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Chicken Broccoli Stir Fry- Healthyish Foods

Chicken Broccoli Stir Fry

Need a quick and healthy dinner? Try my chicken broccoli stir fry with spicy brown sauce. It’s made from a few simple, healthy ingredients and comes together in under 30 minutes.
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Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry:

  • 1-2 tablespoons avocado oil , or vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, peel and mince
  • 1 lb. chicken breasts, sliced into thin strips, tossed with cornstarch mixture
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup chicken broth, deglaze the pan
  • 4 ounces broccoli florets, rinsed, chopped small

Spicy brown sauce:

  • ¼ cup soy sauce, low sodium
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • ¼-½ cup chicken broth

Optional Garnishes:

  • red pepper flakes
  • toasted sesame seeds
  • sliced scallions


  • 1 11-inch non-stick skillet
  • 1 mixing bowl


  • In a small bowl, combine the stir fry sauce. Which includes, low sodium soy sauce, rice vinegar, light brown sugar, sesame oil, and chicken broth. Stir well set aside.
  • Thinly slice the chicken breasts and set it aside.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the cornstarch, salt and black pepper. Mix well and set it aside.
  • Mince the garlic and fresh ginger. Be sure to remove the skin from the ginger before mincing it.
  • Heat a saute pan over medium heat. Add the avocado oil, minced garlic and ginger. Saute until the garlic and ginger are lightly browned and fragrant.
  • While the garlic and ginger are simmering, prepare the chicken.
  • Toss the sliced chicken in the bowl with the cornstarch, salt, and black pepper. Make sure to coat each piece with the cornstarch mixture.
  • Next, shake off any excess cornstarch and add the chicken to the pan with the garlic and ginger.
  • Once the chicken is lightly browned on both sides, and cooked through, deglaze the pan with ½ cup of chicken stock. Let it simmer.
    The cornstarch on the chicken will help thicken the sauce.
  • Make sure to scrape all of the little pieces off of the bottom of the pan.
  • Once the chicken stock begins to reduce in the pan, add the stir fry sauce and stir well.
    Let the chicken pieces cook in the sauce for 3-4 more minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to low and add broccoli florets.
  • Simmer for 5-8 minutes until the broccoli is slightly softened and everything is well coated in the sauce.
    I like my broccoli firm, but for softer broccoli, boil water and cook the broccoli for a few minutes in the hot water before adding it to the dish. Be sure to strain off any water before adding it to the rest of the dish.
  • Top with your favorite garnishes and serve hot!


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 548kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 54g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Trans Fat: 0.03g, Cholesterol: 147mg, Sodium: 2750mg, Potassium: 1162mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 425IU, Vitamin C: 54mg, Calcium: 65mg, Iron: 2mg