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Sesame Chicken with Rice

Ready in 15 minutes, this is the perfect dinner for a busy weeknight

15 mins
8 ingredients
$2.25 / person
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Sesame Chicken with Rice


Serves = 4

  • 1 tbsn extra virgin olive oil
  • 500g chicken thigh fillets, visible skin and fat removed, cut into rough cubes
  • 500g frozen, mixed vegetables
  • 1 tbsn reduced salt soy sauce
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsn sesame seeds
  • 2 sprigs spring onion, roughly chopped
  • 1x 450g packet microwave brown rice

It’s this easy

  • Heat olive oil in a large frying pan or wok over a medium to high heat
  • Add the chicken and cook for about 5 minutes or until it is browned on all sides, turning the chicken regularly for an even cook
  • Add the vegetables and cook for another 5 minutes or until vegetables are cooked through, stirring regularly
  • While the vegetables are cooking, heat the rice in the microwave as per the packet instructions and serve out into 4 bowls
  • Add the soy sauce, honey and sesame seeds to the frying pan and stir through the chicken and vegetables, then serve out on top of the rice
  • Place the frying pan back on the heat and add the spring onions to cook for about 1 minute or until crispy, add these to the bowls before serving


  • Can also be made with beef or tofu
  • Add any stir fry vegetables you like to this dish


Nutrition information (per serve):

  • Energy (2019kJ)
  • Protein (30.4g)
  • Total fat (16.2g)
  • Saturated fat (4.1g)
  • Carbohydrate (50.7g); Starch (43.8g), Sugars (6.9g), Added sugars (0g), Free sugars (3.0g)
  • Dietary fibre (5.6g)
  • Sodium (308mg)
  • Calcium (50mg)
  • Iron (2.5mg)


Contains: Gluten, Sesame, Soy, FODMAPs.
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