Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 20-30 minutes

Materials:

  • 2 chicken breasts (boneless/ skinless) sliced or cubed
  • 2 crowns of broccoli separated into individual florets
  • 1 tbs. sugar
  • 1 tbs. sesame oil
  • 1 tbs. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbs. soy sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 1/2 tbs. cornstarch (separated into 1 tbs and 1/2 tbs.)
  • 1 tbs. freshly ground ginger
  • 2 tbs. hoison sauce
  • 1/4- 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup of water, plus additional 3 tbs.
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tbs. vegetable oil
  • Cooked white rice (optional)

Process:

  1. In a medium sized bowl combine the chicken with the sugar, sesame oil, red wine vinegar, soy sauce, 1 1/2 cloves of garlic, 1/2 tbs. ground ginger, 1/2 tbs. of corn starch, and salt to taste. Mix well and set aside to marinate for a few minutes.
  2. Taking 1/2 of water add in the remaining 1 tbs. of corn starch. Mix well and set aside.
  3. In a skillet with high sides add in about 2 tbs. of vegetable oil. Keeping the heat on medium high add in the broccoli, remaining garlic and ginger, salt and pepper to taste, and 3 tbs. of water. Cook until bright green but still crisp, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Remove from skillet to a clean plate.
  5. Add in remaining vegetable oil.
  6. Add in the cubed or sliced chicken along with the red pepper flakes. Cook until fully cooked through, about 5-6 minutes depending on the size of your chicken.
  7. Add back in the broccoli  along with the hoison sauce. Mix well.
  8. Add in the cornstarch water and cook for a few minutes until your sauce thickens and becomes glossy.
  9. Check for seasonings and remove from heat.
  10. Top over rice (optional) and ENJOY!

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