Chicken Broccoli Stir-Fry

Source: Sunset

Yield: 4 servings


  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 pound boned, skinned chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into ½-inch strips (about 2 cups)
  • 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 6 cups broccoli florets (each about 1½ inch)
  • 1½ teaspoon sambal oelek
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 cups cooked white rice
  • ¼ cup chopped roasted salted peanuts


Heat a wok or large frying pan over high heat until very hot, 3 to 4 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons oil and swirl wok to coat. Add chicken. Cook undisturbed until browned, about 2 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons soy sauce. Cook until liquid begins to caramelize around chicken, stirring frequently, about 2 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate.
Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil to wok and swirl to coat. Add bell pepper and garlic. Cook, stirring often, until garlic is golden brown, about 2 minutes. Add broccoli, sambal oelek, and hoisin; toss to coat. Cook until broccoli is tender-crisp, about 5 minutes.
Whisk together remaining 3 tablespoons soy sauce, the broth, and cornstarch; pour into wok and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly, until sauce is thickened, 1 minute.
Stir in chicken and any juices. Stir-fry until chicken is cooked through and broccoli is tender, about 1 minute.
Serve over rice, sprinkled with peanuts.

Nutrition Information

Per serving: 558 calories, 201 calories from fat; 38g protein; 22g fat (3.5g saturated fat); 52g carbohydrates, 5.6g fiber; 1,305mg sodium; 83mg cholesterol.