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Chinese Chicken and Broccoli

Chinese Chicken and Broccoli

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This Chinese Chicken and Broccoli is delicious and easy to make! Marinated cubed chicken stir fry with crunchy broccoli along with the sauce!

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 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.

Broccoli Chicken Stir Fry

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.

Tips for selecting and storing broccoli

When shopping for broccoli, look for broccoli with firm stems, crisp leaves and tightly closed dark green or purplish-green buds. Bunches with yellow or open buds and woody stems are usually an indicator that it is no longer fresh.

I often do a short cut where I go to the salad section of the grocery store and buy those that are already trimmed and pre-washed to make my dinner prep easier.

When you take it home, refrigerate it as soon as possible. Yes broccoli can stay out the fridge for 1-2 days but it won’t stay fresh long.

How to make chicken broccoli Chinese style?

First gather your ingredients:

  • Marinade:
    • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thigh, cut in to 1/2 inch pieces
    • 2 tsp honey
    • 2 tsp sesame oil
    • 2 tbsp soy sauce
    • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 4 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup of chicken broth (or water if you don’t have any)
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil, separated
  • 1 crown of broccoli, cut in to florets
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • Salt, to taste

In a small bowl, combine chicken with honey, sesame oil, soy sauce, and cornstarch and allow it to marinade for half hour (up to overnight – the longer the better).

Heat 1 tbsp of cooking oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat. Add chicken and garlic and stir fry for about 5 minutes until it’s mostly browned and then remove from heat and set aside.

In the same skillet, add another tbsp of oil, 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 as tender as you prefer. For me, it should turn to a vibrant green.

Add chicken back in to the cooking pan / wok, along with oyster sauce and sesame oil, and stir fry everything together to mix well.

Broccoli Chicken Stir Fry

Remove from heat and serve! I recommend with white rice.

Broccoli Chicken Stir Fry

Broccoli Chicken Stir Fry

Chinese Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

Chinese Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

This Broccoli Chicken Stir Fry is delicious and easy to make! Marinated cubed chicken stir fry with crunchy broccoli along with the sauce!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

Marinade:

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thigh, cut in to 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp cornstarch

Stir Fry

  • 4 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup of chicken broth (or water if you don’t have any)
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil, separated
  • 1 crown of broccoli, cut in to florets
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

      1. In a small bowl, combine chicken with honey, sesame oil, soy sauce, and cornstarch and allow it to marinade for half hour (up to overnight – the longer the better).
      2. Heat 1 tbsp of cooking oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat. Add chicken and garlic and stir fry for about 5 minutes until it’s mostly browned and then remove from heat and set aside.
      3. In the same skillet, add another tbsp of oil, 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 as tender as you prefer. For me, it should turn to a vibrant green.
      4. Add chicken back in to the cooking pan / wok, along with oyster sauce and sesame oil, and stir fry everything together to mix well.
      5. Remove from heat and serve! I recommend with white rice.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 306Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 139mgSodium: 973mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 29g

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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Scheana Marie Shay

Monday 15th of April 2024

I made this as a quick and easy meal on a busy dance night. It came out great! I added a little bit of ginger powder and garlic powder and toasted cashews as well. Brock and Summer Moon loved it. Thanks for the great recipe!

TinaTsai

Wednesday 17th of April 2024

So glad to hear you all enjoyed it!! And I love the customizations you made!

Glenn Rosander

Friday 26th of January 2024

I made this tonight to help out my hard working wife. Simple and very tasty. Oh, she liked it too.

TinaTsai

Saturday 27th of January 2024

I'm so glad to hear that ya'll enjoyed it! :D

Alfonso Roque Te Yap

Sunday 7th of January 2024

So good n easy to make

TinaTsai

Sunday 7th of January 2024

Thank you! :D

Sharon

Monday 11th of December 2023

An easy recipe to follow and the dish was very good. One very important note. The minced garlic is mentioned in the ingredients but not in the instructions. I waited to add and my brocolli was just a tad softer than I wanted. Again, a very satisfying dish! Thank you.

Duncan Edwards

Wednesday 4th of January 2023

Eating the best is just natural to us, We love this presentationšŸ˜›

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