Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry

"This is a tried-and-true stir fry recipe that I've been using for over 20 years."
photo by Jennifer L. photo by Jennifer L.
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  • Combine chicken broth, cornstarch, sherry, sesame oil, and soy sauce in a small bowl. Stir and set aside.
  • Cut chicken into bite-size pieces.
  • Heat a wok over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon peanut oil and swirl it around until it gets hot. Add the garlic and ginger and stir-fry for about 30 seconds.
  • Add the chicken; toss and stir until chicken is done. Remove from wok and set aside.
  • Add a little more oil to wok if needed. Add vegetables to wok; cook on high heat, tossing and stirring, until vegetables are heated through and the broccoli turns bright green.
  • Stir the chicken broth mixture one more time to distribute the cornstarch evenly. Pour it over the vegetables, stirring until sauce thickens.
  • Return chicken to wok and toss to coat chicken with sauce. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve immediately with rice.

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  1. As far as veggies I did my own thing. Broccoli, celery, & bean sprouts with chicken thighs. I did follow the sauce recipe exactly. It was ok, very blan for me. Very easy to make so I'm sure I'll make it again with a few tweaks. I do use low sodium Soy Sauce, I will probably increase that & the seasome oil and go from there. I have Tumari I might use but I will see & play it by ear.
  2. Overall a balanced, simply flavored stir-fry. I gave it 4 stars because it was almost what I wanted but not quite. I substituted mirin for the sherry, omitted the celery and used sliced, dried shitake mushrooms. I would make it again.
  3. Perfect simple stir fry dish. Thanks!


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