~Tien’s Kitchen~ Sesame Chicken Rice 

A super blur me over bought the amount of chicken breast meat meant for cooking soup stock for the girls. So I ended up with some extra once again (I got to learn how to buy my groceries properly). I figured I could do some chicken karaage with the seasoning pack I bought a while back. But honestly, the idea of having oil splattering all over the kitchen never appeals to me at all. So, I decided to anyhow stir fry ✌🏻

End result? Very surprisingly, well received by girls! It actually tasted a bit like teriyaki chicken without too much of the sugar. The sweetness probably was the result of the Mirin. Oh, it wasn’t supposed to be sesame chicken too! I happened to have some sesame seeds in the fridge and so, I just added a generous dash of it! 

So for those interested in trying, here’s the recipe, although I don’t exactly want to term it that way as all the seasonings were added based on gut feel and my taste bud. 

(Sesame) Stir Fried Chicken cubes 

-serves 2 kids-


One piece of chicken breast, diced into 2 cm cubes. 

1 tbsp of corn starch (it makes chicken breast meat tender) 

1 tsp sesame oil

A pinch of salt

A clove of garlic

A slice of ginger

A tablespoon of oil (I use olive oil)

A tbsp of Mirin (Japanese sweet wine) 

A tsp of soy sauce (I used Japanese soy sauce too)

A tbsp of sesame seeds

Option : another dash of sesame oil 


1/ Marinate the diced chicken with the corn starch, salt, and sesame oil (plus a little bit of pepper) for about 5-10 mins

2/ heat the oil in a frying pan and add garlic and ginger and stir fry till fragrant

3/  add the chicken and stir fry till almost fully cooked. 

4/ add Mirin and soy sauce and stir fry until the sauce almost fully evaporated

5/ add the dash of sesame oil and sesame seeds. Stir quick and serve! 

I served the chicken with some poached broccoli. With some leftover chicken stock, I decided to do a healthier version of chicken rice as the carbo for the meal. 
Nothing fanciful but still healthy enough to fill the girls’ tummies after a long day in school.


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