Stir-fry Chinese Chicken and Broccoli that is seasoned with the perfect amount of ginger, garlic, broccoli florets, and a deep, rich soy sauce glaze.
What Ingredients Do I Need to Make Chinese Chicken and Broccoli?
|Chicken||To make the signature chicken and broccoli look, cut the chicken breast thinly at an angle, against the grain. Thin, flat, circular shapes are the final result.|
|Olive Oil||This dish is all about quality. Make sure to use excellent vegetable oil.|
|Onion||You may use finely diced red, yellow, or white onion.|
|Ginger||Will add a rich taste and aroma to the dish.|
|Garlic||Will also add a rich flavor and aroma.|
|Broccoli florets||Make sure to cut any larger florets into bite-size pieces.|
|For the sauce:||Low-sodium vegetable broth, low-sodium soy sauce, sesame oil, pure maple syrup, and corn starch.|
How to Make Chinese Chicken and Broccoli
1.) First, make sure you have all of your ingredients ready. This recipe is whipped up quickly. When ready, add the thinly-sliced chicken breast to a mixing bowl; season with salt, and pepper, set aside.
2.) Make the soy sauce glaze. In a microwave-safe bowl, add vegetable broth, soy sauce, sesame oil, and pure maple syrup. Microwave for one minute. Next, whisk in the corn starch; set the sauce aside.
3.) Brown the chicken. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan is nice and hot, drizzle in the olive oil. Swirl the pan to ensure the bottom is fully coated.
- Then, add the chicken to the hot pan spacing out the pieces.
- Once you place the chicken in the pan, do not touch! This will allow the chicken to get nice and golden brown on the bottom.
- Once the bottom browns, flip the chicken over to get the other side golden brown; about 4-5 minutes in total time.
- When ready, remove the chicken from the pan and transfer to a dish.
4.) Next, make the soy sauce glaze. In the same pan, drizzle in more oil. Add the finely diced onion, ginger, and garlic. Stir-fry until aromatic.
5.) Put it all together. Finally, add in the warm soy sauce glaze we microwaved to the pan. Cook until the sauce starts to thicken. Add the chicken and broccoli to the soy glaze. Stir-fry until the broccoli has softened to the desired consistency.
Substitutions and Variations
Do you not have chicken breasts? Feel free to use boneless, skinless chicken thighs, or chicken tenderloins instead.
What can I use instead of soy sauce? Coconut Aminos is a great alternative to soy sauce.
Don’t want onions? Simply leave it out or use shallots for a more mild taste.
Read the recipe from start to finish. You will better understand the flow of the recipe and identify any unfamiliar words or methods.
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This recipe was adapted from Skinnytaste with heavy modifications made.