Stir-Fried Chicken and Broccoli


Prep Time :15 min

Cook Time: 7 min

Serves: 2


  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 4 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 4 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 teaspoons hoisin sauce
  • 3 teaspoons agave nectar or honey
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil, divided
  • 1 free range chicken breast, thinly sliced across the grain*
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1.5 large heads broccoli cut into florets and blanched
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • Green onions for serving
  • Sesame seeds optional
  • Steamed brown rice for serving


Combine the garlic, ginger, vinegar, soy sauce, hoisin sauce and agave nectar or honey. Mix well and set aside until ready to use. Preheat a wok or a large skillet. Once it has reached a medium heat, add 1/2 of the peanut oil. Dredge the chicken in the cornstarch, lightly shake off any excess cornstarch and add 1/2 of the chicken to the pan. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add 1/2 of the broccoli to the pan and shake frequently.

Add 1/2 of the sauce and stir to evenly coat the chicken and broccoli. Cook until the sauce thickens about 5 minutes. Repeat the process with the other half of the ingredients. Serve immediately with steamed brown rice.

*It will be easier to slice the beef in thin strips if it has been partially frozen.

Chef’s Note: this may be able to be done in 1 batch if using a very large wok or skillet.


About zestybeandog

I live in Austin with my wonderful husband, dog Ginger, and cat Skiddy. We are a pretty laid back group (except for Ginger). When I'm not teaching yoga, personal training, or dog walking... I'm in the kitchen. I'm always experimenting with new ingredients and thinking of ways to prepare fresh foods in a unique way. I hope to update the blog 4-5 times a week. I've had several friends, family, and clients inquire about my recipes so here it goes. What to expect: Healthy recipes that are good for you, some classics (that have been spruced up), some not so healthy recipes (still made with quality ingredients that can be enjoyed in moderation), and beer and wine parings/reviews! I hope you enjoy, cheers!

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