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Chicken and Broccoli

Chicken and Broccoli

Chicken and Broccoli has all the flavors of Chinese take-out, made in your own kitchen. This easy, one pan Asian dinner is made in less than 30 minutes.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Keyword Chicken and Broccoli, Chicken Stir Fry, Healthy Stir Fry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 265 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken breast cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 3 cups broccoli florets cut into smaller pieces

Sauce:

  • 1/2 tablespoon minced ginger root
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce low sodium
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth low sodium
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar or honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Garnish:

  • Sesame seeds
  • Chopped green onions

Instructions

  1. Add all the "Sauce" ingredients to a medium bowl, whisk until fully combined.

  2. If you have time, add the cubed chicken to a large ziplock bag and pour the sauce on top. Transfer to the fridge and marinate for at least 30 minutes or overnight, for extra flavor.

  3. When ready to cook, place a stir fry wok or cast iron pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons of vegetable or canola oil, and once hot, add the broccoli florets. Toss and cook for 4-6 minutes, or until tender. Transfer cooked broccoli to a plate.
  5. Add the chicken and the sauce to the skillet over high heat in one layer. If needed cook in batches.
  6. Cook the chicken without moving for 1 minute, to get a nice sear on it. After that continue to cook while stirring and tossing, until the chicken is no longer pink and the sauce forms a glaze, about 7-8 minutes.
  7. Return the cooked broccoli to the pan, and stir until the chicken and broccoli are heated through and everything is well coated in sauce, about 3 minutes.
  8. Serve garnished with sesame seeds and chopped green onions.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Chicken and Broccoli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 1077mg47%
Potassium 896mg26%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 890IU18%
Vitamin C 65.3mg79%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.