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Chicken with Broccoli (Chinese Recipe)

Chicken with Broccoli (Chinese Recipe)

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There’s a few things I like to order when I’m eating Chinese takeout and trying to eat healthier. One of these things is Chicken with Broccoli. Turns out it is also easy to make at home! Here’s my Chicken with Broccoli Chinese Recipe if you’re looking to learn how!

By the way, if you’re interested in other dishes I like to order for Chinese takeout that I also make at home, here they are!

Wow! This might be the first time I’ve noticed how many I love making at home!

How many calories in Chinese chicken and broccoli with brown sauce?

This highly depends on the recipe you use and the ingredients it calls for. If you use this recipe and the ingredients I used, then it is estimated at 322 calories per serving (and it makes 4 servings).

Is Chinese chicken and broccoli keto?

Just like the calories, the answer to this question highly depends on the recipe you use and the ingredients you use. If you use this recipe and the ingredients I listed, then it is estimated at about 8 grams of carbs per (and it makes 4 servings).

Is Chinese chicken and broccoli healthy?

This Chinese Chicken and Broccoli dish is a relatively healthy dish compared some of the other Chinese takeout dishes you can order such as General Tso’s Chicken and Sesame Chicken which is loaded with sugar.

Dark Meat vs. White Meat

For this recipe you can use chick thighs instead of chicken breast depending on your preference. Usually, you can use them interchangeably ad then for some recipes, depending on the thickness of the chicken you may need to adjust the timing.

Since in this recipe you are cutting it in to small pieces, the timing will pretty much be the same. Basically – just make sure that the chicken is thoroughly cooked before serving!

If you’re curious about the differences between the two, here’s an article all about it.

How to make chicken broccoli Chinese style?

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut in to 1/2 inch – 1 inches
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 oz broccoli
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • Sauce:
    • 2 tsp honey
    • 4 tsp sesame oil
    • 2 tsp soy sauce
    • 2 tsp cornstarch
    • 2 tsp minced garlic
    • Salt to taste

Instructions

In a small bowl, combine honey, sesame oil, soy sauce, and cornstarch to create a brown sauce.

In a large bowl add chicken and half of the brown sauce and mix well. Let it marinade for at least 15 minutes.

Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat. Add chicken and stir fry for about 5 minutes until it’s cooked through and tender. Remove from heat and set aside.

In the same skillet, add another tbsp of oil, 1/4 cup of chicken broth, and broccoli. Cook on medium heat, covered for 1 minute. Uncover and stir fry for about 2 more minutes or until broccoli is tender.

Add chicken and second half of the brown sauce back to skillet or work and then stir fry and mix everything for about 1 minute and then remove from heat and serve!

chicken with broccoli chinese recipe
chicken with broccoli chinese recipe

Chicken with Broccoli (Chinese Recipe)

Chicken with Broccoli (Chinese Recipe)

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut in to 1/2 inch – 1 inches
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 oz broccoli
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth

Sauce:

  • 2 tsp honey
  • 4 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

    1. In a small bowl, combine honey, sesame oil, soy sauce, and cornstarch to create a brown sauce.
    2. In a large bowl add chicken and half of the brown sauce and mix well. Let it marinade for at least 15 minutes.
    3. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat. Add chicken and stir fry for about 5 minutes until it’s cooked through and tender. Remove from heat and set aside.
    4. In the same skillet, add another tbsp of oil, 1/4 cup of chicken broth, and broccoli. Cook on medium heat, covered for 1 minute. Uncover and stir fry for about 2 more minutes or until broccoli is tender.
    5. Add chicken and second half of the brown sauce back to skillet or work and then stir fry and mix everything for about 1 minute and then remove from heat and serve!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 322Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 451mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 37g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

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Laurie Rasor

Saturday 7th of August 2021

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