
  • 1/2 Stalk Green Onion
  • 1/2 tbsp Neutral Cooking Oil
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Toasted Sesame Seed optional

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Sesame Chicken Stir Fry Recipe (1)
  • Thinly slice onions, green onions, garlic, de-seeded jalapenos and set aside.
    Sesame Chicken Stir Fry Recipe (20)
  • Cut chicken into small bite-size pieces, about 1/2 x 1/2 inch and set aside.
    Sesame Chicken Stir Fry Recipe (6)
  • In a fry pan, add neutral cooking oil and garlic on medium heat until garlic is fragrant. Next, turn up the heat to medium high and add chicken inside.  Sprinkle in salt and black pepper and keep stirring and mixing until chicken is cooked, about 3-5 minutes.
    Sesame Chicken Stir Fry Recipe (23)
  • Once the chicken is cooked, add onions and Sesame Oil while stirring. Cook for an additional minute.
    Sesame Chicken Stir Fry Recipe (25)
  • After a minute, remove from heat and mix in green onions and jalapenos. Serve onto a plate and sprinkle Toasted Sesame Seed.
    Sesame Chicken Stir Fry Recipe (24)

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Nutrition

Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 446mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2059IU | Vitamin C: 215mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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