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Our Saucy Sesame Chicken and Vegetables Recipe Is a Toss-Together Weeknight Wonder

This 30-minute stir-fry is packed with hearty chicken breasts and tender vegetables

If you’re looking for a speedy toss-together dinner, our Sesame Chicken and Vegetables recipe is the perfect dish. It’s a stir-fry that contains chicken, broccolini, carrots and a honey-glaze glaze. This combination of ingredients creates a sweet and savory stir-fry that’s sure to be hit in your household! While boneless, skinless chicken breast halves make this dish hearty, you can use other proteins such as pork or shrimp too. You can even omit the meat and add more veggies for a vegetarian stir-fry.

To make prep a breeze, chop the veggies the morning of and store them covered in a bowl in your fridge. Then, when it’s time for dinner, you can get right into cooking the stir-fry. This is quick dish is delicious served alongside your favorite fluffy rice or rice noodles. Also, slicing the cooked chicken breast and stirring it with sauced vegetables makes it a great filling for lettuce cups.

Yields

4 servings

Total Time

Prep Time

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 Tbs. less-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbs. unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbs. sesame oil
  • 8 oz. broccolini, trimmed, or broccoli florets
  • 2 carrots, halved lengthwise, cut diagonally into 1/4”-thick slices
  • 2 (8 oz.) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 scallion, sliced
  • 1 tsp. sesame seeds, toasted

Instructions

In bowl, whisk honey, soy and vinegar; reserve. In large nonstick skillet, heat 1 Tbs. sesame oil over medium-high heat. Add broccolini and carrots; cook, stirring, until almost tender, 7–8 min.; remove.

Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In same skillet, heat remaining 1 Tbs. sesame oil over high heat. Add chicken; cook until browned, about 5 min. Flip; reduce heat to medium. Cover; cook until no longer pink in centers, 7–8 min.

Discard any liquid from pan. Add vegetables and honey mixture to chicken in skillet; cook, stirring, until sauce is thickened, 2–3 min. Transfer chicken and vegetables to platter. Pour sauce on top. Top with scallion and sesame seeds.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 259 kcal
  • Fat: 7 gram
  • Saturated Fat: 1 gram
  • Protein: 26 gram
  • Carbohydrate: 25 gram
  • Fiber: 3 gram
  • Cholesterol: 63 mg
  • Sugar: 20 gram
  • Sodium: 531 mg

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