When I order Chinese food, one of my preferred dishes is broccoli beef. I love the slippery sauce, the chewy beef, and the crisp broccoli. However, I rarely enjoy this combination at home. When cooking Chinese, I prefer to make healthier variations of my restaurant favorites.
That's why I'm excited for this recipe of chicken with broccoli. It combines skinless, boneless chicken breasts with broccoli and bamboo shoots. The sauce is a mixture of ginger, soy sauce, and rice vinegar. For a complete meal, I'll serve with baked brown rice. To redo this classic takeout item, get the recipe and read more. From The Nest Ingredients 1 pound broccoli -- use fresh broccoli for best results Directions Serves 3-4.
Chicken With Broccoli
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
1 pound skinless boneless chicken breast, cut into 3⁄4-inch cubes
3 tablespoons dark soy sauce
3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
11⁄2 teaspoons sugar
4 tablespoons canola oil
2 slices unpeeled fresh ginger
1 garlic clove, crushed with the side of a knife and peeled
1 (8-ounce) can sliced bamboo shoots, drained
1 teaspoon sesame oil
From The Nest
1 pound broccoli -- use fresh broccoli for best results