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15-Minute Sesame Chicken

Ready in 15 minutes, this the perfect busy weeknight dinner.

15 mins
6 ingredients
$3 / person
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15-Minute Sesame Chicken

Credit: Woolworths


Serves = 4

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 500g chicken thigh fillets, cut into rough cubes
  • 500g frozen, mixed vegetables
  • 1 tablespoon reduced salt soy sauce
  • 1x 450g packet cooked brown rice
  • 1 tbs sesame seeds, toasted

It’s this easy

  • Heat oil in a large frying pan or wok over a medium- high heat. Add chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring, until brown on all sides.
  • Add vegetables and cook, stirring until tender.
  • Remove from heat and add soy sauce.
  • Heat rice as per the packet instructions.
  • Place rice in 4 bowls and top with stir fry.
  • Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds


  • Speed up the cooking time by covering the pan with a lid or some foil when the vegetables are cooking.
  • Add some minced garlic when cooking the chicken.
  • You could also try sprinkling on some chilli flakes a drizzle of sesame oil and adding some lime wedges when serving.


Contains: Gluten, Nuts, Sesame, Soy, FODMAPs.
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