Chicken Broccoli and Mushroom Stir Fry
Stir fries are some of those handy "anytime" recipes when you want an easy meal or to use up leftovers. I had some extra veggies in the fridge and wanted to make something tasty before they spoiled. What better than to find a new stir fry recipe? This is a quick and easy stir fry recipe from Natasha's Kitchen that turned out to be really popular at the dinner table!
What You'll Need
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 3/4″ pieces
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chicken broth/stock
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 Tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and grated (*see note)
- 2 medium garlic cloves, grated
- 2 tsp sesame oil, optional but recommended
- 2 Tbsp cooking oil (I used extra light olive oil), divided
- 1 1/4 lb broccoli (about 6 cups broccoli florets)
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 3/4 lb (12 oz) white button mushrooms, sliced
So, you'll want to cut the chicken into 3/4" pieces...As you can see I got a little crazy trying to trim ALL the fat. Mine is a very messy example.
Toss the chicken in the flour and ensure all the pieces are nicely coated.
Let's whisk together the stir fry sauce in the bowl with the remaining flour.
Add the chicken stock, honey, soy sauce, grated ginger, grated garlic and sesame oil (if you're using). Stir until the honey has smoothed out and everything is mixed. Set aside for now.
Let's chop up the veggies! Here the broccoli and mushrooms are ready to go.
Now we'll sear the chicken. Add 1 tsp of olive oil to a pan on medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot add the chicken and stir fry until browned (~5 mins). Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
Using the same pan, add another 1tsp of oil and stir fry the veggies until they've softened.
Now add the sauce to the pan and veggies. Bring the sauce to a boil over medium heat while constantly stirring.
Let everything simmer until the sauce has thickened. For me it took around 3 minutes, but it depends on your sauce and heat.
Add in the chicken and let it finish cooking. Natashas Kitchen recommended around 30 seconds, but I'm always scared of raw chicken so I did it for closer t 2 minutes...just to be safe!
Stir fry complete! Time to add the rice.
Aside from prepping the chicken and veggies, this recipe goes pretty fast once you start cooking. Everything tasted great, the sauce was delicious and the broccoli wasn't too soggy. Definitely a keeper as an easy dinner throughout the work week!