Sesame Turkey Stir-Fry

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 10, 2022
I really like the rich taste of sesame oil in this Thai-inspired dish. If you don't have it, canola oil does the trick, too. To get a similar nuttiness, toss in a handful sliced almonds before serving. —Kelli Whiting, Fortville, Indiana
Sesame Turkey Stir-Fry Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons sesame or canola oil
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1 small onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cups shredded cooked turkey breast
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 2 cups hot cooked brown rice
  • Thinly sliced serrano pepper and toasted sesame seeds, optional


  1. In a small bowl, mix the first six ingredients until blended. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add red pepper and onion; stir-fry until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Add turkey; heat through. Stir in green onion. Serve with rice. If desired, top with serrano pepper and sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup stir-fry with 1/2 cup rice: 269 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 349mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1/2 fat.