Ok I love Asian Food. I love everything about it. I love the spice. I love the freshness. I love the ingredients. So my love of Asian food has been declared. I even cook it at home on a regular basis. That being said I have never been able to come up with a good and satisfying chicken and broccoli recipe. I love the one my local take out joint makes (I always get it with extra chicken) and this is the closest I have ever gotten to anything I have ever eaten an Asian restaurant. I hope it comes close for you too. You can also change things up and us steak or shrimp or add other veggies (I change it last night and made it with shrimp, steak, green beans and mushrooms) Enjoy!
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (more or less depending on your taste)
1 tablespoon cornstartch
1 pound boneless-skinless chicken thighs, thinly sliced
Olive Oil or Canola oil
1 bunch of broccoli, cut into florets
1/4 cup water
2 scallions, thinly sliced
In a large bowl mix together the soy sauce, 1/2 the garlic, sugar, cornstarch and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine. Season with pepper. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Add to the soy sauce mixture. Mix together. Let marinate for 20 minutes.
In a large saute or fry pan heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add in garlic. Then add in the broccoli. Season with salt, pepper and more crushed red pepper. Cook for 1 minute. Add in water and cover the pan. Continue to cook the broccoli while covered for another 4 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
Add more oil to the pan (about 2 tablespoons) and crank the heat up to medium-high. Add in the chicken and the scallions. Cook chicken until cooked through, about 3 minutes. Add in broccoli. Stir to combine and cook for an additional minute.
Serve over rice and Enjoy!