Friday, January 21, 2022

Honey Sesame Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

If you're looking for a quick weeknight meal then you must try our delicious Honey Sesame Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry.

A whole new meal is created just by adding some of your favorite vegetables, it can be just about anything you happen to have on hand.

Whether it's a mixed julienned vegetable store-bought or chopped bok choy, cabbage, carrots, broccoli, or maybe some snow peas you'll have an all-in-one pan meal in no time.

The whole meal takes around 20 minutes and less time if you buy a bag of mixed stir fry veggies what can be easier than that?

Ok, so I got a little excited to write up this Asian style stir fry, but the honey compliments this chicken, and even leftovers (if there are any) are great the next day reheated.

Make sure you check out my suggestions for serving this delicious stir fry and you may also like my Bourbon Chicken Recipe.
If you're a cabbage lover you may also like my Homemade Egg Rolls and My Easy Fried Rice recipes.

Scroll down to the bottom for this yummy printable recipe to make this tasty meal.



this is a honey chickne stir fry with broccoli





this is sauteed chicken with a honey sauce


Lunch or Dinner



This is seriously perfect for an afternoon luncheon and it sure beats that mall food while shopping with all fresh ingredients.


We especially love this when the warmer weather starts to hit, all the fresh farmer's market veggies go into our pan but you can choose to add whatever your family likes.


This stir fry is great over rice, noodles, and just about anything else you can whip up fast.


With the addition of some other pantry ingredients, this stir fry is super easy and you can use any boneless meats you like even leftover pork chops work great.


honey sesame sauce


Ingredients You Will Need

Scroll down to the recipe card for exact measurements and print them off


  • chicken breast boneless
  • cornstarch, granulated garlic powder, salt, pepper, and ginger
  • soy sauce
  • chicken stock or water
  • honey
  • sesame oil and olive oil
  • peppers
  • minced garlic
  • salt, pepper
  • black and plain sesame seeds
  • a cleaned fresh head of broccoli just the florets
  • Optional: chopped tomato, artichokes hearts, hot peppers, onions, chopped celery, julienned carrots, any cubed boneless meats, seafood, pineapple chunks, mandarin oranges


this is a pan of stir fried vegetables


Tips:


  • Stir fry the vegetables in a separate pan from the meat or seafood
  • Add more water if the cabbage isn't cooked or other liquids like broth
  • Use fresh ginger when available for extra flavor
  • For quicker meals buy bagged coleslaw shredded cabbage or julienne stir fry package
  • Use cooked rice to package instructions, noodles, or whatever you like to serve this on
  • Any boneless meats worked great with this skillet or seafood


sauteed chicken bites with sesame seeds


Other Additions and Suggestions


  • mushrooms sliced, carrots, peas
  • sprouts
  • water chestnuts
  • onions
  • a whole head of broccoli or cauliflower florets cleaned and washed
  • diced zucchini or eggplant
  • grape tomatoes
  • peanuts, cashews, or sunflower seeds
  • artichoke hearts
  • turn into surf and turf using shellfish of any kind
  • Use hot peppers instead of bell peppers for a little kick
  • bok choy or celery chopped
  • Use any cubed meats or poultry leftover
  • For Vegetarian omit the meats
  • Serve over rice, ramen noodles, angel hair, on top of baked potatoes, in flour tortilla wraps, in pita bread, or fried rice


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a pan of sauteed stir fry


Get Creative



Stir fry is a basic recipe for anything you can add to the pan even sliced brussels sprouts work!


Easy to prepare all you have to do is add whatever you like this sauce is great on everything.


If you think of more please share them in the comments I would love more suggestions.


Use up those leftovers from another meal anything can go in this honey stir fry.


Honey Sesame Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

Honey Sesame Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

Yield: 6
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 20 MinInactive time: 4 MinTotal time: 29 Min
This Honey Sesame Chicken Stir Fry is the perfect way to welcome the first sign of warm weather. Tender chicken, crisp vegetables, and savory honey sesame sauce. It's perfect on a bed of rice, rice noodles, or even quinoa

Ingredients

  • Sauce Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock or water
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Stir Fry Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups broccoli, chopped bite size
  • 2 large chicken breasts, cut into 1” pieces
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • salt & pepper
  • sesame seeds combination of black and plain
  • Optional Vegetables: sugar peas, carrot sliced, peppers, cabbage shredded, baby bok choy, chopped

Instructions

  1. Combine all the sauce ingredients together in a bowl and mix together evenly I sprinkle the sesame seeds in this mixture also just a few of each color.
  2. Wash and chop vegetables into pieces.
  3. Cut and cube the chicken into 1-inch pieces.
  4. Season the chicken with salt, pepper, and 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder.
  5. Heat a deep fry pan or wok, over medium heat adding the oil.
  6. Saute the chicken until juices run clear around 4 minutes on each side making sure no pink remains.
  7. Pour the sauce over this in the pan until it thickens then add the broccoli and any other vegetables and saute to your preference (we are around 5 minutes and on the softer side).
  8. Stir everything together. evenly.
  9. Cook the serving suggestions IE rice as per instructions on the package.
  10. Serve on a bed of rice, rice noodles, or even quinoa

Notes:

Tips:


  • Stir fry the vegetables in a separate pan from the meat or seafood
  • Add more water if the cabbage isn't cooked or other liquids like broth
  • Use fresh ginger when available for extra flavor
  • For quicker meals buy bagged coleslaw shredded cabbage or julienne stir fry package
  • Use cooked rice to package instructions, noodles, or whatever you like to serve this on
  • Any boneless meats worked great with this skillet or seafood

Other Additions and Suggestions


  • mushrooms sliced, carrots, peas
  • sprouts
  • water chestnuts
  • onions
  • a whole head of broccoli or cauliflower florets cleaned and washed
  • diced zucchini or eggplant
  • grape tomatoes
  • peanuts, cashews, or sunflower seeds
  • artichoke hearts
  • turn into surf and turf using shellfish of any kind
  • Use hot peppers instead of bell peppers for a little kick
  • bok choy or celery chopped
  • Use any cubed meats or poultry leftover
  • For Vegetarian omit the meats


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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2010. It was edited and re-published in 2022.

30 comments

  1. This looks really yummy! We haven't done much grilling here yet. Hopefully the sun stays out today...my plans are to grill tonight! Love the smell too :)

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  2. This looks like a perfect way to have some marinated chicken on the grill. These flavors are always a favorite!

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  3. I can virtually smell this sweet teriyaki chicken on the grill here in California.

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  4. Mm, making teriyaki sauce is my fallback when I can't think of what to make for dinner as the ingredients are always there and you can't go wrong with it!

    I love cooking with pineapple too, this dish looks good.

    Hungry Jenny x

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  5. O Yum that looks so good!
    I had better search out some pineapple!

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  6. This looks really good. My wife and I were just talking about trying to find a teriyaki sauce.

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  7. I am going to make this next week - I adore both pineapple and teriyaki - and it looks luscious for a cool spring eve.

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  8. I have never thought to make my own teryaki sauce. Sounds like a perfect pairing with the fresh pineapple.

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  9. I bet this smelled amazing! That sticky sauce looks so good.

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  10. That is a gorgeous chicken, cooked to perfection and with a touch of sesame, I know it's delicious!

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  11. Not only are you a pro with Italian dishes but this just looks to die for!!! Well done you!!

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  12. I love sesame on things as well - and look, from Italian to Asian cuisine - you are so versatile, my dear!

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  13. Pineapple gives it exotic taste, wonderful dish!

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  14. This looks light and delicious! I can't wait to start grilling!

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  15. perfect - just what I want in a teriyaki chicken ... grilling is my kind of cooking during this time of year too

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  16. This looks fantastic. My kind of flavors. I love grilling pineapple and what a wonderful combination of flavors. I've just bookedmaked this recipe. Can't wait to try it.

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  17. Not your usual style, but I like it! Love the use of pineapple and sesame seeds and teriyaki is always yummy!

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  18. I am putting this recipe on my cooking blog! I will send you the link to the finished recipe link.

    I also wrote about the exquisite dishes I am always impressed by on your blog and on Food Buzz.com!

    One of your biggest fans,

    Polly Motzko

    http://www.CookingUpAStorminCA.ning.com

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  19. I am putting this recipe on my cooking blog! I will send you the link to the finished recipe link.

    I also wrote about the exquisite dishes I am always impressed by on your blog and on Food Buzz.com!

    One of your biggest fans,

    Polly Motzko

    http://www.CookingUpAStorminCA.ning.com

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  20. Claudia- this is awesome. So creative and made with love. I love it :-)

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  21. This looks easy enough for my teens to make themselves.


    Nice post .

    :) for U.

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  22. Claudia, this looks wonderful...we grill all through the winter, so this may be on our menu soon!

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  23. mmmmmm! I can smell it! This is a beautiful marinade that I would love to use on my chicken. I can't wait till grilling weather is back again! :)

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  24. Such a classic! Looks healthful and delicious :-)

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  25. So incredibly yummy! The family loved it! Thanks for the great recipe.

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  26. This is perfect for a weeknight meal! Honey Sesame is definitely one of my favorites. So delicious!

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  27. A delicious meal in just 20 minutes, what more you can ask for? This looks absolutely tempting!

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  28. Such a great family meal for any time of the year!

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  29. I have made this recipe repeatedly and it time it puts smile on my face. Such an easy weekday recipe.

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