Ginger Sesame Chicken Recipe
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Ginger Sesame Chicken Recipe

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Tender chicken and veggies are coated in a sweet and salty stir-fry sauce flavored with ginger and a hint of maple syrup. This is simple stir-frying at its best. Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 318 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 577mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 37g protein .


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients until blended; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry chicken in 1 tablespoon oil for 4-6 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  3. Stir-fry green pepper and onion in remaining oil for 2 minutes. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Add chicken; heat through. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Ginger Sesame Chicken in Simple & Delicious July/August 2009, p12

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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homemadewithlove 100730
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2013

"Simple meal to prepare. It could use some more flavor. I used a sweet yellow pepper instead and a can of chunk pineapple. I let the chicken marinade in some of the sauce before cooking. Served over jasmine rice."

sbhkc90 183711
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2011

"Next time I plan to add celery and water chestnuts for a nice crunch. No need to cook chicken first and then remove. I just did it all together in one pan. Saved time and dishes!"

thornton527 105846
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2010

"this is tasty and quick, slightly sweet, good stir fry for kids."

jharcler 125366
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2009

"We really enjoyed it, but I wonder if fresh ginger would make it even tastier. I also like the suggestion of garlic!"

trjogaka 115681
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2009

"I made this tonight and was very disappointed because it had no flavor. Is there an ingredient missing from the list?"

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