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Authentic Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

    Looking for a healthy stir fry that actually has flavor? This chicken and broccoli Stir-fry is a 20 minute fast and easy weeknight recipe that everyone will love!

    Chicken and Broccoli with Brown Rice

    Have you had your 9 servings of fruits and vegetables today? Stir-frying is the perfect way to fill your family’s dinner plate with any veggies sitting in your refrigerator. As always, my recipe today is more about the method than the specific ingredients. Broccoli, scallions, and zucchini happened to be in my veggie drawer this week but this would work just as well with red peppers, asparagus, green beans or summer squash.

    Chicken and Broccoli in a bowl

    You know those go-to recipes you make again and again? The ones you make when you don’t know what you’re making for dinner? Yea, me too. And today I’m sharing mine: Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry.

    Made with just a few simple fresh ingredients like boneless chicken breasts and broccoli florets, this entire dinner recipe comes together in less than 20 minutes.

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    To make sure I always have what I need on hand for quick and healthy stir-fries, I always keep my pantry fully stocked with Asian staples including sesame oil, rice vinegar, and hoisin.

    Chicken and Broccoli with Brown Rice

    As I always say, this recipe is more of a general guideline and isn’t meant to be followed to a T. Chicken can be swapped with pork, beef or shrimp. Broccoli can be replaced with asparagus, green beans or zucchini. Make it your own, just make it for dinner tonight.

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    Chicken and Broccoli with Brown Rice

    Authentic Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

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    Looking for a authentic stir fry that actually has flavor? This chicken and broccoli Stir-fry is a fast and easy weeknight recipe that everyone will love!
    PREP: 10 mins
    COOK: 15 mins
    TOTAL: 25 mins
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    Servings: 4

    Ingredients
     

    • 1 pound chicken breasts (cut in 1 in. pieces)
    • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
    • ¼ teaspoon pepper
    • 6 cups broccoli florets
    • 1 large onion (diced)
    • 1 large zucchini (diced)
    • ½ cup water chestnuts (diced)
    • ½ cup chicken broth (low sodium)
    • 1 tablespoon ginger root (grated)
    • 2 cloves garlic (grated)
    • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
    • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
    • 1 teaspoon chili garlic paste
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (low sodium)
    • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

    Instructions
     

    • Heat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat and spray with non-stick spray.
    • Add chicken seasoned with salt and pepper and cook 5-7 minutes until chicken is browned, stirring frequently.
    • While chicken is cooking, whisk together last 7 ingredients (broth through rice wine vinegar in a small bowl; reserve.
    • When chicken is browned, remove from pan and set aside.
    • In the same pan, add onion and saute 2-3 minutes.
    • Add zucchini and saute an additional minute or two.
    • Finally, add broccoli and the sauce you made earlier.
    • Bring to a simmer and cover pan, allowing broccoli to steam about 5 minutes. Return cooked chicken to the pan and heat 5 additional minutes before serving.
    • Serve with toasted nori seaweed, ice burg lettuce cups or brown rice.

    Notes

    Excellent source of Vitamin C, good source of Vitamin A, calcium and iron.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 248kcalCarbohydrates: 27.2gProtein: 30.6gFat: 3.6gSaturated Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 718mgFiber: 6.1g
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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

    24 Comments

    1. This recipe looks wonderful. I plan on trying it next week.
      I want to thank you for recommending Zeytin to me. I visited my sisters in October and we had dinner there. It was wonderful. One sister lives in Ada and the other in Kentwood. We were all so impressed with the food and our server was very entertaining. Both of my sisters will now become regulars.
      Thank again.

    2. The only way I make brown rice anymore is this 5 star recipe from Alton Brown, Baked Brown Rice. Short of a rice cooker, this is by far the best way to go! You put it in the oven, bake for 1 hr, and it turns out flawlessly, no scorching, just fluffy amazing brown rice.

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