Chicken with Broccoli Stir Fry

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved ordering Chicken with Broccoli from Chinese restaurants.  The problem with ordering Chinese food is that the dishes made in restaurants are often very high in sodium, making them quite unhealthy.  I’ve loved making stir fry dishes at home for awhile now, and finally decided to recreate my beloved Chicken with Broccoli.

chicken with broccoli

Ingredients:

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cups broccoli florets
1 large yellow onion
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tbl grated ginger root
2 cups of steamed rice, cooked according to package directions
2 tbl vegetable oil
2 tbl cornstarch
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup stir fry sauce

Instructions:

1.  Cook rice according to package directions.  Set aside.
2.  Dice chicken and onion into bite size chunks.
3.  Heat vegetable oil in wok.  Add chicken, and stir fry for 5-7 minutes, or until no longer pink.
4.  Add onion, broccoli, ginger, and garlic to wok.  Stir fry for another 3 minutes, or until the vegetables are thoroughly heated.
5.  Combine soy sauce, stir fry sauce, and cornstarch in a small bowl.  Add to wok.  Bring to a boil, then reduce and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
6.  Serve stir fry over steamed rice.

QOTD: What is your favorite Chinese food dish?

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51 Responses to Chicken with Broccoli Stir Fry

  1. Pam says:

    I’d love to know what kind of stir fry sauce you purchase. Chinese food is one of my favorite kinds of food, and I love many things on the menu. I definitely do not have one favorite but I do love egg rolls!

  2. Carla says:

    Thank you thank you thank you. This is so timely as after years of watching me eat chicken and broccoli stirfry – – OK delivery 🙂 – – the child announced yesterday she wanted to start eating it too. Now I know where to begin 🙂

  3. RFC says:

    Egg foo young is hands down my favorite “treat” when we get Chinese food! So greasy though, I’d love to find a healthier version! We make stir fry all the time, but as vegetarians we use either tofu, tempeh, or a “fake” meat product. Still yummy!

  4. Linz says:

    i do love chinese food 🙂 this looks great! my fav is probably kung pow chicken!

  5. Chaitali says:

    I love making stir fry at home but it’s never quite as good as in the restaurant! What does the corn starch do? I never use it and maybe that’s what I’m missing.

  6. Elle says:

    Looks very good. Do you actually purchase something called Stir Fry Sauce? I have never seen that. Do you use a particular brand?

  7. Karen :0) says:

    Yum!! This sounds delicious and much healthier than a traditional Chinese restaurant preparation! Thanks for sharing…im definitely saving this one! 🙂

  8. I love this healthified version! Yum!

  9. Love chicken and broccoli, and all stir fry to be honest!!! It’s one of my go-to weeknight meals!

  10. Hollie says:

    I actually have all of the ingredients for this. This looks really good but also easy and simple (which is what I need!)

  11. Ivanna says:

    I love Asian food this looks yummy. Its too hard to choose just one 🙂

  12. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets says:

    This looks really good! I’m a big fan of General Tso’s chicken and try not to think about all the unnecessary salt and sugar!

  13. I always order chicken and broccoli from the Chinese restaurant as well. I always drain most of the sauce off of it though ( but then I load it up with duck sauce instead…lol).

  14. I made something very similar to this last week except the recipe called for too much soy sauce. I reduced what it called for and it was still so salty I could barely eat it!

  15. mkadens1 says:

    I do love a good stir-fry. So easy and healthy when you make it yourself.

  16. I am one of those weird people who hate broccoli cooked. However there is one exception and that is in Chinese food, because the flavors from the spices just take away the parts I don’t like.
    I’ll have to pin this to try sometime, I don’t think I have ever made stir fry.

  17. An easy weeknight dish for sure! I love to do tofu with broccoli and peppers stir fry

  18. Chicken and broccoli is my absolute favorite! It’s tough now that I can’t have soy sauce, but if I make it at home, I’m good to go 🙂

  19. Nice! I’m not a huge Chinese food fan (give me sushi or Japanese any day!) My go-to is usually sweet & sour chicken with the sauce on the side and no rice, because little man likes that and we share it. Sometimes I’ll get veggie lo mein the night before a big race because I need the extra sodium.

  20. katemovingforward1234 says:

    Looks easy and healthy! Love these kinds of recipes!

  21. carmyy says:

    QOTD: It’s not really authetic Chinese but I LOVE sweet and sour pork haha

  22. I make a really delish Kung Pao Chicken. And not at all greasy like the restaurant version…

  23. HoHo Runs says:

    I’m always looking for quick and easy recipes. I don’t get into weekend meal prep like so many others, unless you count going to the grocery store. Ha Ha. I love Uncle Ben’s rice pouches. They take 90 seconds to cook. So if I use those, this would be a super quick meal! Thanks.

  24. I’ll have to break out the wok (that only gets used about once a year!) and try this! Chinese restaurants are high in sodium but it’s definitely convenient! I love the beef and broccoli so maybe I could sub that for the chicken and make my favorite meal 😉

  25. Mmmm this sounds so good! I might have to try to make this over the weekend!

  26. Sue @ This Mama Runs For Cupcakes says:

    Yumm! nothing like a good stirfry! This looks awesome! I haven’t made this in soooo long, you may have just inspired me to get to it!

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