One of my favorite dishes to get when ordering takeout is chicken and broccoli - the savory taste mixed with fresh broccoli and rice is just too good!
This recipe for a Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry is simply amazing and will replace your need for the takeout menus! It's seriously easy to make this on a busy weeknight, and your body will feel so good after eating a home cooked meal. Why not make this tonight?!
- ½ cup water
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 pound broccoli
- 1 yellow sweet pepper
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken, cut into bite-size pieces
- 2 cups chow mein noodles or hot cooked rice
For sauce, in a small bowl stir together water, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, cornstarch, ginger, and sesame oil. Set aside.
Cut florets from broccoli stems and separate florets into small pieces. Cut broccoli stems crosswise into 1/4-inch slices. Cut pepper into short, thin strips.
In a wok or large skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the cooking oil over medium-high heat. Cook and stir broccoli stems in hot oil for 1 minute. Add broccoli florets and sweet pepper; cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from wok; set aside.
Add remaining oil to wok or skillet. Add chicken; cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until no longer pink. Push chicken from center of wok. Stir sauce; pour into center of wok. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Return cooked vegetables to wok. Stir together to coat. Cook and stir 1 minute more or until heated through.
Serve over chow mein noodles or rice. If desired, garnish with toasted sesame seed and serve with additional hoisin sauce. Makes 4 servings.