Fast Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry – Get the Recipe
Being a Food Network addict, I got excited watching the “Kitchen” where celebrity chef Jet Tila was demonstrating his easy stir-fry recipe. It looked incredible, so I gave it a try, and also bought his book “101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die”. Now, we end up making a couple of meals from Jet’s book each week. Of course, I throw in some modifications.
My Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry is fast, healthy, and delicious. It will only take about ten minutes to prepare and five minutes to cook!
1 pound broccoli florets
Can of sliced water chestnuts (my addition – you can add any vegetables, like onions, scallions, shallots, cauliflower, canned baby corn, beans, you get the picture)
1 T soy sauce
1 t sesame oil
2 t cornstarch, divided
1 t baking soda
1 lb chicken thin sliced
1/3 cup chicken stock
2 t rice wine
1/4 c oyster sauce
2 T vegetable oil
2 cloves minced garlic
Thai basil (I found this at Whole Foods in Destin- but I added it – you don’t need it)
(Don’t be intimidated by the oyster sauce and rice wine. You can get them at any grocer in the Asian food section!)
Mix soy sauce, sesame oil, 1 teaspoon of the cornstarch, and baking soda in medium size bowl. Add the chicken, stir and let it marinade for at least 20 minutes, or for several hours. If it’s beef, I often let it marinade all day)
In small bowl, whisk the chicken stock, oyster sauce, rice wine and remaining 1 teaspoon cornstarch. Set aside.
Heat the vegetable oil in wide sautee pan or wok. When screeching hot, add the marinated chicken and minced garlic. Stir fry for one to two minutes. Add the broccoli and water chestnuts, stir fry for a two minutes. (Note – if you like softer broccoli, you can pre-microwave it a little prior to cooking). Add the stock, oyster sauce, cornstarch mix from the small bowl, and stir fry another minute. (I did add some pre-cooked shrimp at the end! – Play with this!)
Can you smell it?
Garnish with Thai basil and serve with a fortune cookie!
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