I'm loving sharing more recipes with you guys on here at the moment, so I thought I'd chat a little bit about this quick and easy chicken and broccoli stir fry. Just like my chicken fajitas recipe that I shared earlier on in the week, this has become a weekly staple for us recently as it's so quick to whip up. This actually takes a measly 15 minutes to get sorted, so if you're looking for a quick fix at the end of a long day, or if (like me) there are some days when you'd rather do anything than spend an hour cooking something, then this is a fab go-to. Plus, it's got about one zillion nutrients so, y'know, it really is a little health kick in a meal.
I use brown rice for this because, as I've mentioned in my overcoming food fears post, there are certain foods I haven't quite got round to finding enjoyable, White rice is 100% one of them. I prefer the flavour, texture and added health benefits of brown rice. The one downside? It doubles the time this takes to make. Brown rice tends to take around half an hour to cook, as opposed to the standard 12 minutes for white rice. So bear in mind that if, like me you want to make the switch to brown, you'll need to allocate a little more time.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 bunch broccoli
- Grapeseed/extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper
For the sauce:
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 minced garlic clove
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
1.) Chop the chicken into bite sized pieces and the broccoli into small florets. Keep them separate.
2.) Boil water for your rice and put it on to cook.
2.) Heat some oil in a wok or frying pan. Place the chicken in and fry until it is cooked through.
3.) Whilst the chicken is cooking, mix all of the sauce ingredients together in a mug or small bowl.
4.) When the chicken has been cooked sufficiently, add the broccoli to the pan with a little more oil. Fry until the broccoli has gone a bright green colour (this should take roughly four minutes).
5.) Pour the sauce over the chicken and broccoli and cook for another 2 minutes.
I really hope you enjoy this recipe - if you do make it, please tag me in your pictures - I would love to see them!