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You will love this easy recipe for 20 minute Sesame Chicken! It has a sweet and spicy flavor and is loaded with veggies. It is a weeknight meal you will want to make again.

An easy recipe for Sesame Chicken that can be made in just 20 minutes!

Everyone can use another quick and easy dinner recipe in their arsenal, right? This 20 minute sesame chicken recipe consists of bites of tender chicken with snow peas, mushrooms, and shredded carrots slathered in a ginger garlic sauce with a kick of heat. My husband loved it so much that he had a third helping.

A sweet and spicy recipe for Sesame Chicken that takes 20 minutes to prepare.

This is the type of recipe that you can make your own. I added a teaspoon of sriracha to the sauce to give it a spice level of about a 6 out of 10. You can choose to omit the sriracha or add even more. I like to serve extra sriracha on the side so that Charles can make his meal as spicy as he likes.

20 Minute Sesame Chicken - a go-to weeknight meal your family will love!

I picked snow peas, mushrooms, and carrots because they are three of my favorite vegetables, but you could opt for broccoli, bell pepper, and green onions instead. You could even use beef instead of chicken.

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I used a microwavable bag of rice for this meal. It is a huge timesaver, and it means that this meal can be made in one pan. Anything that helps me to save time and make less of a mess is a big win for me.

 

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20 Minute Sesame Chicken

You will love this easy recipe for 20 minute Sesame Chicken! It has a sweet and spicy flavor and is loaded with veggies. It is a weeknight meal you will want to make again.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 3 tablespoons All Purpose Flour
  • 3 teaspoons Sesame Oil
  • 3/4 cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 3 cloves of Garlic pressed or minced
  • 1 teaspoon Peeled Fresh Ginger grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon - 1 teaspoon Sriracha to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Corn Starch
  • 2 cups Sliced Mushrooms
  • 1 cup Snow Peas
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Carrot I get it from the grocery store salad bar
  • 2 teaspoons Sesame Seeds

Instructions

  1. Serve with your favorite rice (I used Uncle Ben's Brown and Wild Rice Mix)
  2. First, use a knife or kitchen sheers to cut the chicken up into pieces that are about 2 bites big.
  3. Then toss the chicken in the flour, until it is evenly coated in flour. Next heat a teaspoon of sesame oil in a wok or skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add 1/3 of the chicken, and cook each side for 2 minutes, until browned. Then cook the rest of the chicken in two more batches, adding another teaspoon of sesame oil to the pan each time. Set the cooked chicken aside in a bowl.
  4. Whisk the soy sauce, garlic, ginger, sriracha, and corn starch together and then pour it into the same wok or skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms, and let cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Add the chicken, and stir to coat it in the sauce. Cook for another 4 minutes. Lastly, add the snow peas, carrot, and sesame seeds. Cook for 2 minutes. (I used this time to make my Uncle Ben's microwaveable rice).

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You will love this easy recipe for 20 minute Sesame Chicken! It has a sweet and spicy flavor and is loaded with veggies. It is a weeknight meal you will want to make again.

Recipe Rating




John J

Wednesday 15th of December 2021

Tried it tonight! Was a little on the salty side, so I may lighten up on the soy next time (and maybe even add a little brown sugar to offset with something sweet) but overall really good! Family enjoyed it too!

Angie Rhodes

Wednesday 5th of June 2019

My son made this tonight. The 3/4 cup soy sauce called for simply MUST be a typo. As written, even with low sodium soy sauce, this dish is waaaayyyyyy too salty and strong. Additionally, it was much saucier than the photos in the post. If you make this, do yourself a favor and make it with 1/4 cup of lite soy sauce, not the amount called for in the recipe. The rest of the dish was great - chicken was cooked nicely, veggies were crisp-tender. But it was basically ruined by the soy sauce.

Patrick Fahey

Friday 31st of August 2018

I tried this - nice, but the recipe calls for a lot of soy sauce (3/4 cup), which ended up tasting too strong for my taste. Next time, I will probably use about half that called for.

DearCreatives.com

Friday 26th of August 2016

Looks & sound delicious.Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight Pinned & sharing

Beverly Roderick

Friday 26th of August 2016

This looks delicious! I love that the recipe is easy and quick! Pinning. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle.

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