Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

Carol Perricone


This recipe came from a magazine ad from 1985. I had never made a stir fry before, and my husband was surprised when he came home from work. He loved it!

Now he just asks for "that chicken", and I know what he wants.

The page is totally shredded, but I still use it to cook the meal. Old habit, I guess. lol

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20 Min
30 Min
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5 Tbsp
vegetable oil , divided
5 tsp
soy sauce, divided
3 tsp
cornstarch, divided
whole boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 c
chicken broth
1/2 tsp
ground ginger
1/2 tsp
dried red pepper flakes
small onion, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 clove
garlic, minced
1 bunch
broccoli, separated into florets
1 can(s)
sliced water chestnuts
1 c
hot cooked rice

How to Make Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry


  • 1Gather ingredients. Mix 1 Tblsp. veg oil, 2 tsp. soy sauce, and 1 tsp. cornstarch in a small bowl. Add sliced chicken pieces, stir, and cover bowl. Refrigerate while you prepare rest of ingredients.
  • 2Meanwhile, mix chicken broth, ginger, remaining 3 tsps. soy sauce, and 2 tsp. cornstarch in a measuring cup. Set aside. Par boil broccoli for 5 minutes in saucepan, do not overcook. Drain and let cool. Set aside.
  • 3Heat 4 Tblsp. veg oil in large skillet. Stir fry refrigerated chicken mixture with dried red pepper flakes over medium high heat until no longer pink.
  • 4Remove chicken from skillet. Stir fry onion and garlic until tender. Add broccoli and water chestnuts to pan.
  • 5Add cooked chicken and reserved broth to pan. Cook stirring constantly, until sauce is thickened. Serve with cooked rice.

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About Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Chinese
Other Tag: For Kids

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