Sesame chicken stir-fry

  • 20 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Sesame chicken stir-fry
  • 350 gram bean thread vermicelli
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 2 (400g) chicken breast fillets, thinly sliced
  • 1 (150g) brown onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 300 gram broccolini, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot chilli sauce
  • 2 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 fresh long red chilli, finely chopped
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup (80g) bean sprouts


Sesame chicken stir-fry
  • 1
    Place vermicelli in a medium heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Stand until just tender, drain.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, heat half the oil in wok and in batches, stir-fry chicken until browned. Remove from wok.
  • 3
    Heat remaining oil in wok and stir-fry brown onion, garlic and broccolini until onion softens.
  • 4
    Return chicken to wok with vermicelli, combined sauces, sesame seeds and half the chilli, half the green onion and half the sprouts. Stir-fry just until hot.
  • 5
    Serve stir-fry topped with remaining chilli, green onion and sprouts.


Bean thread vermicelli is called win sen in Thailand and fun si in China. While it resembles rice vermicelli in appearance, it is tougher and can be quite hard. Soak the vermicelli only long enough to soften otherwise it will become stodgy or start to fragment. This is also a good vermicelli to deep-fry to make puffed parcels.

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