Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry #WeekdaySupper #EasyMeals

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Bill grew up in a meat and potatoes family. Pizza was not a meal, but a snack. Ethnic foods were rarely served. Potatoes accompanied every meal. So when we went on a vacation to Vancouver as newlyweds, I found it necessary to drag him to Chinatown to immerse him in the world of Asian cuisine. He didn’t go away hungry, but I heard a lot of grumbling. Through the years, Bill has actually learned to enjoy my stir fries…though he eats them with a fork. This Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry drew accolades…plus it’s a quick weeknight option.

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I was saving this post for a bit later in the month…to share on Chinese New Year. But when Isabel, of Family Foodie, and creator of the Sunday Supper movement, suggested  we start featuring meal ideas on weekdays instead of just Sundays, I jumped right in. January’s theme is Easy Meals…so look for the Weekday Supper hashtag on Twitter for some wonderful dinner ideas. I’d rather spend my time making a spectacular dessert, so I am looking forward to all the wonderful inspiration that my Sunday Supper friends will offer. Scroll down to see what will be shared this week.

 

It starts off as one day a week and soon becomes a way of life… that is how it all began.  #SundaySupper inspired families to spent time Around the Family Table and once they saw the rewards, they wanted to spend more time cooking, eating and conversing together.

We are excited to kick-off  Weekday Supper Recipes full of inspiration.  A full month of fabulous easy recipes every night of the week from our talented #SundaySupper contributors.

This week’s Weekday Supper Recipes:

Monday|  Chicken Broccoli Casserole by In the Kitchen with Audrey

Tuesday| Bubble Up Pizza by Supper for a Steal

Wednesday| Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry by That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Thursday| Shrimp Fra Diavolo by Magnolia Day 

Friday| Baked Chicken by Galactosemia in PDX

If you would like more information or have suggestions for #SundaySupper or #WeekdaySupper, head on over to www.sundaysuppermovement.com.  Our Weekday Supper Recipes can also be found on our #WeekdaySupper Pinterest Board.

Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry~

Ingredients

  • Adapted from The Food Network
  • 2-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 heads broccoli, florets only
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • Cooked rice, to serve

Instructions

  1. Marinate the chicken with half the garlic and ginger, the soy sauce, sugar, 1 teaspoon of cornstarch, 1 teaspoon salt, sherry and sesame oil for approximately 15 minutes. Mix the rest of the cornstarch in 1/3 cup water.
  2. Heat a large nonstick frying pan over high heat. Add one tablespoon of the oil, then add broccoli and stir fry for about a minute. Add the remaining ginger, garlic, 2 tablespoons of water and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Stir fry for about 2 more minutes...broccoli should remain bright green. Remove to plate.
  3. Reheat pan and all the remaining oil. Stir fry chicken with red pepper flakes till chicken is lightly browned on both sides, about 3 minutes. Add oyster sauce, then return broccoli to pan. Stir in remaining cornstarch and cook till thickens. Add water if sauce is too thick.
  4. Serve with rice.
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Comments

  1. I love stir fries like these and make them all the time. Chicken and broccoli are the perfect key ingredients to start a delicious and healthy meal :)

  2. Lizzy, my Mum would love this! She is the first lady of stir fry meat and veggies at home. Very healthy and yummy alternative to the usual meat and potatoes your hubby loves :)

  3. Such a fresh looking dish Liz. Stir fries are my saviour when I come home from work on a Monday and need to put a dinner on the table pronto. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Happy New Year to you, Liz! What a great, healthy start to it going green. *chuckle* Bill eats this with a fork – love it.

  5. I bet the sherry adds a bunch of great flavor. I will have to try that addition to my next stir fry

  6. Mmm this sounds delicious. Usually my stir fries are just throwing whatever I can find in a pan, but maybe I will try an actual recipe, this recipe, soon!

  7. This sounds delicious. We are trying to eat healthier so this would be a good start. Thanks

  8. I love stir fry, this looks so tasty!

  9. Delicious!!!

  10. Love Chicken and broccoli stirfry, its my favorite!

  11. Oh David would love this! This is such a great post too – I was happy to learn about the Sunday and Weekday Supper Movement!

  12. This looks like my kind of meal – delicious and nutritious.

  13. My friend Liz
    Another one of its many delights. I love this mix of chicken and vegetables. It would be greatly appreciated by everyone here at home, with the exception of my son in law who is a vegetarian. Beautiful meal. Kisses of Gina

  14. I love Chicken and Broccoli and can’t wait to try this fabulous recipe! Awesome for an easy #WeekdaySupper Liz!

  15. This dish has my name on it, Liz. It looks fantastic, easy, and delicious! Such a great recipe. Thank you!

    Bea

  16. Look delicious Lizzy:)

  17. Nice Asian inspired stir fry! Sometimes I really crave for somthing like that :D

    My husband is real opposite- for him potato is just another vegetable. If I serve meat with potatoes he asks for bread :))

  18. that’s so cute. good for you that you kept making the food you love, though! he just didn’t know what he was missing. ;)

  19. Lizzy , love this easy and delicious stir fry ! Chicken and broccoli sounds really good together :)

  20. you posted right on time. I am on soups from few days , this stir fry will be a nice change.

  21. I love any kind of sti- fry! Good thing, because we eat them fairly often. If you haven’t tried to stir-fry Brussels sprouts, give them a try – you’ll be surprised at how good they are (don’t over cook!). Anyway, good stuff – thanks.

  22. Lizzy, what a fabulous dish!! While I will never have enough of your baked goods, this one really drew my eye. Broccoli is a favorite of mine. Add chicken and it’s always a hit. Oh, and the eating any sort of Asian food with a fork?? I’m with him!! ;)

  23. I love a good stir fry and this one looks yummy.

  24. Isn’t if funny how husband’s will eat what ever is put in front of them regardless of whether or not they’re enjoying it! I love the look of this and it’s another great recipe for mid-week when you don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen xx

  25. I am so glad you got Bill into stir fries. I adore them. Chinese and Thai foods are some of my favorites. This Chicken with broccoli looks like a perfect bowl of yumminess to me. :)

  26. oh my husband’s family was definitely a meat and potatoes kind of family- especially since his mom grew up in the midwest. Love this simple yet delicious stir-fry. Chicken and broccoli when cooked together always bring out an amazing flavor

  27. A healthy and delicious stir-fry, Lizzy.

  28. Looks like a perfect dinner! (I made the TWD pizza because I might not make the apple tart for the next one, since I have a feeling it’s the same as one we made in TWD-BFMHTY, which was good, but I just might not be able to make it.) ;)

  29. I love a good stir fry. I was not a big fan when I was younger but I have come around to how easy and versatile they can be. Definitely a great meal to make for a hectic weekday.

  30. I would have to say that chicken and broccoli or beef and broccoli is one of my MOST favorite meals. It is so delicious. I am definitely going to try your version :-)

  31. delicius recipe, bye SILVIA

  32. That is a delicious meal, and so perfect for a weeknight. I’m like you – I love having reliable meals that I can get on the table in a hurry.

  33. Great minds must think alike because this is the sort of thing I have been in the mood for lately. And I have also been thinking how I love easy reliable meals on weekdays – and how they are so worth sharing with others for inspiration!

  34. My mom and I go through the same thing with my dad; he likes simple plain food though I have gotten him to eat{and actually like} several homemade stir-fry meals. I’m definitely saving this recipe to make later!

  35. I love stir fries but oddly enough, don’t cook them that often. Chicken and broccoli are both staples of my diet so I need to start incorporating this recipe into my weekly rotation. When you say “Vancouver” do you mean Vancouver, B.C. (my hometown)? If so, “right on!” for diving into the Asian food scene. I proudly say that our Asian food is some of the best in the world. I’ve been to Hong Kong twice and think that the Chinese food here is just as good, if not better, than the food I had there (shameless bragging). Thanks for this easy, delicious weeknight recipe, Liz!

  36. Hmm … healthy meal. Yum!!

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