Chicken and Broccoli Stir-fry

Chicken and Broccoli Stir-fry is a healthy, quick and easy weeknight dinner. Save money on Asian carryout and make your own fresh at home. 

Chicken and Broccoli Stir-fry

Ingredients
  1. 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast (about 2 breasts), sliced against the grain
  2. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  3. 1- inch piece peeled fresh ginger, minced
  4. 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  5. 2 tablespoons sugar
  6. 1 tablespoon, plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  7. 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  8. 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  9. 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  10. About 1/3 cup chicken broth or water
  11. 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  12. 5 cups broccoli, trimmed sliced stalks (about 1/4-inch thick) and medium florets (keep the 2 cuts separate)

Instructions
  • Toss the chicken with about half the garlic and ginger, the soy sauce, sugar, 1 teaspoon of the cornstarch, 1 teaspoon of the salt, the sherry, and the sesame oil in a bowl. Marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes. Mix the remaining cornstarch with the 1/3 cup broth or water.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of the oil and heat. Add the broccoli stems, and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add the florets and the remaining garlic, ginger, 2 tablespoons of water, and season with 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper, to taste. Stir-fry until the broccoli is bright green but still crisp, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate.