Chicken Stir-Fry with Garlic and Baby Broccoli

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Chicken Stir-Fry with Garlic and Baby Broccoli
Photo: © Molly Yeh
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 cup chicken stock

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce, plus more for seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • Pinch of crushed red pepper

  • Fresh ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4-inch pieces

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 8 stalks baby broccoli, chopped into 1-inch pieces

  • Toasted sesame seeds, for garnish

  • Steamed rice, for serving


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the chicken stock, soy sauce, sesame oil, lemon juice, crushed red pepper, black pepper and cornstarch. Set aside.

  2. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Add the chicken and stir-fry over moderately high heat until no longer pink and cooked through, about 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate.

  3. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in the skillet. Add the onion and cook for 3 minutes, then add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring. Add the broccoli and stir-fry until crisp-tender, about 3 to 5 minutes.

  4. Stir the chicken stock mixture into the skillet and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the chicken and cook until heated through, about 1 to 2 more minutes. Season with additional soy sauce if desired.

  5. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and serve with rice.

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