30-Minute Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry | Easy Weeknight Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Oriental
Serves: 2 Servings
  • Chicken – 400 gms, skinless & boneless
  • Broccoli – 1 head, about 400 gms
  • Garlic – 6 to 8 cloves, minced
  • Garlic – 1-inch piece, minced
  • Spring onion/scallion – 2 stalks, chopped, green and white part separated
  • Soy sauce – 2 tbsp
  • Oyster sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Vinegar – 1 tbsp
  • Sugar – ½ tsp (optional)
  • Corn flour/cornstarch – 1 tbsp
  • Canola/vegetable oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt if required
  1. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces, about 1-inch cubes. Cut the broccoli into similar bite-sized pieces.
  2. If you have time then steam the broccoli in microwave as described above. Otherwise, proceed to the next step.
  3. Heat the wok to high heat and add the oil. Once the oil is hot, tip in white part of scallions, minced garlic & ginger. Stir-fry them on medium-high for 2 minutes.
  4. Then throw in the broccoli florets and stir well. Then splash couple of tablespoons of water around the broccoli and quickly cover it with a lid, preferably dome-shaped, making sure that no steam is escaping out. This way you can steam the broccoli in the same wok. Leave it undisturbed for 2 minutes keeping the flame on medium-low.
  5. Uncover the lid and give the broccoli a stir. Check if the florets have softened by trying to poke one with your stirrer. If it’s still not softened to your liking, repeat the steaming step with little more water. But do not make them completely mushy as they will continue to cook with chicken too.
  6. Next add in the chicken cubes and continue stir-frying on high for 5 minutes or until all the chicken pieces are cooked through and there is no pink left in the chicken. If you are using chicken thighs, it will take little longer to cook. Just keep an eye to check the doneness of chicken while you are stir-frying.
  7. Finally, drizzle the sauce over the chicken and broccoli. Give a good mix to evenly coat each piece with the sauce. Meanwhile, make the cornflour slurry by whisking the cornflour in ¼ cup of water in a small bowl.
  8. Once the sauce is mostly absorbed by the chicken and veggie, drizzle the corn flour slurry. This will immediately thicken the sauce and impart a glossy shine to the dish. Give a final mix, check and adjust seasoning by adding salt only if needed and you are done with your delicious chicken and broccoli stir fry!
  9. Transfer the stir-fried chicken & veggie to a serving platter, sprinkle spring onion greens and sesame seeds to garnish! Serve it warm with plain white rice or just on its own! Enjoy!
Recipe by Everyday Indian Recipes at http://www.everydayindianrecipes.com/chicken-and-broccoli-stir-fry-under-30-minutes/