Quick Meal: Toasted Sesame Stir Fry made with chicken and a coconut sauce


Toasted Sesame Stir Fry

I love stir fries! They can have endless variety by using different kinds of veggies and seasonings and they’re quick to throw together.  This is another good company meal, when I serve this to guests they often comment about how they forgot how good vegetables taste and that they should try cooking them more often :) Garlic and spice can be increased or decreased depending on taste preference.

Toasted Sesame Chicken Stir Fry

Serves 4-6

½ cup sesame seeds (optional)

Sesame oil
2 pounds boneless chicken thighs
½ pound green beans
1 bunch green onions
1 large or 3 baby bok choy
1 cup chicken stock
¼ cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon beef gelatin (optional) (buy here)
¼ teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon sea salt
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 lemon, juiced

Using a very sharp knife, slice raw chicken into bite sized strips and toss with 1 clove crushed garlic.
Heat a large skillet over nearly high heat. Pour sesame seeds in and, stirring continuously, toast sesame seeds for 2-3 minutes or until golden and fragrant. Set aside.

In a small saucepan, simmer chicken stock, coconut oil, salt, gelatin, and 1 clove of garlic over medium heat until reduced.

Add ½ teaspoon sesame oil to the hot skillet that the sesame seeds were toasted in, turn heat down to medium-high. Add ¼ of the chicken and cook, 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned on the outside. Remove and cook the remaining batches of chicken.

Add more oil if necessary to the pan, and sauté the veggies in 2 batches until bright green. Combine with the remaining ingredients in a big bowl, toss, and top with toasted sesame seeds.

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About Cara

Cara is the main author here at Health Home and Happiness. She loves the health and energy that eating well and playing well provides and has a goal to share what she's learned with as many families interested in making healthy changes as possible.

She helps other families achieve health in simple steps with the GAPS Starter Package, The Empowered Mother Pregnancy Resource, and helps them stock their freezer for busy days with Grain-Free Freezer Cooking Guide.


  1. love it! I was JUST thinking about making more stir frys! I gave my hubby a cook book all about stir frying yesterday and had him mark all the ones he wants me to try and make GAPS legal…we heart stir fry!
    Thanks for this recipe!

  2. I love stir-fry too. We had one of sorts last night with just chicken, mushrooms and zucchini. Yours looks delicious.

  3. MidLifeMom says:

    I notice the recipe calls for 1/4 cup coconut milk, but the instructions say coconut oil. Could you clarify?

  4. I’m in the middle of making this now, and I don’t know what to do with the sauce that I’ve simmered (coconut milk, salt, garlic, chicken stock). Do I add it to the veggies? Chicken? Thanks for the recipe!


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