Recently one of my favorite Chinese dishes has been Chicken and broccoli. I know I have not been posting a lot of Asian recipes lately but don’t worry, I still have more. Chinese chicken with broccoli is your basic stir fry. Chicken bits and broccoli florets stir fried with a delicious sauce. The sauce is a basic combination of Asian flavors such as hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, chicken broth and garlic. Red pepper flakes are added for a little heat and can be adjusted to your taste. If you choose the broccoli can be cooked ahead to save a little time. I like to toss my chicken bits with cornstarch to make them a little crispy but it’s totally optional. Normally this dish is not breaded. You could also deep fry the chicken bits and cook the sauce separately. Serve with white rice. Enjoy.
1 1/2lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into small chunks)
1 ½ tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons garlic (chopped)
¼ teaspoon dried red pepper flakes (or more to taste)
4 cups fresh broccoli florets
6 tablespoons chicken broth (divided)
1 tablespoon sesame oil
salt and pepper
5 green onions (sliced)
¼ cup hoisin sauce
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
Sesame seeds (for garnish, optional)
Step 1: Heat a wok (or large skillet) over medium-high heat. Add 1 ½ tablespoons sesame oil. Add garlic and dried red pepper flakes. Stir fry for 30 seconds. Add broccoli florets and 4 tablespoons chicken broth. Stir fry broccoli for 2 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
Step 2: Add a little more sesame oil to the wok (about 1 tablespoon). Season chicken bits with salt and pepper. Add to the wok and cooked until chicken is fully cooked (about 3-5 minutes).
Step 3: Add in remaining 2 tablespoons of chicken broth, oyster sauce, and hoisin sauce. Add broccoli mix well and cook until the mixture has become well heated. Serve with white rice.
(Makes 2 Servings)