Chicken Broccoli Stir Fry is an Excellent To-Go Lunch Idea

February 28, 2019

Chicken Broccoli Stir Fry

A perfectly saucy dish full of flavor. Beats the heck out of takeout!

Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Lewis Grant

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil divided
  • 1 lb boned, skinned chicken breast cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 5 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce divided
  • 1 large red bell pepper cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 6 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 6 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sambal oelek or other chile sauce
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 cups cooked white rice
  • 1/4 cup roasted salted peanuts chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat a wok or large frying pan over high heat until extremely hot, 3 to 4 minutes. Add 2 tbsp. oil and swirl wok to coat. Add chicken. Cook undisturbed until browned, about 2 minutes. Add 2 tbsp. soy sauce. Cook until liquid begins to caramelize around chicken, stirring frequently, about 2 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate.

  2. Add remaining 2 tbsp. oil to wok and swirl to coat. Add bell pepper and garlic. Cook, stirring often until garlic is golden brown, about 2 minutes. Add broccoli, sambal oelek, and hoisin; toss to coat. Cook until broccoli is tender-crisp, about 5 minutes.

  3. Whisk together remaining 3 tbsp. soy sauce, the broth, and cornstarch; pour into wok and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly, until sauce is thickened, 1 minute.

  4. Stir in chicken and any juices. Stir-fry until chicken is cooked through and broccoli is tender about 1 minute.

  5. Serve over rice, sprinkled with peanuts.

 

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