Spicy Sesame Chicken Stir Fry
Diced chicken breast and broccoli with hokkien noodles and Asian sauce garnished with fresh chives.
This recipe for Spicy Sesame Chicken & Noodle Stir Fry is a delightful fusion of flavors and textures, perfect for a quick and satisfying meal. The dish centers around tender chicken breasts, diced into bite-sized pieces for easy biting. They are cooked to perfection in a skillet or wok, then joined by vibrant, crisp-tender broccoli. The real magic lies in the sauce, a mouth-watering blend of soy sauce, sesame oil, light brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, Sambal Oelek chili paste, and minced ginger. This mixture imparts a balance of sweet, salty, and spicy flavors, beautifully complementing the chicken and broccoli. Hokkien stir-fry noodles are then added to the mix, absorbing the aromatic sauce and adding a satisfying chewiness to the dish. Once everything is perfectly combined and heated through, the stir fry is topped with freshly chopped chives for a burst of color and a subtle oniony crunch. This recipe is versatile and adaptable, allowing for substitutions based on personal preferences or available ingredients. The key is to have everything prepped beforehand, as the cooking process is swift and demands attention. The resulting dish is not only a feast for the taste buds but also a visually appealing meal that can be enjoyed any night of the week.
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 (7.1 oz) pouch of Hokkien stir-fry noodles
- 1 cup broccoli, chopped
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Sambal Oelek chili paste
- 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
- 1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped
- In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, sesame oil, light brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, Sambal Oelek chili paste, and minced ginger until well combined. Set aside.
- Dice the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces.
- If not already chopped, prepare your broccoli and chives accordingly.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of cooking oil over medium heat in a large skillet or wok. Add the diced chicken and sauté for approximately 10 minutes or until no longer pink.
- Add the chopped broccoli to the skillet with the chicken. Continue cooking for an additional 2-3 minutes or until the broccoli is tender but still vibrant in color.
- Pour the prepared sauce over the chicken and broccoli mixture. Allow it to simmer for an additional 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally to coat the ingredients evenly.
- Stir in the Hokkien noodles, ensuring they are well incorporated into the stir-fry. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until the noodles are heated through.
Garnish & Serve:
- Remove the skillet from heat. Serve the stir-fry in individual bowls or on a large serving platter, garnishing each portion with a sprinkling of fresh chives. Enjoy your spicy and savory sesame chicken & noodle stir-fry!
- Feel free to substitute the protein or veggies with your preferences or whatever you have on hand.
- Adjust the level of spiciness by increasing or decreasing the amount of Sambal Oelek chili paste.
- Ensure all your ingredients are prepared before starting to cook as this dish comes together quickly!
Stir together the soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, chili garlic sauce, and ginger in a small bowl.
Dice the chicken breasts, chop the broccoli, and slice the green onion.
Add the chicken with 1 tablespoon cooking oil over medium heat in a skillet and cook about 10 minutes until the chicken is no longer pink.
Add the broccoli and a cook a couple more minutes until the broccoli is tender.
Stir in the sauce mix to simmer a couple minutes.
Stir in the hokkien noodles and cook another couple minutes and remove from heat.