Sesame Chicken Chili Stir Fry & {Win} With Food Lover’s Market


I love stir fry’s. All those beautiful, colorful and fresh ingredients and as a busy, working mom, it’s super quick and easy too. I’m all about convenience and this is one of the main reason’s I’ve enjoyed my shopping experience at Food Lover’s Market – Nicolway, this past week. 

Food Lovers Market Nicolway

Not only do I find their stores visually appealing but I love the easy layout and I’ve been blown away by the quality of their food and that they cater for everybody with their fresh fruits and veg, bakery, butchery (where I got the most divine pork chops EVER) fish market, even a health food section too. Not to mention their really well priced nuts and cheeses!

Food Lovers Market Nuts

So on Tuesday evening, I made our favorite. It’s a recipe I sort of made up myself after one of my favorite noodle dishes, but now being a banter, I no longer eat noodles so I substitute the noodles with zoodles. My husband and I love my Sesame Chicken Stir Fry with Red Chili.

Sesame Chicken Chili Stir Fry

And here’s how you can make it:Sesame Chicken Chili stir fry


Sesame Chicken Chili Stir Fry
Serves 4
A healthy, crunchy spicy stir fry.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
189 calories
16 g
18 g
10 g
11 g
2 g
203 g
187 g
4 g
0 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 189
Calories from Fat 82
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 18mg
Sodium 187mg
Total Carbohydrates 16g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 4g
Protein 11g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 4x Skinless Chicken Breasts
  2. 1 table spoon of olive oil
  3. unsweetened soy sauce
  4. half a cup sesame seeds
  5. 2 tea spoons of red chili paste
  6. 1 green pepper
  7. 1 red pepper
  8. 1 yellow pepper
  9. 2 onions
  10. 2 punnets of baby marrows or a packet of zoodles
  11. Salt & Pepper to taste
  1. Slice the chicken breasts into strips & soak for half an hour in soy sauce (generously covered)
  2. Heat the olive oil in a wok or similar
  3. Once hot, flash fry the chicken till almost done
  4. Add in the red chili paste & sesame seeds
  5. Keep stirring
  6. Salt & pepper to taste
  7. Add in the onions & peppers
  8. Keep stirring
  9. Spiralize your baby marrows or if you're using ready done zoodles
  10. Toss in marrows about 2 minutes before the end of the cooking process
  11. Stir fry until just crunchy but still colorful and not overdone.
  1. You can also throw in some cashew nuts but this will make the meal low carb and not banting.
  2. You can also use less or more red chili paste, depending on how hot & spicy you want it.
The Blessed Barrenness

Would you like to to win a R500 shopping voucher from Food Lover’s Market to try out this recipe? Simply follow the Rafflecopter entry points below. 

Not sure how to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway, see here: How To Enter A Rafflecopter Competition

a Rafflecopter giveaway

T’s & C’s

  • The voucher cannot be traded for cash
  • Open to South African residents only
  • The competition will run for one month & across two blog posts


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  • Reply Ginna

    Would love to try their pork chops 🙂

    August 18, 2016 at 11:03 am
  • Reply MissM

    Nice recipe, sounds tasty and easy to make for a quick after gym meal 🙂

    August 18, 2016 at 11:10 am
  • Reply Caryn Step

    What an awesome prize, especially seeing as things are getting so expensive now days

    August 18, 2016 at 11:11 am
  • Reply Olerato

    This is actually getting me very excited. Especially the calories part but also just how simple and easy the recipe is. Love it and will definitely be trying it out…xoxo

    August 18, 2016 at 11:12 am
  • Reply Sula

    Looks really yummy

    August 18, 2016 at 11:12 am
  • Reply Robynne

    Yummmm this looks delicious. Been drooling over the pic you put up of your supper last night – LOVE me some fatty pork chops 🙂 Holding thumbs!

    August 18, 2016 at 11:19 am
  • Reply Janel Sunderlall

    I cant wait to try this recipie out so I look forward to trying out the chicken breasts and olive oil

    August 18, 2016 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Lynn Botha

    Would love to visit the butchery section.. i’ve only heard great things about their meat.. especially their lamb chops.. ooh and their selection of nuts #foodloversfresh

    August 18, 2016 at 11:38 am
    • Reply Sharon

      Well done Lynn! You are the only one who has entered correctly so far!

      August 18, 2016 at 11:43 am
  • Reply spiritedmama1

    Love Food Lovers Market!!!!

    August 18, 2016 at 11:39 am
  • Reply JulieB

    Love Food Lovers — it’s also of of our favourite breakfast spots here in Toti.

    August 18, 2016 at 12:09 pm
  • Reply Megan Hartwig

    Everything looks AMAZING from them!!!! But I am really excited about their, well priced nuts and cheeses….YUMMY 😉

    August 18, 2016 at 12:11 pm
    • Reply Megan Hartwig

      I forgot to add the hashtag #foodloversfresh 🙁 But Everything looks AMAZING from them!!!! But I am really excited about their, well priced nuts and cheeses….YUMMY #foodloversfresh

      August 18, 2016 at 12:19 pm
  • Reply Sam

    I am dead keen to buy their cheese which we go through in our house by the TON! Also those pork chops you posted looked amazing!

    August 18, 2016 at 12:54 pm
  • Reply Sam

    Shit let me try that again! Their cheese and the pork chops you posted last night! #foodloversfresh

    August 18, 2016 at 12:55 pm
  • Reply Choffel (@Choffel)


    August 18, 2016 at 2:20 pm
  • Reply Adele

    I just love the meat at Foodlovers, such great quality and always looks so fresh!! I think I would probably like to get some fresh chicken, or a piece of rump! #foodloversfresh

    August 18, 2016 at 2:37 pm
  • Reply marina1605

    Great prize! Looking forward to trying Food Lovers Market’s wide selection of cheese and best quality fresh fruit. #foodloversfresh

    August 18, 2016 at 3:19 pm
  • Reply Jackie Katzen

    Apparently Food Lovers has an amazing selection of cheeses…. and they also stock
    SRIRACHA SAUCE, would love to try this product

    August 18, 2016 at 3:38 pm
  • Reply Susann (@susanndeysel)

    Fresh fruits … when the grapes, watermelons, cherries & strawebrries are in I live there! But, if I don’t want to cook their fresh sushi 🙂 #foodloversfresh

    August 18, 2016 at 3:47 pm
  • Reply chastin dreyer

    Sounds so yum will have to try this

    August 18, 2016 at 4:33 pm
  • Reply chastin dreyer

    Most looking forward to trying their breads and cheeses

    August 18, 2016 at 4:34 pm
  • Reply jadie jones

    Oh yum this recipe sounds delish! I would use the voucher to buy the ingredients and give it a whirl. Ooo and nuts and dried fruit .. My weakness

    August 18, 2016 at 7:04 pm
  • Reply Nicole

    I loved the recipe you posted. Would love to try substituting green marrows for noodles. Also, like all the peppers you used. I love Food lover’s Market in Nicolway – always looks beautiful.

    August 18, 2016 at 7:41 pm
  • Reply ann f

    Your prawn and caulirice meal made my mouth water!

    August 18, 2016 at 7:47 pm
  • Reply lauren

    This is my favorite place in the entire world….I absolutely would make the most of this and it would SERIOUSLY help my healthy lifestyle…….holding thumbs and toes xxxxx

    August 18, 2016 at 7:48 pm
  • Reply Sara Nkoenyane

    Would love love LOVE to try the prawns that you recently prepared, never been adventurous with my food, but I’m starting to expiriment with things and I cannot wait to try out your recipes 🙂

    Holding thumbs x

    August 18, 2016 at 7:50 pm
  • Reply Janet

    #foodloversfresh I would love to try their fabulous assortment of nuts and seeds….. yum yum yum 🙂

    August 18, 2016 at 8:26 pm
  • Reply Carolyn Augustus

    I would love to get my hands on some fresh Norwegian Salmon to make my very own sushi

    August 18, 2016 at 9:19 pm
    • Reply Carolyn Augustus

      Forgot the hashtag so here it goes #foodloversfresh

      August 18, 2016 at 9:20 pm
  • Reply Lisa Singer

    Their sushi looks yummy so I’ll definitely try them… 🙂

    August 18, 2016 at 9:33 pm
  • Reply yolande murphy

    I love Food Lovers – I always enjoy trying their selection of fruits, veggies and meats.

    August 18, 2016 at 10:11 pm
  • Reply Bianca Balutto

    Would love to try their seafood I see that they have a wide variety and I seen the prawns you made its looks so delish #foodloversfresh

    August 19, 2016 at 12:32 am
  • Reply Tamra Sykes

    Flip, that looks amazing! Definitely trying this recipe!!

    August 19, 2016 at 9:11 am
  • Reply Tamra Sykes

    I would definitely stock up on some fresh fish! #foodloversfresh

    August 19, 2016 at 9:18 am
  • Reply cath

    Ah! how divine man! I’m quite keen to try this recipe out on my picky eater family Hah!

    August 19, 2016 at 12:09 pm
  • Reply Tasneem Mia

    Fruit! Fruit! and… I’ve heard the nuts from there are really good, and decently priced #foodloversfresh

    August 19, 2016 at 12:24 pm
  • Reply Saajida

    I absolutely love FLM! Would love to win the voucher too 🙂

    August 19, 2016 at 1:48 pm
  • Reply Stephanie

    Would love to try out there nuts and i see they stock chicken mince which i defentily want to try #foodloversfresh

    August 19, 2016 at 3:13 pm
  • Reply Cassey Toi

    Most keen to try out the selection of health food goodies. #foodloversfresh

    August 19, 2016 at 5:47 pm
  • Reply ailsaloudon

    I want to try the nuts section. I LOVE nuts!!

    August 19, 2016 at 8:58 pm
  • Reply rehana seedat

    Would love to try Food Lovers Market’s wide selection of cheese and best quality fresh fruit.

    August 19, 2016 at 8:58 pm
  • Reply Lauren Greve

    Ooh I would have a field day with this voucher! A good Chenin Blanc would be the first item first in my basket followed by avos avos avos! I love sandwiches, wraps, and desserts all made with this staple. Asparagus would be the next item included and devoured with relish, the price has shot up this year so it is no longer an everyday item on my shopping list, (sad face). #foodloversfresh

    August 21, 2016 at 10:15 am

    #foodloversfresh I would love to try their fabulous assortment of nuts and seeds

    August 21, 2016 at 9:25 pm
  • Reply Kajol

    we buy our lamb from Food Lovers, great stuff!

    August 22, 2016 at 10:37 am
  • Reply Shani

    I didn’t know they stocked soy sauce let alone the unsweetened ones, will be definitely heading there to get my homemade sushi supplies!

    August 22, 2016 at 12:47 pm
  • Reply GRAM (@GRAM82)

    I just love the fresh furits and vegegies at Foodlovers, such great quality and always looks so fresh!

    August 22, 2016 at 1:04 pm
  • Reply christinebernard3

    Oooh great recipe. I’d love to win this and up my healthy game.

    August 22, 2016 at 8:28 pm
  • Reply Lisa Randall

    I’d love to try their biltong and droewors… Am also going to give this recipe a go #foodloversfresh

    August 24, 2016 at 12:08 pm
  • Reply Michelle Laubscher

    There is nothing better than freshly baked bread and Food Lovers Market has a selection to choose from. I still need to taste it all.

    August 30, 2016 at 8:56 pm
  • Reply Roxanne Chutthergoon

    I would love to try the fresh nuts!

    August 31, 2016 at 5:25 pm
  • Reply Nicola

    Keen to try their fruit

    September 1, 2016 at 8:45 pm
  • Reply Nicola

    #foodloversfresh keen to try their fresh fruit and nuts

    September 1, 2016 at 8:51 pm
  • Reply Saajida

    Now that I am starting to enjoy cooking, I am keen to try out anything that sounds good. Thanks for this recipe… I’m gonna give it a go one of these days! 🙂

    September 10, 2016 at 4:38 pm
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