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Chinese chicken and broccoli in a bowl with white rice

Chinese Chicken and Broccoli

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Description

This Chinese chicken and broccoli stir fry is easy and healthy with a sauce that takes just like takeout. Serve it with jasmine rice for a simple recipe that’s perfect for families.


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Ingredients

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 8-ounce can sliced water chestnuts, optional

Marinade:

  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce (or tamari for gluten free)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce (or tamari for gluten free)
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons flour (or 1 tablespoon cornstarch for gluten free)
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons water

Instructions

  1. Whisk the marinade ingredients together in a small bowl. Pour over sliced chicken and let marinate until ready to cook.
  2. Steam broccoli in a large, microwave safe container for 3 minutes.
  3. Whisk the sauce ingredients together in a second medium bowl.
  4. Heat a large, non-stick skillet *affiliate link to medium-high (add 1 tablespoon of oil if not using a nonstick pan).
  5. Add chicken with its marinade. Sauté until chicken is golden brown, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add the sauce, steamed broccoli and water chestnuts to pan. Stir to evenly coat the ingredients with sauce and cook until sauce has thickened – about 2 minutes.
  7. For a thinner sauce, add about 1 tablespoon of water at a time until desired thickness has been reached.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 230
  • Sugar: 4.8 g
  • Sodium: 783 mg
  • Fat: 7.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.9 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.4 g
  • Fiber: 1.8 g
  • Protein: 27.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 73 mg

Keywords: chicken, broccoli, chinese, dairy free, takeout, chicken and broccoli

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