Barley and Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry

Recipe by Engrossed
READY IN: 20mins




  • First make the sauce:.
  • In a bowl, combine the sherry, soy sauce, vinegar, mustard, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, molasses and red pepper flakes.
  • Slice the chicken into thin strips along the grain and place them in a small bowl. Add 3 tablespoons of the sauce and toss the chicken to coat. Set aside.
  • Cut the broccoli florets from the stalks. Reserve the stalks for another purpose. Cut the florets into small pieces about 1 1/2 inches across the top.
  • Heat a large wok or skillet over high heat. Add the peanut oil and swirl to coat the surface. Add the broccoli and stir-fry for 30 seconds.
  • Stir in the chicken, water chestnuts, cooked barley, and remaining sauce. Cook uncovered, stirring frequently, until the chicken is cooked 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Stir in sesame seeds and scallion greens. Add more soy sauce, if needed.
  • Chenin Blanc is the recommended wine to drink with this dish.
  • Option:.
  • Vegetarian Brown Rice and Tofu Stir-Fry:.
  • Instead of chicken, use 1 pound Asian-style baked tofu, cut into cubes.
  • Cook for only 1 minute before adding the sesame seeds.