Sesame Chicken with Shiitake Mushrooms

This meal is great for healing postpartum... It has chicken for protein, shiitake mushrooms for their immune-boosting properties, sesame oil for its warming qualities, and ginger and garlic for digestion, just to name a few


  • 2 chicken breasts (boneless and skinless), sliced into thin strips
  • 8-10 shiitake mushrooms, soaked and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey 
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot (optional, for thickening)
  • Spring onions, thinly sliced for garnish


  1. In a bowl, mix together the sesame oil, soy sauce, oyster sauce, rice vinegar, honey or brown sugar, grated ginger, and minced garlic.
  2. Add the chicken strips to the marinade, ensuring they are well coated. Allow the chicken to marinate for at least 20 minutes, or refrigerate for a few hours for better flavor.
  3. Heat a wok or large pan over medium heat and add a little oil.
  4. Add the marinated chicken and stir-fry until cooked through, approximately 5-7 minutes.
  5. Add the shiitake mushrooms and continue stir-frying for another 3-4 minutes until the mushrooms are tender.
  6. If desired, mix the cornstarch with a little water to form a slurry and add it to the pan to thicken the sauce. Stir well to combine.
  7. Cook for another minute until the sauce thickens.
  8. Remove from heat and garnish with sliced spring onions.
  9. Serve the sesame chicken with shiitake mushrooms hot with steamed rice or quinoa.

As always, consult with a healthcare professional or a TCM practitioner to ensure that the ingredients and preparation align with your specific condition, preferences, and any dietary restrictions you may have.


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