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Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

5 from 17 reviews

Make this easy Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry with an easy slightly sweet and spicy ginger honey stir fry sauce. Skip the drive to pick up carry out and bring the authentic taste of this dish right to your own kitchen. 

Ingredients

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Stir Fry Sauce

  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons honey (or mirin)
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha (or chili paste)
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch

Chicken and Broccoli

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast or skinless chicken thighs cut in bite size piece
  • kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion cut in half moon strips
  • 1 lb. broccoli florets cut into bite size 

 

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the chicken broth, soy sauce, rice vinegar, ginger, honey, garlic, sriracha, sesame oil, and cornstarch. Set that aside for a few minutes.
  2. Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Combine chicken and 2 tablespoons cornstarch in a zipper bag or bowl.  Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the chicken in a single layer cooking until golden brown on both sides and cooked through.  Plate the chicken.  If necessary add 1 more tablespoon oil and cook remaining chicken and plate it. 
  3. Add 1 tablespoon oil to same skillet over medium heat.  Add onion and cook for 1-2 minutes stirring several times. Add the broccoli to the skillet with the onion.  Cook for 1-2 minutes stirring several times.  Plate the vegetables. 
  4. Whisk the sauce that you set aside to make sure the cornstarch has not settled to the bottom.  Add it to the skillet and cook over medium heat until slightly thickened.  Add the cooked chicken and vegetables back to the skillet.  Cook for 1-2 minutes or until the chicken is heated through. 
  5. Serve over rice or Asian noodles. 

Notes

  • Dry the broccoli after washing and cut the crown into bite size florets.
  • Cut the chicken breast into small thin bite size uniform pieces so they cook quickly and evenly.
  • Shake the cornstarch and chicken in a plastic zipper bag to coat.
  • Stir fry moves very quickly so all your attention should be on the dish so you don’t overcook the chicken, broccoli, or sauce.
  • Broccoli takes just a couple minutes to cook crisp tender
  • For best results serve promptly.
  • If you like a little kick add a little bit of crushed red pepper, a little more sambal oelek (chili paste), or a little more sriracha.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave at a reduced power.  

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