Recipe: Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry

I’ve always been totally obsessed with beef & broccoli. Even as a kid, it was probably the ONLY way my mother could convince me to eat a few pieces of broccoli. Whether my momma was making it from scratch or we were ordering some take out at good, old Panda Express, this stuff was good.

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Now that I’m all grown up (but not really), I’ve been trying to eat veggies more often; so this is kind of like a throw-back recipe to my childhood. And it’s freaking good.

I probably make this for myself every other week.

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I did make one minor adjustment to my favorite though. I swapped out beef for chicken because it’s wayyyy easier to cook. And because I don’t want to compare this yumminess to my mom’s recipe. This is the perfect, quick, dinner for two recipe. (But you might want to make more since you’ll probably want a second helping!) ๐Ÿ˜›

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Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry
makes 2 servings, takes 25 minutes

1/3 lb. chicken
2 T. flour
1/3 cup chicken broth
1 T. soy sauce (low-sodium)
1 T. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
2 T. olive oil (total)
1/2 cup broccoli, sliced
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup celery, sliced

salt & pepper to taste

  • Cut the chicken into 1″ cubes. Add the flour and chicken into a small plastic bag and shake until the chicken is coated in the flour. Remove chicken.
  • In small bowl, combine 1 tsp. of the remaining flour with the chicken broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, chopped garlic, and ginger.
  • In a sautรฉ pan, heat 1 T. of olive oil on medium-low heat. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken. Cook on both sides until the outside is a nice golden color, which should take about 2-3 minutes on each side.
  • Remove chicken from the pan and set aside. Add the remaining 1 T. of olive oil along with the broccoli, onions and celery. Cook on medium heat until the onions are transparent.
  • Add the chicken back into the pan with the veggies along with the broth.
  • Cook on low heat for about 5 minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite white or brown rice.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Beef and broccoli is definitely one of my favorite ways to eat broccoli- it takes the veggie edge off. Thanks for sharing!
    Kim
    http://peeledwellness.com

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    1. laura says:

      Thanks for dropping by, Kim! ๐Ÿ™‚

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