Cooking this dish is so easy you can whip it up in 30 minutes! Freshly steamed broccoli and savory thinly sliced chicken pieces coated in a deliciously sticky stir fry sauce. It’s easy, it’s healthy and it‘s better than take out.
Whenever I don’t feel like cooking, I always opt for take out. But, then I start scrolling through all of the options and somehow someway nothing looks good from the 1000 options that are available either. I end up wasting another hour and become more and more hungry with each minute that passes by. Can anyone else relate? If so, when you are in a pinch and can‘t decide, resort to this easy healthy chicken and broccoli stir fry. I promise that it’s easy, it’s definitely healthy (or healthy-ish) and it’s 100% worth it. It will taste like you had take out, but better because it’s homemade by you! And honestly, sometimes it’s more fun to make takeout recipes right in the comfort of your own home.
Two main ingredients is all you need: chicken and broccoli. Now, when it comes to the sauce that is a different story. I did try to incorporate a lot of common pantry staples that you should have on hand already. But, I made sure that the ones you might not have were easy to source, because who wants to do more work. Not me! And if I don’t then I know you don’t! Hehe.
I don’t know about you, but this is my kind of meal. After I made this and had my family taste it I was already getting requests to make it again. It’s that good. My family and I loved enjoying this dish over a bed of steamed white jasmine rice. Highly recommended! However, if you want a lower carb option I recommend serving this with cauliflower rice or enjoying alone, as is.
Let’s chat chicken real quick. For this part of the dish I wanted to try and get this as close as possible to the texture of take out. Do you notice when you order take out that the chicken is so thin. It’s almost perfectly thin to where its not to thick and not too thin. I love that. I get to enjoy my dish without chomping on cubes of chicken. The thin pieces of chicken lay perfectly on your spoon with rice and ensures you get the perfect bite.
So, in order to achieve this, I will let you in on my secret. Get ready!
I tenderize the meat aka take a hammer to it and hammer the chicken breast until they are thin. You want to make sure that you butterfly the chicken breasts if it is not butterflied already first. You want thin chicken to start with. Then, you lay parchment paper over the top and hammer away until it is about 1/4” thick. Last, you slice it and thin pieces of chicken should be your result. Easy peasy!
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For those weeknights or weekends when you don’t really feel like cooking, buttt at the same time you also don’t really feel like ordering take out either. Resort to this easy chicken and broccoli stir fry dish.
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