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Chinese Chicken and Broccoli
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4.91 from 20 votes

Chicken and Broccoli

Total Time35 minutes
Servings: 4 people


For the Chicken:

  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper (black pepper is okay)
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp tapioca flour

For the Sauce:

  • 3 tsp tapioca flour
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos (I like Big Tree Farm brand)
  • 1 tsp fish sauce (I use Red Boat brand)
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp finely grated ginger

For the Stir-Fry:

  • 2 tbsp avocado oil, or more as needed
  • 6 cups broccoli, cut into florets


Prepare the Chicken:

  • Place chicken in a single layer across a cutting board and cover with wax paper. Using a meat mallet or the bottom of a skillet, pound the chicken until it is a uniform 1/2 inch thickness. Then, cut chicken into 1/2 inch sized cubes.
  • Place the cubed chicken in a large bowl with the avocado oil, kosher salt, white pepper, coconut aminos and tapioca. Toss until well combined. Set aside.

Make the Sauce:

  • In a small bowl, combine all of the "for the sauce" ingredients and whisk until well combined and the tapioca has dissolved in the mixture. Set aside.

Make the Stir Fry:

  • Heat oil in a large, non-stick skillet or wok over medium-high heat. When hot and in batches so as to be careful not to overcrowd the pan, cook the chicken until golden brown on both sides and cooked through, 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer cooked chicken to a plate and continue, adding oil if your skillet seems dry as needed, until all the chicken is browned and cooked through.
  • In the same skillet (still over medium-high heat), add the broccoli florets and 1/4 cup of water to the skillet. Cook, stirring, until the water has completely evaporated, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the sauce to the skillet with the broccoli and cook, stirring, until the sauce just begins to thicken, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the chicken and any of it's juices back into the skillet with the broccoli and sauce. Simmer, stirring, until the sauce is thick and coats the chicken evenly, about 2 to 4 more minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!