Sticky chicken stir-fry with sesame seeds

Sticky chicken stir-fry with sesame seeds

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2
Noodles make a versatile easy meal. Why not add your favourite veg to this to boost the 5-a-day content, or add a chilli or two to give it a kick

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal792
  • fat17g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs114g
  • sugars28g
  • fibre9g
  • protein53g
  • salt2.1g
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  • 2 blocks dried egg noodle from a 375g pack
  • 1 tsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 2 chicken breast, sliced into strips
  • 3 large carrot, cut into matchsticks



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 2 tbsp clear honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • juice 2 limes



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 3 tbsp sesame seed, toasted
  • small bunch coriander, roughly chopped


  1. Cook the noodles according to pack instructions, then drain. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large wok, add the chicken, then stir-fry over a high heat for a few mins. Tip in the carrot sticks, then continue stir-frying for about 4 mins until the chicken is cooked and starting to brown.

  2. Quickly stir in the honey and lime juice, bubble for 30 secs, then add the sesame seeds and cooked noodles. (It’s easier to use tongs at this stage to mix everything together.) Warm everything through briefly, then toss in the coriander just before serving.

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Comments (20)

Martinito's picture

Made this recipe twice this week. Very delicious and gone down well in the house. I did however change the recipe up a little which i think it needed. I added red pepper, spring onions, ginger and soy sauce. I also only used one lime which i think is enough and works better than lemons. Will definitely be making again and may toss in some pine nuts next time.

janeysmith's picture

Quite bland. I wasn't overly impressed with this dish. I did add some brocolli but it still wasn't great.

albertine's picture

took on board all these suggestions and here's what I did:

used turkey instead of chicken, rolled it in 1tsp of five spice powder before frying, added crushed garlic. Used carrots, mushrooms and broccoli, also added a bit of sherry and bubbled it fast to help the veg steam, then later the lime, honey and sesame seeds as above. Random quantities of all of the above since I was feeding 4 and a baby. But everyone liked it and we didn't need to add any soy sauce.

thecherub's picture

I used 1 carrot and 1 lime a well as beansprouts as suggested by other Good Fooders. Fresh egg noodles also mixed in nicely. I ended up adding a fair amount of soy sauce as I didnt think it was that flavoursome. OH liked it more than me so will probably make again.

spammeister1's picture

Mostly easy to make, the hardest part was trying to slice 3 carrots into took forever! Nice basic flavours with the lime and honey, but did seem to have "something" missing. May be that all it needed was a bit of soy. I make lots of stir fries anyway so I will probably do this again, but I'll do less carrot and add some other veg like sweetcorn or pak choi, add some soy and maybe a bit or rice vinegar and probably do a little extra lime and honey to make them a bit more obvious.

jilly27's picture

I made this and took into account some of the previous comments. Egg noodles worked well and I added a heaped teaspoon of ready chilli from a jar. A quick, easy,tasty recipe.

emmalooroo's picture

easy and yummy! i love the lime in it and will be making again soon.

SmileyBecks's picture

Great as a quick tea for the middle of the week, had finished eating only 30 minutes after starting to cook it! I added green beans and only used 1 carrot, may try adding a little chilli next time.

marambert's picture

No taste, by the time I added enough ingredients to make it taste ,it was nothing like the recipe.

yogidc26's picture

Very nice and quick would make it again

cowanv's picture

I used 2 packets of ready prepared fresh noodles (from M&S) with 4 chicken breasts etc and everyone loved it. A really lovely Saturday evening easy meal. Will definately do this again.

smclaren's picture

Quick and tasty and easy to make, only used two carrots and will only use one lime next time, added beansprouts and spring onions and a few dashes of soy sauce, think will try some pak choi next time as I feel it needs something green

kerriblack1's picture

Really enjoyed this and so easy to make - I made the following changes :
Marinaded the chicken in chinese 5 spice before cooking for about half an hour.
Added red, yellow and green peppers to the carrots.
Added 1 fresh red chillli and 1 tbl spoon of worcestershire sauce to give a bit of a kick.
Garnished with spring onion rather than corriander.
Made this for a few friends who all really enjoyed it and were amazed at the low fat content.

nicolawatt2000's picture

i didn't like this meal at all

sparks's picture

I thought the taste was a little bland and I also added some soy sauce.

mother_ship's picture

I added garlic, fresh ginger, a yellow pepper and some beansprouts to make sure we got out 5-a-day and we all found it very tasty, including the kids.
But forgot the coriander, even though I had it in the fridge!

louise81's picture

I add some green peppers and cashew nuts to this recipe. However the taste was not that good. it was too mild and we had to add soy sauce.

tobyofwylam's picture

Used egg noodles an no problems with this. Next time I do this I will use only 1 lime and 1 large carrot and add small broccoli florets or fresh green beans to add interest.

Frantic Flapjack's picture

This dish was really tasty and quick. Will definitely make again.
Sue - I don't use rice noodles any more for this type of dish. I have the same problem. They don't seem to want to mix and you just end up with a glutinous mass.

sspink's picture

Tasty, but the noodles were difficult to integrate. I ended up with clumps of noodles. Maybe because I had to use rice noodles, (gluten free).

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