Simply delicious. Even my picky kids approved! I used black sesame seeds and it works out well. I think the white sesame seeds would offer a better color contrast in the dish. Frankly, I don't think the water chestnuts would be missed. Take care not to over cook, the veggies will be mushy and the chicken tough. Another great recipe from "The Big Book of Chicken" by Maryana Vollstedt. Great with my recipe for Thai Cucumber Salad recipe#415110 UPDATE: 5/11 I have made this several time since I first posted. Feel free to add mushrooms, pea pods, green beans, matchstick carrots or any of your favorite Asian friendly veggies.