13

Honey Sesame Chicken Stir Fry

This Honey Sesame Chicken Stir Fry is the perfect way to welcome in spring with its tender crisp vegetables and savory honey sesame sauce. Its perfect on a bed of rice, rice noodles or even quinoa and you can enjoy this meal for dinner or as a make-ahead lunch.

Honey Sesame Chicken Stir Fry | 365 Days of Easy Recipes

Honey Sesame Chicken Stir Fry | 365 Days of Easy Recipes
Bring on Spring with these 8 fun springtime from Canadian Bloggers #CDNFoodCreatives

 

Ah, it’s finally spring. Can you smell it in the air? It’s the smell of all those presents the neighborhood dogs left for you hiding underneath the snow. Or at least my yard smells that way. The spring rains are doing a great job of melting the snow and washing away all the salt, sand and dirt the winter left behind. My front yard is currently a mud pit and my back yard a pond. At least all the white stuff (snow) is gone. Good bye winter, Hello spring!!

Don’t you just love spring? It’s a time of rebirth and a time to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful warm weather. It’s also the time of year I start to plan my new projects for the back yard and how I’m going to plant my vegetable garden. I’ve already thought of at least 10 projects I’d love to do in my yard and garden. I stumbled upon this fantastic website Get Busy Gardening that has tons of fabulous tips for the new gardener but it’s also adding to my to-do list. HA!

planting seeds for spring time
My daughter and I spent a bit of time yesterday starting some seeds in egg cartons I saved over the past few weeks. I planted some herbs and a few spaghetti squash seeds while my daughter started some flower seeds she received for her birthday. One of my favorite (and I think my daughter’s as well) was a gardening kit she received from a friend. She received a big, beautiful flower pot packed full of gardening tools, little garden signs, seeds, gardening gloves and some fun gift cards to enjoy. I’m always looking for unique ‘experience’ gifts and this one was so much fun!

I’m looking forward to getting my garden started so I can enjoy some delicious vegetables. One of my favorite things last summer was being able to go out to my garden with my daughter to pick what we needed to make a salad. Can’t get any more fresh then that! I believe the honey sesame sauce for this stir-fry would be fantastic with any vegetables. It’s so good!

Honey Sesame Chicken Stir Fry | 365 Days of Easy Recipes

I made this Honey Sesame Chicken Stir Fry for lunches last week and it was fab.U.lous! I know my kids enjoyed having a break from the regular sandwiches they tend to get. Luckily they have access to a microwave at school so it’s easy to reheat these healthy lunch bowls.

My Honey Sesame Chicken Stir Fry is part of a Canadian Blogger collaboration featuring some delicious springtime inspired recipes! Big shout out to Melanie at The Refreshanista for organizing this fun recipe share.

  • Green Pea Salad by A Pretty Life Blog
  • Cheesy Leftover Cranberry Sauce Cookies by The Cookie Writer
  • Honey Sesame Chicken Stirfry by 365 Days of Easy Recipes
  • Easy Marsala Wine Cooked Spring Carrots by She Loves Biscotti
  • No Crust Asparagus Quiche by CulturEatz
  • Rose Water Sugar Cookies by Tiny Sweet Tooth
  • Vegetarian Summer Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce by Killing Thyme
  • Cilantro and Honey Sesame Cold Noodle Bowl by The Refreshanista
  • Quinoa Spring Market Salad by Sugar Love Spices
    • Honey Sesame Chicken Stir Fry | 365 Days of Easy Recipes

      Print

      Honey Sesame Chicken Stir Fry

      Ingredients

      Sauce

      • ¼ cup chicken stock or water
      • ¼ cup soy sauce , reduced sodium
      • ¼ cup honey
      • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
      • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
      • 1 teaspoon garlic , minced
      • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

      Stir Fry

      • 1 cup uncooked rice
      • 1 tablespoons olive oil
      • 2 cups broccoli , chopped bite size
      • 2 cups sugar peas
      • 1 pepper , red or yellow, chopped
      • 2 cups baby bok choy , cut in half
      • 2 large chicken breasts , cut into 1” pieces
      • salt & pepper
      • sesame seeds (garnish)

      Instructions

      1. Combine the all the sauce ingredients together in a bowl or mason jar and mix well. Set aside.
      2. Cook rice as per instructions on package. You can also use quinoa, rice noodles or egg noodles.
      3. Prepare all the vegetables by washing and chopping into pieces. Cut the raw chicken into 1 inch pieces. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Set everything aside.
      4. Heat a stir fry pan or large frying pan over medium heat.
      5. Add the olive oil to the pan and then the chicken. Cook for about 10 minutes until completely cooked through. Pour in the sauce and cook until thicken. Add the vegetables to the pan and cook for about 3 minutes, until tender crisp. Toss to ensure everything is evenly coated.
      6. Serve over the cooked rice or noodles. Spoon any extra sauce on top.
      7. Garnish with sesame seeds if desired.

      Some of the links contained in this post are affiliate links. The price you pay does NOT change, but I do earn a small commission for your purchase. Thanks in advance for supporting 365 Days of Easy Recipes!

Diana L.

13 Comments

  1. I totally agree with you Diane… we are all a little restless and anxious for some spring weather. Your chicken stir fry looks delish… pinning to try. Another fun collaboration!!!

  2. Looks so delicious…my family loves any type of stir fry with a sweet sauce! And I’m with you, I cannot wait to get out into my yard and get my garden growing!

    • I went to the hardware store to get supplies for my projects. They may sit in the garage for a few weeks but I couldn’t wait!! 🙂

  3. I really need to make stir-fries. A honey sesame sauce sounds deliciosu so I should be giving thsi a go soon 🙂 For me spring is rain and seeing earthworms coming out of the sidewalks lol. Becasue that means the ground is thawing…no warms yet just freak heat.

  4. Oh Diana, this looks *so* fresh, sweet, savory, and delish. It’s really hard to beat a stir-fry full of umami and crunchy vegetables (especially the broccoli — I am SUCH a sucker for the broccoli).

    And hey, I’m starting a garden in a few weeks too! Albeit mine will be a container garden, I’m over the moon about it. I can’t wait to hear more about yours; I hope we both end up with beautiful produce we can cook with and boast in our recipes 🙂

    • My garden is a raised garden, my hubby built the boxes for me last year. I didn’t think it would be enough space but I surprisingly got a lot out of the space I have. Good luck with the garden this year!

  5. Yummy! I love honey chicken ! It’s perfect with a bowl of rice ! And what a wonderful gift that your daughter received! I would love to do more gardening with my daughter too. I think it’s a very good learning and rewarding experience for kids. Happy Spring! It was a great round up !

    • I totally agree. I still go to my dad for gardening advice so I hope my kids will love gardening when they’re older too!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Woohoo for gardening! It’s finally getting warm enough around here for it 🙂 I’m a bit behind on my planning and seed starting but I really hope to grow some veggies this summer! Love the recipe Diana, can’t go wrong with stir fry! It’s a favourite in our house 🙂

  7. We do the same thing when starting our seedlings! Arg, it reminds me that I am far behind, lol. I’m going to have my daughter help as well 🙂 Your stir fry is amazing!! My husband always wants a stir fry so you bet this will be happening!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *