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.
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!
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!
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
- 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
- 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)
Combine the all the sauce ingredients together in a bowl or mason jar and mix well. Set aside.
Cook rice as per instructions on package. You can also use quinoa, rice noodles or egg noodles.
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.
Heat a stir fry pan or large frying pan over medium heat.
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.
Serve over the cooked rice or noodles. Spoon any extra sauce on top.
Garnish with sesame seeds if desired.
Honey Sesame Chicken Stir Fry
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