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Chinese Chicken and Broccoli Recipe

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.

(Makes 2 Servings)

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Chinese Chicken and Broccoli Recipe

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  • 1 1/2lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into small chunks)
  • 1 ½ tablespoon 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)


  1. Heat a wok (or large skillet) over medium-high heat. Add 1 ½ tablespoon sesame oil.
  2. 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.
  3. Add a little more sesame oil to the wok (about 1 tablespoon). Season chicken bits with salt and pepper.
  4. Add to the wok and cook until chicken is fully cooked (about 3-5 minutes).
    Add in remaining 2 tablespoons of chicken broth, oyster sauce, and hoisin sauce.
  5. Add broccoli mix well and cook until the mixture has become well heated. Serve with white rice.
  • Author: Bobby
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Gloria T

Monday 9th of December 2013

Thanks for the recipe. I made this yesterday...and it was delicious...Can't wait to make the Shrimp and Broccoli.


Wednesday 30th of October 2013

This was very simple, and very good. Tastes just like from the Chinese restaurant, but fresher and better. And the sauce didn't get gloppy after 20 minutes. I used homemade hoisin sauce (easily googled, took less than 5 minutes). This has been saved in my recipe bookmarks!


Friday 6th of July 2012

Me - just top the cooked chicken with the green onions when you are ready to serve it.


Friday 6th of July 2012

Hi, what happens to the green onion? when do we add it? thanks!


Tuesday 17th of January 2012

Yum! I am picky about my chinese food because well.... I'm chinese and i know what good asian food tastes like.. And moving to texas there's really not a lot good asian food here.. This was delicious!!!!!