chicken broccoli stir fry on top of rice

Chicken And Broccoli Stir Fry

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Chicken and broccoli stir fry is a all time Chinese take out favorite. Now, you can make it at home with an easy to make authentic flavor. Sautéed, juicy chicken and broccoli in a stir fry sauce that rivals any restaurant.

chicken broccoli stir fry on top of rice with chopsticks
Any Chinese take out dish I go head over heals for. Not only are their dishes packed with flavor but they are incredibly fit while eating such good food. Naturally, I eat a keto diet but being a weightlifter carbs are a major help some days. I like to enjoy healthy, delicious meals like these. Served with rice or noodles.

What Is Stir Fry

Stir fry is a Chinese way of cooking. It is based off off cooking on high heat very quickly. Typically, you’ll see a wok used for these recipes because it allows more of stirring and flipping with the higher sides. The meat used is sliced very thin for a quick cook and the vegetables are left with a slight crunch.

Is Stir Fry Healthy

This is very debatable! I feel like some aren’t and others aren’t. Most Chinese dishes have been Americanized with tons of sugar which isn’t typical of their dishes. Granted, some dishes do have sugar in them but it’s for a slight sweetness. Not such as sesame chicken which is covered in honey. The average dish from Chinese culture I’d consider very healthy.

Do I Need To Boil Broccoli Before Stir Fry

No not at all. If you like your broccoli extra soft, then yes you should. The method used here will keep a slight crunch to the broccoli. For the tender, soft, soaked in stir fry type broccoli then boiling first is what you want. I don’t blame you that broccoli is very tasty.

chicken broccoli stir fry on top of rice

How To Make Chicken And Broccoli Stir Fry

When making stir fry gather all the ingredients before cooking. As mentioned above, this type of cooking moves really fast.

To start, marinate chicken. Combine soy sauce, oyster sauce and corn starch and mix well in chicken. Cover for about 5-10 minutes. While waiting, if you are using rice or noodles start cooking these now. That way they are done the same time the chicken and broccoli stir fry are.

Turn on skillet or wok to high heat. Add a little oil then toss in chicken. Allow chicken to sear and cook all the way through. This should take no more than 3-5minutes. Now, after chicken is done remove from pan.

Next, toss in broccoli. Season with salt and black or white pepper. Allow broccoli to cook a little to get a little searing and color to it. This step will take 2-3 minutes on a high heat.

Finally, pour in stir fry sauce then chicken and give it a good mix. Turn the heat off. Allow the flavors to work together while tossing in the pan as it cools. Serve by itself, over a bed of rice or noodles.

Helpful Recipe Tips

  • High heat, keep the heat high in this recipe. Its the key to allowing a great sear and quick cooking time. If using a pan do not crowd the pan. If you need to cook in sections do so. Move quickly and expect kitchen to be smoky.
  • Do I boil the broccoli first, if you like soft broccoli in stir fry then yes flash boil your broccoli. Use fresh broccoli in this recipe and if you want a crunch do not boil the broccoli.

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chicken broccoli stir fry on top of rice

Chicken And Broccoli Stir Fry

Chicken and broccoli stir fry is a all time Chinese take out favorite. Now, you can make it at home with an authentic flavor. Sautéed, juicy chicken and broccoli in a stir fry sauce that rivals any restaurant.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Chinese
Servings 4 servings
Calories 242.7 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound skinless chicken breast
  • 2.5 cup fresh broccoli florets
  • salt and pepper for seasoning

Chicken Marinade

  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon oyster sauce

Stir Fry Sauce

  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon oyster sauce
  • 2 teaspoon corn starch

Instructions
 

  • First, cut up chicken breast. Slice down the middle the long way of the breast. Now, you'll have 2 pieces out of which was one breast. Cutting the short way, slice chicken into 1/4 inch slices. Thin but not too thin.
  • In a bowl toss in sliced chicken and toss in all ingredients for the marinade. Take you hand and mix everything up really well. Cover for 5-10 minutes. Make stir fry sauce by adding all ingredients together and set aside.
  • Cut broccoli florets from to stalk. Also if eating rice or noodles with stir fry, start them now.
  • Heat wok or frying pan on high heat. Add a little oil then toss in chicken. If using a pan do not crowd the chicken. Cook in batches instead.
  • Once chicken is done toss in broccoli. For broccoli tenderness see notes below before you start cooking.
  • Season broccoli with salt and pepper. Mix around then pour in stir fry sauce, immedieatly toss chicken back in
  • Turn heat off. Mix everything together and allow the flavors to work together while the pan cools.
  • Remove and serve. Nutriton facts don't include rice or noodles.

Notes

Helpful Recipe Tips

  • High heat, keep the heat high in this recipe. Its the key to allowing a great sear and quick cooking time. If using a pan do not crowd the pan. If you need to cook in sections do so. Move quickly and expect kitchen to be smoky.
  • Do I boil the broccoli first, if you like soft broccoli in stir fry then yes flash boil your broccoli. Use fresh broccoli in this recipe and if you want a crunch do not boil the broccoli.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Chicken And Broccoli Stir Fry
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 242.7 Calories from Fat 52
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.8g9%
Saturated Fat 1.6g10%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 96.7mg32%
Sodium 1133.8mg49%
Carbohydrates 7.5g3%
Fiber 1.6g7%
Sugar 1.5g2%
Protein 38.7g77%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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