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Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry

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This Better-Than-Takeout chicken and broccoli stir-fry will satisfy your Chinese takeout cravings and save you money!


chicken and broccoli stir fry with homemade stir-fry sauce


If you’re like me, picking up Chinese takeout on a weeknight is an easy solution for dinner but maybe not so much a great idea when you hate spending the money. So why not save some money (and calories) and make your own?


chicken and broccoli stir fry


Chicken and broccoli stir-fry is one of my favorite meals to prep simply because of how easy it is to make, not to mention all the flavor you get from the sauce if you choose to add any.


I usually forgo sauce to keep the meal lighter but when I do add sauce, I make my own using soy sauce, honey, water and cornstarch. That’s it! Soy sauce has a very rich sauce but the honey cuts into that flavor and gives a little sweetness to contrast an otherwise salty taste. Other variations of homemade stir-fry sauce include brown sugar, ginger, oyster sauce and more.


chicken and broccoli stiry fry with homemade stir fry sauce


Another plus side of this dish is that it is truly a one-pan dish. Throw in chicken, fresh or frozen broccoli and stir-fry on high heat. Mix in your sauce and you have Chinese takeout on the table in under 30 minutes! 


Serve over plain rice, fried rice or noodles. If you’re into meal prepping, this is the perfect recipe. There are no leftover blues with this dish!


Check out the recipe for this chicken and broccoli stir-fry and homemade sauce below!


Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Chinese
Chicken and Broccoli
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into pieces
  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
Homemade Stir-Fry Sauce
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • Water, as needed
Homemade Stir-Fry Sauce
  1. Combine soy sauce and honey in a bowl. Mix and set aside.
  2. Combine cornstarch and water (slurry) in a bowl. Set aside. The slurry is used as a thickening agent so you can make your stir-fry sauce as thin or thick as desired.
Chicken and Broccoli
  1. Heat wok or large skillet over high heat. When hot, stir-fry minced garlic for 8-10 seconds. Add in broccoli and stir-fry until tender, about 5 minutes. Season broccoli during this time if desired.
  2. Push broccoli to one side of pan and add the chicken. Stir-fry chicken until cooked, about 3-5 minutes on each side.
  3. Add your homemade stir-fry sauce and use your cornstarch slurry as needed.
  4. Serve over rice or noodles, or serve plain.
1. You can season the chicken with garlic, salt, pepper and stir-fry sauce before cooking.
2. Soy sauce has a strong flavor. Start off small and adjust measurements as necessary.


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