Now that I’m actually home more than 6 nights a month, I’m enjoying getting to try different recipes. This month, BIRCHBOX is doing the BIRCHBOX Challenge with different challenges every day. This past Sunday’s challenge was making lunch your biggest meal of the day. So this was the perfect excuse to try this new chicken and broccoli I thought sounded awesome. The best part is that it’s only about 150 calories per serving!
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tsp finely chopped ginger
1 cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tsp sugar
2 cups broccoli florets
2 tsp corn starch
I will also note that finely chopping garlic and ginger is harder than you’d think and mine definitely wasn’t as “fine” as I’d like it to be. In all honesty, I just got tired of dealing with it and it is what it is, it tastes the same, you just don’t have tiny bits of garlic. I also opted to use fresh garlic, you could use minced garlic in a jar. I don’t like to do that because storing it in your fridge undoubtedly makes your fridge smell like garlic until you get rid of the fridge. Since I rent and have no desire to burn this place down over some garlic, I just used fresh garlic which isn’t as lingering.
Then add 3/4 cup chicken broth, soy sauce, and sugar. I mixed all these in a measuring cup and poured over my chicken. Cover your pan and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring a couple of times.
Then you are going to mix the corn starch with 1/4 cup broth and stir into the chicken and broccoli. Continue cooking and stir frequently, until the sauce is thickened.
I happen to prefer brown rice so that’s what I made.