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Hot Honey Sesame Rotisserie Chicken Stir Fry

Wondering what to make with rotisserie chicken? You’re in the right place. This rotisserie chicken stir fry combines pulled chicken with green beans, bell peppers, and a hot honey sesame sauce.

You can have it on the table in 30 minutes or less, and every serving has 26 grams of protein with just 295 calories. That leaves plenty of calories to make rice bowls and other meal prep bowls.

honey sesame rotisserie chicken stir fry over rice with toasted sesame seeds, scallions, and hot honey chili crunch

How to Make A Stir Fry with Rotisserie Chicken

This is one of the easiest rotisserie chicken recipes you’ll come across. Other than the homemade hot honey sesame sauce, you’ll only need four ingredients—rotisserie chicken, green beans, bell peppers, and olive oil. I’ll walk you through the recipe and cover ingredient substitutions and recipe tweaks as we go. You’ll also find a printable recipe card at the bottom of the post if you’re in a hurry.

Rotisserie Chicken and Veggies

You’ll need pulled rotisserie chicken, obviously. I used breast meat without any of the chicken skin, but you may need to pull some from the thighs and legs depending on the size of your chicken.

I recommend pulling the chicken apart into pieces that match the size of the bell peppers and green beans for the best eating experience. If you want to use other vegetables and sauce combos, like my sweet and sour chicken or Korean chicken and broccoli for example, you can chop the chicken to match medium-diced veggies.

all the prepared raw ingredients for the stir fry

As you’d expect from a chicken stir fry, this is a very fast cooking recipe. So I recommend having all the ingredients prepared and ready to go before you start cooking.

The process starts by cooking the green beans and bell peppers in the olive oil until tender crisp and slightly blistered in spots. Make sure the oil is hot and the veggies are dry before they hit the pan. This should take about 5 minutes or so.

The veggies will continue to cook as the sauce reduces, so don’t over cook them in the first phase. Otherwise, they’ll turn to mush. Nobody likes that!

stir fried green beans and yellow bell peppers in a nonstick skillet

Homemade Hot Honey Sesame Sauce

I wanted to make a spicy spin on classic honey sesame chicken. So the recipe calls for hot honey, but regular honey works perfectly fine if you’d like a milder dish. For what it’s worth, I’d say this rotisserie chicken stir fry is a 5/10 on the heat scale.

Other than hot honey, you’ll only need soy sauce, rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil, garlic and ginger, and a bit of corn starch (or your choice of thickener).

pulled rotisserie chicken and the honey sesame sauce added to the pan with the stir fried vegetables

If you’re looking for a premade honey sesame sauce replacement, my sauce makes about 1 cup and has 430 calories, 3 grams of protein, 81 grams of carbs, and 10 grams of fat. Most sauces list calories for 2 tablespoons, which would be about 55 calories per serving in my sauce for comparison.

It’s tricky to reduce the carb count in a sauce with honey, but you could switch the flavor profile up with another premade option like the teriyaki sauce in my teriyaki ground turkey stir fry. I also have other low calorie homemade sauces like firecracker and Japanese barbecue sauce that would work great here.

rotisserie chicken stir fry in a nonstick skillet

The sugar in the honey will thicken and begin to caramelize quickly, so be sure to keep an eye on the sauce once it hits the pan with the rotisserie chicken. Once the sauce evenly coats everything, turn off the heat. That’s it, you’re done!

Tips for Serving

Browsing Whole Foods this week, I was surprised to see a new product in Momofuku hot honey chili crunch. It’s much stickier than a typical chili crunch (basically like honey), but it’s really delicious and works great with this stir fry. I also used Whole Foods sesame garlic crunch instead of toasted sesame seeds.

That said, toasted sesame seeds and scallions are really the only garnishes needed.

hot honey chicken stir fry over rice garnished with sesame garlic crunch and Momofuku hot honey chili crunch

Making Low Calorie Rice Bowls

I’m a huge proponent of making healthy rice bowls with what some people affectionately refer to as “half calorie” rice. If that sounds too good to be true, well, it kind of is. It’s a blend of your choice of rice like jasmine or basmati and riced cauliflower.

Yuck, cauliflower. I know. But wait!

With the proper ratios, you’ll never know the cauliflower is there. In my experience, this rice has passed for the real deal with the picky eater in my house.

Take my al pastor turkey and rice bowls and the cilantro lime half calorie rice (pictured below) for example. That recipe calls for a blend of 4 cups of cooked jasmine rice and a 12 oz bag of frozen cauliflower rice. This adds a lot of volume to your rice bowls without all the calories.

jasmine rice and riced cauliflower with cilantro and lime juice

Rice bowls are about as creative as I’ve gotten with this stir fry, but I always love hearing about how readers are enjoying dishes. If you give this rotisserie chicken stir fry a shot, be sure to let me know your thoughts in a recipe review or comment. You can also leave any recipe questions in the comments below if you have them.

And if you’re looking for more ways to use leftover pulled chicken, check out my sweet chili chicken bowls, honey harissa rotisserie chicken or Korean BBQ chicken bowls recipes next.

pulled rotisserie chicken stir fry with green beans, bell peppers, and honey sesame sauce

Hot Honey Sesame Rotisserie Chicken Stir Fry

Yield: 5 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Pulled rotisserie chicken, green beans, and bell peppers in a spicy hot sesame sauce.


  • 2 Tablespoons (32g) Olive Oil
  • 3 cups (12 oz) Green Beans, cut in half
  • 2 Yellow Bell Peppers, cut into strips
  • 1 pound Pulled Rotisserie Chicken, no skin

For the Sauce

  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 Tablespoon (8g) Corn Starch
  • 1/4 cup (84g) Hot Honey
  • 2 Tablespoons (30g) Soy Sauce or Coconut Aminos
  • 2 Tablespoons (30g) Rice Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons (10g) Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced or crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Crushed Ginger


  1. To make the sauce, mix the corn starch and water together before adding the remaining ingredients. Whisk together and set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the green beans and bell peppers. Toss to coat in the oil and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for 4-5 minutes without stirring too often until the green beans are crisp tender and slightly blistering in spots.
  3. Add the pulled chicken and sauce. Stir everything together and cook for another 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens and evenly coats the stir fry.
  4. Serve over rice and garnish with scallions and toasted sesame seeds.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: about 8 oz
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 295Total Fat: 10gCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 3gProtein: 26g

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Linda Schreiber

Thursday 21st of March 2024

Delicious! (Does the nutritional info include the half rice?)

Mason Woodruff

Thursday 21st of March 2024

8 oz of the stir fry only, no rice.

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