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Ginger Sesame Chicken

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


  • 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


  • In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients until blended; set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 318 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 577mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 37g protein.

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  • homemadewithlove
    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.

  • 1Frosty
    Aug 13, 2011

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  • sbhkc90
    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!

  • angelasandoval
    Sep 21, 2010

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  • thornton527
    Aug 12, 2010

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

  • jharcler
    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
    Jul 14, 2009

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

  • badkitty1116
    Jun 24, 2009

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  • pheny2
    Jun 21, 2009

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