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Chicken And Broccoli Stir Fry

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This healthy and flavorful chicken and broccoli stir fry is so easy to make! Loaded with tender chicken, vegetables and served over a bed of rice, this easy stir fry is ready less than 30 minutes and tastes incredible!

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a white bowl filled with broccoli and chicken stir fry topped with chopped green onions all over a bed of white rice

Broccoli Stir Fry

Who doesn’t love a healthy, kid friendly dinner that’s ready in less than 30 minutes? This chicken and broccoli stir fry is so delicious and easy to prepare. It’s perfect for a busy night, and takes about the same amount of time to make it as it would be to pick up fast food. You can’t beat that!

Stir fries are one of my go-to meals on nights when I’m busy and don’t have dinner planned ahead of time. I love that you can mix and match, depending on the vegetables and protein you have on hand, and it always comes out delicious. I made a quick orange sauce for this stir fry, and I love the way it complements the flavors in the chicken and broccoli! We served it over rice, and everyone in my family cleaned their plates.

Preparation Is Key

The most important thing when making a stir fry is to prepare all of the ingredients ahead of time. Once you start cooking, everything goes very quickly, so it’s much easier when you have your meat and vegetables chopped and ready to go before you turn on the heat. I like to start the rice, then mix the sauce together, then cut up my vegetables and chicken. It’s much less stressful when everything is prepped and ready to go.

bite-sized pieces of chicken and broccoli in a black skillet being mixed by a wooden spoon

How To Make A Broccoli Stir Fry

Prep The Rice – I like to prepare my rice first so that it’s ready to go as soon as the stir fry is done.  I typically just make it in my rice cooker to make it easy.

Make The Sauce – In a small bowl, whisk together the orange sauce, minced garlic, sugar, soy sauce and corn starch until everything is completely mixed.

Prep The Meat & Veggies – Chop the chicken, broccoli, green onions and anything else you want to throw in, into bite-sized pieces before heating the skillet.

Cook The Stir Fry – Warm the oil in the skillet over medium heat.  Once heated, add the chicken to the skillet, stirring frequently, and cook it until it has browned and cooked through.  Next add the vegetables and water to the skillet and then cover and let it cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add In The Sauce – After the chicken and broccoli are cooked, you’ll pour in the sauce and it will start to thicken almost immediately. Stir frequently and then continue to stir until everything is evenly coated, and you’re finished!

looking down on a bowl of broccoli stir fry with pieces of cooked chicken and rice

Tips & Tricks

Don’t Overcook – The stir fry cooks on medium-high heat, so everything is going to cook very quickly. Be sure not to overcook your vegetables!

How To Know The Stir Fry Is Done – I think the broccoli tastes the best when it is bright green and tender, but still crisp. You’ll also want to make sure the chicken is fully cooked and there is no pink color to the chicken.

Variations – This stir fry is so delicious served over white or brown rice, or even noodles.   I have also used beef, shrimp and pork in this recipe and each one of them tasted fantastic as well!  If you’re looking for a lower-carb option, it’s also delicious on its own. It’s one of my favorite easy meals!

Double Down – This recipe will make enough for about 4 people.  If you are planning to feed more, this recipe can easily be doubled if you are using a large skillet.  You just want to make sure you don’t pack the chicken and broccoli in too tight or it won’t cook evenly.

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Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe

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Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

This healthy and flavorful chicken broccoli stir fry is so easy to make! It's ready in less than 30 minutes, and totally delicious!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword healthy, rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 265 kcal

Ingredients

for the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch

for the stir fry:

  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 4 cups broccoli cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  1. To make the sauce, in a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the orange juice, soy sauce, minced garlic, sugar, and corn starch until well blended.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until browned and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the skillet to a plate.
  3. Add the broccoli, green onions, and water to the skillet. Cover and cook 2-3 minutes, until the broccoli is bright green and slightly softened, but still crisp. Add the chicken back into the skillet, and pour the sauce over the chicken and broccoli. Cook, stirring frequently, until the sauce has thickened. Remove from heat and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 265
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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