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Recipes for Ginger Chicken with Broccoli

Healthy Recipes for Scrumptious Ginger Chicken With Broccoli

Ginger chicken with broccoli is probably one of the most healthy dishes that is easy to make and delicious as well. Read on for some lip smacking recipes.
Dhanya Joy
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2017
Ginger chicken with broccoli is a well-known dish in the Chinese cuisine, and is now being relished world over as an everyday chicken recipe. With a few additions in the ingredients and by experimenting with the cooking method, a few more recipes have been invented.
Apart from being extremely delicious, the nutrition of chicken and the health benefits of broccoli and ginger, make this dish the perfect health food. So when you have nutrition and taste in one simple dish, there's nothing more you will look out for. It is really easy to prepare, just takes a few minutes and does not require the use of very fancy ingredients. So if you are looking for some delicious and mouth-watering ginger chicken recipes, here are a few of them.
Recipe #1
2 tbsp fresh ginger, peeled & minced
1 ½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 ½ lbs boneless, skinless, chicken breast, cut into cubes
1 large onion, sliced into thin rings
3 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup light soy sauce
2 tbsp white vinegar
2 tbsp honey
½ cup scallions, sliced
1 lb broccoli crowns
Heat some oil over medium heat in a large pan and place the chicken pieces in it. Once they start turning brow, turn them over and brown the other side too. Remove the chicken pieces once done and set them aside. In the same pan, add the onions, garlic and ginger and saute them until they turn golden brown. Cook for about 5 minutes and then add the vinegar, soy sauce and honey and cook for another 4 minutes. To this, add the broccoli and cook until they tender. Put the cooked chicken into the pan and stir all the ingredients together. Serve with a garnish of your choice.
Recipe #2
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
3 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp brown sugar
3 tbsp sherry wine
2 tbsp cornstarch
4 tbsp canola oil
5 scallions, cut thinly on the bias
3 inch cube fresh ginger, peeled and cut into fine
2 ripe red fresno chili peppers, sliced thinly on the bias
2 lemons, zest of, in long, thin pieces, and divided into two equal portions
1 lb broccoli, florets broken up into bite sized pieces
1 lemon, washed and cut in half longitudinally then cut into ¼ inch thick
half-moon slices
¼ tsp sesame oil
Marinate the chicken using a tablespoon each of soy sauce, lemon juice, sherry wine, 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and a teaspoon of brown sugar and set aside for a few minutes. Heat a wok over high and add to this the canola oil, scallions, ginger, chillies and some lemon zest. Stir fry the ingredients for a few seconds until they start giving out some fragrance. Add to this the marinated chicken and allow it to brown on one side. Then turn them over to the other side and add to it the rest of the lemon zest. Cook for a few minutes and then remove the chicken and lemon from the wok. Put the rest of the canola oil to the wok, add the broccoli, chicken, soy sauce and lemon zest and drizzle some oil over these. Cook for a few minutes and serve with steamed rice.
Recipe #3
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into ½ inch strips
6 tbsp soy sauce
4 tbsp sherry
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp minced garlic
1 3-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced
2 tbsp canola oil
4 cups broccoli florets, blanched
2 large carrots, ¼-inch sliced diagonally and blanched
2 cups snow peas, trimmed
6 green onions, cut into 1-inch long pieces
1 red bell pepper, julienned
1 tbsp cornstarch dissolved in ½ cup chicken stock
Marinate the chicken in strips in soy sauce, sherry wine, brown sugar, sesame oil and garlic and ginger and place them into the refrigerator for about 4 hours. Heat some oil in a pan and transfer the chicken to the pan, but hold back the marinade. Stir fry the chicken until it turns golden brown and then remove it and transfer it to a plate. Add the vegetables to the same pan and stir fry for about 3 minutes until they turn tender. Add some cornstarch to the reserved marinade and pour this over the vegetables in the pan. Put the chicken into the pan and cook until the gravy starts boiling. Serve with steamed rice.
These were a few of the many ginger chicken with broccoli recipes. Try them out and enjoy the benefit of health plus taste in one single dish!