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How to Cook Chicken with Broccoli Stir Fry

Updated on April 8, 2010

Chinese food is popular; and chicken with broccoli is among the most popular Chinese dishes in the U.S. In fact, it is one of sons’ second favorite Chinese dish after fried rice.

"Simple" is the key to this dish; and "Healthy" is its benefit. Of course, "Delicious" is what brings people to the table.

You can get the ingredients pretty much at any supermarkets. The preparation time varies, but you can get it done in as little as half an hour.

I always advocate flexibility in home-cooked meals. Nothing has to be exact, that is. So use your imagination, use alternatives wherever you see fit, and more importantly, surprise yourself and your guests!

Now, try it and enjoy!

Things You'll Need:

  • Chicken breast meat, 1 lb;
  • Fresh cauliflower, 1 large;
  • Scallion, 1 small bunch;
  • Fresh garlic, 4 - 5 cloves;
  • Soy sauce;
  • Salt;
  • Sugar;
  • Corn starch or all-purpose flour;
  • Oyster Sauce(optional);
  • Cooking oil;
  • Cooking Wine(Optional


Step 1

Thoroughly wash broccoli, cut to desired bite size;

Peel and thinly slice onion(optional);

Peel garlic, smash or dice;

Step 2

Thoroughly clean chicken, slice to desired bite size;

Step 3

In large bowl, mix diced chicken with 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. sugar, 2 tbsp. soy sauce, 1 tbsp. cornstarch or all-purpose flour, 1 tsp. cooking oil, and set aside;

Step 4

In small bowl, mix 2 tsp. salt, 1 tbsp. sugar, 3 tbsp. soy sauce, 1 tbsp. corn starch or all purpose flour, 1 tsp. oyster sauce(optional), 2 tsp. cooking oil, and set aside;

Step 5

Boil 3 quarts of water in wok or pot, add broccoli, continue on high heat for 1 minute and drain;

Step 6

Heat wok or large pan, add garlic and 2 tbsp. cooking oil, spread with spatula until garlic turns golden;

Step 7

Add chicken in wok, spread evenly and form a thin layer;

Flip chicken in 2 minutes, continue for additional 1 minute;

Step 8

Add broccoli, stir and cover for 1 minute;

Uncover and stir again, then cover for additional 1 minute;

Step 9

Remove cover and add onion (optional) and mixture in small bowl, stir until gravy thickens;

Step 10

Serve hot with rice, for four.

Tips & Warnings

  • For novice, non-stick pan recommended;
  • Boil broccoli longer for tenderness;
  • Do not over-cook chicken;
  • Use cooking wine for additional favoring.
  • Cooking pan extremely hot while heating oil and garlic.


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    • CoolBunch profile image

      CoolBunch 2 years ago from New Jersey

      Try it, and it tastes good, too! Just don't over cook the ingredients! Thanks for visiting!

    • retromellie profile image

      retromellie 2 years ago from Australia

      This looks delicious :)

    • CoolBunch profile image

      CoolBunch 6 years ago from New Jersey

      Dear Bingskee, thanks for visiting. Please let me know how it turns out. Remember, be creative; and flexibility is key!

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      bingskee 6 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

      interesting. my children will love this!