chinese chicken and broccoli home made takeout served over white rice

Chinese Chicken & Broccoli

Chinese Chicken & Broccoli is one of my favorite Chinese dishes. Admittedly, I do like Beef and Broccoli too, but the thin sliced chicken in that sticky sauce with broccoli makes me love chicken and broccoli more than beef and broccoli! The sweet flavor of the sauce has a magic hold on me and keeps me wanting more and more and more!

Homemade Takeout

I’m so happy to have tweaked some recipes to come up with this amazing homemade takeout dish that I can enjoy any night of the week from the comfort of my own home.

Previously, I thought Italian food was (by far) my favorite type of food. However, I have recently started rethinking this. I keep finding myself saying, “this is my favorite Chinese food.” And it’s for a million different Chinese dishes! Even though I tend to say that about every Italian dish, I’m starting to consider my favorite to be both Chinese and Italian foods!

I can’t get enough of the sweet sauces and the delicious vegetables that most Chinese dishes contain. If you enjoy Chinese or Asian-inspired dishes like me, you will probably enjoy the following recipes:

Egg Roll In A Bowl

Crab Rangoon

Chinese Chicken & String Beans

Hawaiian Chicken

Ingredients Needed

Yes, as always with Chinese dishes, the list of ingredients is pretty long. The best way to tackle cooking these meals is to get everything out before you begin and have everything prepped that needs prepping. The reason is that once you start the actual cooking process, it won’t be long before dinner will be ready! These yummy meals cook quickly so it’s best to be ready before beginning.

Here is what you will need for this amazing Chinese chicken and broccoli:

  • 2 lbs Boneless Chicken cut into bite size pieces

Marinade

  • 2 tbsp Rice Wine
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Corn Starch

Sauce

  • 5 tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 4 tbsp Rice Wine
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Corn Starch
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Stir Fry

  • 1 lb Broccoli
  • 4 tbsp Sesame Oil can use canola oil, if preferred
  • 4 tbsp Garlic minced
  • 2 tsp Ginger ground or minced
  • 2/3 cup Water

How To Cook

Marinating Chicken

  • Add chicken to marinade ingredients and mix well. Let sit for 10 minutes while preparing other ingredients.

Making The Sauce

  • Combine all the sauce ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

Stir Fry

  • Bring water to a boil in a wok or nonstick skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add broccoli, cover, and steam for approximately 1 minute.
  • Transfer broccoli to a plate.
  • Discard water in pan and wipe it with a paper towel (carefully as the pan will be hot!).
  • Add oil and swirl to coat the bottom.
  • Spread chicken in the pan in a single layer. Cook for approximately 1 minute or until the bottom side is browned.
  • Flip to cook the other side until the chicken is just about cooked.
  • Add garlic and ginger to pan. Stir a few times to mix in the flavors with the chicken.
  • Return the string beans to the pan.
  • Mix up the sauce once more and then add sauce to the pan. Cook and stir until the sauce thickens, about 2 minutes.
  • Serve over prepared rice, ramen noodles, or by itself.

Key Notes

Chinese chicken & broccoli has a sweet and savory flavor of deliciousness that stems from a few key ingredients of oyster sauce, rice wine, and garlic. You probably know what garlic is because it’s a staple in many different dishes, but do you know what oyster sauce and rice wine are?

Rice wine is a dry wine that is made from fermented rice. It has a unique taste has more of a vinegar flavor. It is pretty common in Asian inspired dishes. This is a must have when trying to make Chinese takeout recipes!

Oyster Sauce is a type of condiment that is a thick and dark brown liquid. It is made from caramelized oyster juices and has a salty, but sweet taste.

Combining oyster sauce, rice wine, and garlic is an absolute must for making this sweet and savory dinner! In addition to those ingredients, you can’t skimp on the cornstarch. Yes, this recipe requires a good amount. And, no, the cornstarch won’t add to the flavor of this dish. Nonetheless, it will certainly add to the texture which is VERY important for the actual sauce. You want to make your sauce thick and you want your chicken to be sticky. Sticky chicken and thick sauce will really make this Chinese chicken & broccoli amazingly yummy!

CHINESE Chicken & Broccoli

Homemade Chinese Takeout Just Got Better with Chinese Chicken & Broccoli!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keyword: chicken, chinese, easy dinner, veggies
Servings: 6 people
Author: jenahoward

Equipment

  • wok or skillet

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Boneless Chicken cut into bite size pieces

Marinade

  • 2 tbsp Rice Wine
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Corn Starch

Sauce

  • 5 tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 4 tbsp Rice Wine
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Corn Starch
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Stir Fry

  • 1 lb Broccoli
  • 4 tbsp Sesame Oil can use canola oil, if preferred
  • 4 tbsp Garlic minced
  • 2 tsp Ginger ground or minced
  • 2/3 cup Water

Instructions

Marinating Chicken

  • Add chicken to marinade ingredients and mix well. Let sit for 10 minutes while preparing other ingredients.

Making The Sauce

  • Combine all the sauce ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

Stir Fry

  • Bring water to a boil in a wok or nonstick skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add broccoli, cover, and steam for approximately 1 minute.
  • Transfer broccoli to a plate.
  • Discard water in pan and wipe it with a paper towel (carefully as the pan will be hot!).
  • Add oil and swirl to coat the bottom.
  • Spread chicken in the pan in a single layer. Cook for approximately 1 minute or until the bottom side is browned.
  • Flip to cook the other side until the chicken is just about cooked.
  • Add garlic and ginger to pan. Stir a few times to mix in the flavors with the chicken.
  • Return the string beans to the pan.
  • Mix up the sauce once more and then add sauce to the pan. Cook and stir until the sauce thickens, about 2 minutes.
  • Serve over prepared rice or ramen noodles.
  • ENJOY!
    chinese chicken and broccoli home made takeout served over white rice

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