easy 15 minutes chicken and broccoli stir fry skillet makes great healthy weeknight dinner
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15 Minutes Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

This easy 15 minutes chicken and broccoli stir fry makes great healthy weeknight dinner. If you are looking for superfast dinner recipes then this dish is perfect. This dish is sure a crowd pleaser. My family loved it. 
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course, Stir Fry
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: stir-fry, chicken stir fry, broccoli, Chinese recipes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 250kcal
Author: jyothirajesh

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 lbs chicken breasts cut into bit size cubes
  • 1 big broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoon ground pepper (adjust quantity as per spice tolerance levels)
  • Pinch salt

For the sauce-

  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon garlic chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ginger chopped
  • ½ cup Chinese cooking wine (sub with Mirin or dry sherry or plain rice wine)
  • 1 ½ tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 ½ tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 ½ tablespoon cumin powder (please use Chinese five spice if you do not want cumin in your stir-fry recipes)

For garnish

  • Sesame seeds and finely sliced green onions/scallions optional

Instructions

First make the sauce

  • In a small bowl whisk together water, Chinese wine vinegar, garlic ginger, brown sugar, low sodium light soy sauce, corn starch, cumin powder into lump free sauce. Keep it ready near the stove.

Stir-Fry

  • Heat up a wok or large skillet to smoking hot. Heat sesame oil in the pan. 
  • Add chicken to hot oil and toss (or if your tossing skills are challenged like me just stir, stir and stir :D) for few seconds until chicken begins to turn pink.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper powder over the chicken and stir again. 
  • Add broccoli florets and cook stirring frequently, until tender, about 2-3 minutes. Don’t forget to stir.
  • Pour in the stir fry sauce and mix stir. Keep stirring frequently and once the sauce thickens in 2-3 minutes the dish is ready. 
  • This stir fry broccoli and chicken goes well with brown rice. For low-carb options used cauliflower fried rice. 
  • Serve immediately, garnished with sesame seeds and green onions if desired.  

Video

Notes

Chinese Wine : Substitute Chinese wine with Mirin, dry sherry or rice wine in place.
Dry or Saucy : You can make this dish as dry or as saucy you want. My personal preference for saucy stir fry dish over a bed of rice. Adjust water quantity while making sauce. 
Spice Powder : If you read the recipe through, you know I mentioned cumin powder in this stir fry as my personal choice for my taste preference (as I don't like Chinese five spice powder taste). Please add Chinese five spice powder if cumin does not sound good to you.
 
 
Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that nutritional information provided is only a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 474mg | Potassium: 491mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 2.2mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2.2mg