This easy recipe is loaded with fresh veggies and the most delicious sauce made with honey, soy sauce, and toasted sesame oil! This healthy recipe takes 30 minutes to make and will wow your family with it’s amazing flavor!
3cupschopped mixed vegetables(such as asparagus, broccoli, carrots, snap peas, mushrooms)
18 ozcan water chestnuts(drained, chopped)
4cupscooked white rice(or brown rice, quinoa, noodles or cauliflower rice)
2tsptoasted sesame oil
4tbsprice wine vinegar
½tspfresh ground pepper
For the sauce: In a medium saucepan, heat the garlic and peanut oil. Add the soy sauce, water, honey brown sugar, cinnamon, toasted sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, ginger and pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes. Combine the cornstarch and dissolve in ¼ cup water to make a slurry. Add to the sauce and simmer 1 minute.
In a large skillet on medium-high heat, add ½ tbsp. olive oil. Add chicken and a dash of soy sauce. Cook 6 minutes until golden brown and cooked through. Remove and set aside.
Add ½ tbsp olive oil, bell pepper and vegetables. Cook 4 minutes until soft. Add chestnuts and chicken.
Pour sauce over all and toss. Simmer 1 minute. Stir in ½ of the spring onions. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Serve over rice. Garnish with remaining spring onions.
Pro-Tip: Cut your vegetables into similar sized pieces so that they’ll cook evenly. You can also use a low sodium soy sauce to help control the salt content.