Chicken and Broccoli

There are a lot of colors in this bowl

There are a lot of colors in this bowl

I  tried something a little different with this stir fry. Instead of adding the sesame oil at the end as a flavor boost, I put it in the marinade. By doing this the oil helped to coat the chicken pieces to the other flavors in the marinade and it gave the dish a subtler evenly distributed sesame taste. Serve over brown or white rice for best results.

Chicken and Broccoli

  • 2 chicken breasts cut into small bites
  • 1 tbsp miso
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sriracha
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 2 broccoli heads cut into bite sizes
  • 3 carrots julienned
  • 3 ribs celery sliced medium
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

In a bowl mix everything but the vegetables together. Let chicken marinate for 30 minutes stirring often on the counter. In a wok heat vegetable oil. Stir fry ginger for one minute over high heat. Add celery, broccoli stems and carrot and fry for 1 minute. Add chicken and sauce and stir fry until chicken is done, about three minutes. Add broccoli crowns and cook until softened about two minutes more. Serve over rice.

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11 Responses to Chicken and Broccoli

  1. Lover stir fries. :-) Mandy

  2. Carolyn Chan says:

    I love the aroma of sesame oil and that would go so well with this dish.

  3. Raymund says:

    What a nice and vibrant vegetable dish

  4. Karen says:

    It never ceases to amaze me how often we cook similar dishes…wait till you see the next recipe that will be coming up on my next food post. :) I haven’t used miso in any of my stir fries…I’ll have to give that a try.

  5. Eva Taylor says:

    With sesame oil a little goes a long way, but adding it to the marinade sounds like a lovely way to add flavour but not overdo it. Very fresh looking meal.

  6. billpeeler says:

    Love the flavor combination of ginger and sesame oil with asian dishes. Stir fry dishes are just awesome.

  7. ChgoJohn says:

    This sounds delicious, Greg, and all I need is some miso and I’m there. Thanks!

  8. A classic for a reason – love the punched up flavors and the crunch of broccoli!

  9. Sesame oil in the marinade. Great idea!

  10. Kristy says:

    Now you’ve got me craving a stir fry. Mmmm. Haven’t had one in a while. :)

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