In this blog, I wanted to share a recipe for some Ginger Chicken Broccoli Stir Fry Delight, I recently made. I had some chicken, broccoli and mushrooms and a few other fresh vegetables on hand and decided to turn them into a delicious, delightful meal. All it takes is a little meal planning, some healthy ingredients and a little time. It is not hard to eat healthy. Cooking can also be fun, if you give it a chance and play around a bit. I found this recipe on Pinterest, but changed it up a bit, by adding some additional vegetables, including some fresh cherry tomatoes and zucchini slices for some added vitamin C, iron and fiber. I also gave some options to if you wanted to make a few of the ingredients a little healthier. Give it a try if you like.
Ginger Chicken Broccoli Stir Fry Delight
- 2 chicken breast, cut into pieces
- 1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2-3 cups (12 -14 oz) fresh broccoli, florets
- 1 small onion, cubed or sliced
- 8 ounces button mushrooms, sliced
- handful of cherry tomatoes sliced
- 1 small zucchini sliced
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup soy sauce or coconut aminos
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar or coconut palm sugar
- 1-1/2 tablespoons grated ginger
- 3 cloves garlic, grated
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1-1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
Combine the chicken broth, water, soy sauce or coconut aminos, sugar, grated ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes, black pepper, sesame oil, and cornstarch in a medium size glass bowl. Mix together until the cornstarch dissolves and then set aside.
Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat. Add the chicken and cook for several minutes, until crisp. When fully browned, remove the chicken from the pan and place on a plate and set aside.
Add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil to the frying pan and add the broccoli, mushrooms, onions and zucchini. Saute the vegetable mix until the broccoli turns bright green and the mushrooms are tender. This will take several minutes. Add the prepared sauce to the vegetables. Top with sliced tomatoes. Stir to coat the vegetables and warm tomatoes. Add the chicken back into the frying pan and stir to coat everything. Serve warm alone or with rice, or use quinoa.
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