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Sesame Chicken Chow Mein

5 from 1 vote
Servings 6


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp Chinese 5 spice powder
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 5 skinless boneless chicken breasts (cut into strips)
  • vegetable oil to fry
  • 3 tbsp teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 3 carrots
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 green onions diced
  • 2 green peppers julienne-thin long strips
  • 2 red peppers julienne
  • 1 bag sugar snap peas
  • 600 g Chinese rice noodles
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • To make sesame chicken, combine flour, 1/4 cup sesame seeds, black pepper, Chinese 5-spice powder, and crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Coat chicken strips in flour mixture and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and brown both sides of chicken strips in skillet (about 5 minutes).
  • Repeat until all of the chicken is cooked. Place all of the chicken in a large pot and turn to low heat.
  • Mix in teriyaki sauce, 1/4 cup sesame seeds, and honey and stir until sauce thickens and coats the chicken.
  • To make the chow mein, cook the Chinese rice noodles in a pot of boiling water, rinse under cold running water, and drain again. (Drizzle with sesame oil to prevent the noodles from sticking).
  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil and stir fry onion, garlic, and peppers until soft.
  • Add the carrots and sugar snap peas and stir fry until slightly soft.
  • Add the rice noodles and chicken mixture into sautepan and mix thoroughly. Add the soy sauce, salt, sesame oil, and black pepper .
  • Stir fry for 2-3 more minutes, then serve!
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