Thursday, August 30, 2012

Honey, Soy & Sesame Stir Fry

Stir fry night is one of my favorites for many reasons.  First because I adore soy sauce.  Add in sesame oil, honey, and spicy Sriracha and I am in heaven! Did I mention that this dish takes only about 20 minutes to put together?  Stir fry, for the win!

Let’s face it: summer is winding down.  We are literally cramming every little thing into every day (and this month!)  So quick dinners are where we turn.  And this stir fry is it!  The chicken sausage (with which I am so obsessed) is a great addition of protein too.  It browns quickly and adds so much flavor to meals like this.  It’s quickly become a staple in my kitchen.

Something else that has become a fast kitchen staple is my Verizon Wireless Xyboard.  Outside of the kitchen I have had my nose in the Kindle app nearly non-stop.  But in the kitchen, I have put the Evernote app to work.  It has been a lifesaver…ever since I dropped my laptop on my concrete floors (ouch!), I have been without an electronic tool to use in the kitchen.  That is, until the Xyboard came along.  It’s so easy to make recipe notes and edits as I go, and streaming music while cooking never hurts!

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Honey, Sesame & Soy Stir Fry Recipe

Yield: 2 Servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Quick weeknight stir fry recipe with fresh veggies, chicken sausage and a simple sauce with honey, sesame oil, soy seeds and spicy Sriracha.


for the stir fry:
1 chicken sausage link, sliced
2 tsp. olive oil
1 shallot, sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
2 green onions, sliced + more for garnish
1/2 cup yellow pepper, diced
2 celery stalks, sliced
2 carrots, sliced
1 cup broccoli florets, sliced
1/2 cup baby bella mushrooms, diced
Panko breadcrumbs, for garnish, optional

for the sauce:
1 Tbs. soy sauce
1 Tbs. honey
2 tsp. sesame oil
1/2 tsp. Sriracha, optional
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. black pepper


Preheat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the slices of chicken sausage and cook for about 4 minutes on each side, until browned. Remove from the pan and set aside.

While the chicken sausage cooks, combine the sauce ingredients and stir well. Set aside.

In the same pan used to cook the sausage, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the shallot, garlic and green onions. Cook until they begin to soften, about 4 minutes. Add the yellow pepper, celery, carrots, broccoli and mushrooms and stir to combine. Cook for another 5-6 minutes until the veggies are crisp-tender and the mushrooms are soft. Increase the heat to high and stir in the sauce. The sauce will thicken as it cooks, about 3 minutes.

Garnish with additional green onion and panko, if desired.

Cassie's Notes:
Obviously, omit the chicken sausage to make this vegetarian.

Use any kind of vegetables that you have on hand. Snap peas, edamame, asparagus and/or green beans would be great additions to this stir-fry.

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32 Responses to “Honey, Soy & Sesame Stir Fry”

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    Carrie @ bakeaholic mama — August 30, 2012 @ 6:12 am

    This looks So good! This time of year with school back in session my husband’s long hours I have little time to make dinner. Stir fry is always my go to for a healthy quick fix!

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    Rachel Cooks — August 30, 2012 @ 6:17 am

    Yum! I have chicken sausage in the fridge. Love a quick stir fry!

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    Blog is the New BLack — August 30, 2012 @ 6:43 am

    Looks terrific!

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — August 30, 2012 @ 7:08 am

    My laptop bit it and now I don’t have it handy in the kitchen! Hmmmm I need to check into this Xyboard. But in the meantime… I love me some stir fry! This sounds awesome Cassie!

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    Mackenzie {SusieFreakingHomemaker} — August 30, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    I absolutely love stir-fry! I’m with you girl… soy sauce, sriracha, I’m SOLD.

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    Aggie — August 30, 2012 @ 8:46 am

    Oh I love stir fry so much. This sauce sounds extra good!! Honey, soy & sriracha – YES!!

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    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — August 30, 2012 @ 8:49 am

    Cassie, this looks so tasty! What kind of chicken sausage do you use? I’m always looking for a great brand. 🙂

    • Cassie replied: — August 30th, 2012 @ 8:54 am

      Hey Tara, thanks so much! I use either Al Fresco All Natural or Trader Joe’s brand. Both are amazing and my #1 flavor is spicy jalapeno, but really all of them are good and they come in so many different varieties! Al Fresco’s sweet apple chicken sausage is so, so good!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — August 30, 2012 @ 9:32 am

    don’t need to pull my leg twice to convince me to use up my last hcicken sausage THIS way! MMM and sriracha… i love it 🙂 No stir fry is complete without it 🙂

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    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — August 30, 2012 @ 10:18 am

    Stir fry night is one of my favorites too. This looks terrific and full of great flavor!

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    Julia {The Roasted Root} — August 30, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    YUM! I could eat stir fry every single day! The chicken sausage looks great in there and all the fresh veggies look fantastic!

  11. #
    Angie — August 30, 2012 @ 11:45 am

    This looks amazing, a perfect weeknight meal!

  12. #
    Carla's Confections — August 30, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

    Oh I am loving this idea! I am definitely going to be making this one soon! 🙂

  13. #
    Jackie @ The Beeroness — August 30, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

    Sriracha, chicken sausage and only 20 minutes? I totally heart you for this.

  14. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — August 30, 2012 @ 3:05 pm

    I love a good stir fry, what great flavors!

  15. #
    Cathy @ Noble Pig — August 30, 2012 @ 3:18 pm

    What a fantastic meal…wow. I love stir fry especially with sriracha!

  16. #
    Suzi — August 30, 2012 @ 5:14 pm

    This looks really fantastic and I love the Sriracha in the sauce. Perfect stir-fry.

  17. #
    Delishhh — August 30, 2012 @ 5:34 pm

    Love stir fry and i always make that as my back up, just throw in there what is in my fridge 🙂

  18. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — August 30, 2012 @ 6:21 pm

    I love quick and easy stir fries such as this and ones that have a lot of flavor too! the sriracha in the sauce is always a great bonus 🙂

  19. #
    Shaina — August 30, 2012 @ 7:26 pm

    This is my version of comfort food. I adore sriracha.

  20. #
    Baking Serendipity — August 30, 2012 @ 7:44 pm

    I love Evernote! And stir-fry dinners. They come together so quick and easy 🙂 I haven’t tried sriracha yet…plain old soy sauce is my fave.

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — August 30, 2012 @ 8:05 pm

    I love stir-fry too. The possibilities are endless! This looks fantastic! And bring on the sriracha!

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — August 30, 2012 @ 11:46 pm

    This looks amazing! I love a good stir fry.

  23. #
    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — August 31, 2012 @ 7:12 am

    I think I could eat this one a day and never get tired of it!

  24. #
    Jen @ Savory Simple — August 31, 2012 @ 7:48 am

    Sriracha wins my heart in any recipe! Love this, Cassie!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — August 31, 2012 @ 3:37 pm

    Stir-frys are my absolute favorite! I love the combination of veggies you used in this. Now that Jason has left the nest, I totally can make this 🙂

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    Tara @ Unsophisticook — September 1, 2012 @ 4:08 pm

    Stir fries are my favorite go-to meal for busy nights. Can’t wait to try this!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — September 3, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

    What I don’t get about stir frys is how they’re supposed to be so quick but it always takes me over an hour. I guess I need practice! And whoa, didn’t know that chicken sausage was a thing.

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    Shaun — June 19, 2013 @ 4:04 pm

    Substitute chicken sausage (which is full of Genetically modified ingredients and other disgusting things you wouldn’t want to know about) for real chicken breast which is lean and full of protein, leave out breadcrumbs which are full of white flour and gluten (two things you should avoid as much as possible), and add a side of brown rice….then it will start to become a REAL stir fry.

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    Tal — October 6, 2016 @ 8:46 am

    This sounds nice but the cooking times for the vegetables aren’t right – you only need about 2 1/2 minutes of cooking time on a high temperature. Otherwise you’ll end up with soggy, overcooked veg…


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