Ingredients for This Recipe
- Soy sauce
- Low-sodium chicken broth
- Brown sugar
- Rice vinegar
- Sesame oil
- Boneless skinless chicken breasts
- Vegetable oil
- Green onions
- Broccoli florets
How to Make Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry
- In a medium mixing bowl whisk together soy sauce and cornstarch. Mix in chicken broth, honey, brown sugar, rice vinegar and sesame oil, set aside.
- Heat 1 Tbsp vegetable oil in a 12-inch non-stick skillet over fairly high heat. Dab chicken dry with paper towels then add to skillet in a single layer.
- Cook chicken turning halfway through, until center registers 165, about 6 – 7 minutes. Transfer to a sheet of aluminum foil and wrap to keep warm.
- Reduce burner temperature slightly, heat remaining 2 Tbsp oil in now empty skillet. Add in green onions, ginger and garlic and saute 30 seconds.
- Add in broccoli and water and saute until tender, about 5 minutes, while adding in an additional 1 – 2 Tbsp water as needed.
- Stir soy sauce mixture once more then pour into skillet. Cook stirring constantly until sauce has thickened, about 1 – 2 minutes longer.
- Add in chicken and any accumulated juices. Toss well. Serve warm over rice sprinkled with sesame seeds.
Don’t Skip the Cornstarch
The corn starch is a key ingredient in each and every one of those recipes and none of them would be the same without it. It’s a true pantry staple that I always have on hand.
It may only require small amounts but that’s a great thing about it – a little goes a long way. And it doesn’t add flavor when you cook it through, so the intended flavors of your dish will shine.
Plus Argo Corn Starch is gluten free.
Here I used Argo® Corn Starch to thicken the stir-fry sauce. Without it, it would have no body to it – it would be about the consistency of water, do we want that for a sauce?? Umm no thanks.
That’s the great thing about Argo, it thickens the sauce up so well here so it coats your chicken and broccoli leaving it brimming with flavor.
What Should I Serve with This?
You can serve with white rice but for a healthier option serve with brown rice or cauliflower rice.
Can I Use Frozen Broccoli Here?
You could also use frozen broccoli florets here just be sure they are fully heated through as recommend on the package. Then drain off any excess liquid.
How Can I Adjust the Sodium?
And add a little more soy sauce to taste as desired, everyones preferred level of saltiness is a bit different.