Sesame Chicken and Broccoli

This classic sesame chicken and broccoli Chinatown stir-fry is simple and easy to make at home.

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  • Servings: 4 to 6

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  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek 
chicken and broccoli
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  •  1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 pounds fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds

How to make this recipe

  1. Make the sauce

    In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium high heat until hot, then stir in the ginger, and garlic and cook, stirring, until golden, about 3 minutes. In a bowl, stir together the stock, sugar, soy sauce, cornstarch, vinegar, and samba oelek. Whisk the stock mixture into the saucepan and bring to a boil, whisking, until thickened. Reserve the sauce.

  2. Make the chicken

    Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces. In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, cornstarch, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Toss the chicken with the marinade.

  3. In a medium pot, heat the oil to 375°F. Cook the broccoli in the oil, stirring occasionally, until bright green and tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer the broccoli to paper towels to drain, and then toss with the sauce.

  4. Bring the oil back to 375°F. Cook the chicken in batches, stirring occasion-ally, until browned and cooked through, about 4 to 6 minutes per batch. Transfer the chicken as cooked to paper towels to drain, and then toss with the sauce and broccoli. Transfer the chicken and broccoli to a serving platter and sprinkle with the sesame seeds. Serve.

Contributed By Photo © Ian Knauer Published October 2014

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