May 6, 2015

Bento Side Dish Recipe: Chicken and Corn Stir Fry

Homemade food is good for you, I know. However, the few cooked things available in the fridge were lightly seasoned veggies and stewed meat. After seeing these dishes for the past few days, my stomach is now crying for something spicy, something with a fiery kick. 

Taiwanese style fried chicken steak sprinkled with tons of chili powder. My evil inner voice has spoken. Instead, I weighted my options and settled for a spicy sausage sitting in the fridge. Just on the way going downstairs to the kitchen, I slipped. Painfully sitting on the bottom of the stairs with abrasions and bruises. Maybe it's a sign telling me to halt that greedy thought. 

Back to healthy chicken and corn stir fry.


  • 6 chicken tenders
  • 1 corn or small can of kernel corn
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 black pepper
  • Small pinch of white pepper powder
  • Some toasted white sesame seeds


Take a knife and scrape down the kernels if using one whole corn instead of canned version. Cut the chicken tenders into smaller cubes. Peel and dice the onion. Peel and chop the carrot into smaller cubes. 

Drizzle some olive oil to the pan and turn to medium high heat. Add in the onion along with salt and pepper. Cook till the edges of the onion turns slightly browned.

Add the carrot first and cook for about one minute. Add in the kernels then give it a quick stir. Transfer the chicken to the pan. Once the meat has been fully cooked through, give it a taste and see if more salt is needed.

Sprinkle some white pepper powder before transferring the mixture onto a plate. Also sprinkle some toasted white sesame seeds before serving.

After all, a healthy stir fry isn't bad at all, but cravings need to be satisfied no matter what. I went ahead and grabbed a few chocolate butter cookies in the pantry. 


  1. I like such a homey and light dish that is easy and quick to prepare.

    Hope you are feeling better.

    1. Thank you. I can still feel the needle-like pain in my lower back, hope it'll get better after few yoga sessions..