Chicken and broccoli is a great combination – now cook it in some teriyaki sauce and serve it up over some rice and you’ve really got yourself a dish! I enjoy Chinese food as much as the next person, but takeout isn’t the healthiest option and always leaves me feeling bloated and heavy. This is a healthier take on chicken teriyaki using a homemade sauce. Pre-made teriyaki sauces are delicious, but can be full of a lot of ingredients and sugar. My homemade version is only a few ingredients, it still has sugar but probably not as much! For this dish, you’ll want to cook the broccoli and chicken in the sauce and then remove them to thicken the sauce up. The broccoli will absorb the sauce to become tender and full of flavor, but will still have a bite to it for a great crunch! This dish is sweet, spicy and crunchy. Packed full of protein and veggies its perfect for the entire family!
- 1.5lbs Chicken Breast, Diced
- 2 Cups Broccoli
- 1 Cup Rice
- 1 Red Pepper, Diced
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 Cup Soy Sauce
- 2 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
- 2 Tbsp Sriracha
- 2 Tbsp Minced Garlic
- 3 Tbsp Cornstarch
- Serves: 2-3
- Prep Time: 10 Minutes
- Cook Time: 30 Minutes
- Total Time: 40 Minutes
- Add the rice and 2 cups of water to a pot and turn on medium-high heat.
- Once the water begins to boil, reduce to low, cover and cook for 20 minutes until the rice is tender.
- Lets make the sauce! In a medium bowl whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar, sriracha, rice vinegar, minced garlic, and cornstarch. Set aside until ready to use.
- Heat a large pan over medium heat and add in the oil.
- Once the pan its heated, add in the red pepper and broccoli and cook for 5 minutes until they start to soften.
- Add in the chicken.
- Pour in the sauce and continue cooking until the chicken is cooked through. About 8-10 minutes.
- Once the chicken is completely cooked, remove the chicken, broccoli, and peppers – but leave the sauce in the pan.
- Turn up the heat to high and stir continuously – this will help thicken the sauce. If the sauce is still too runny, you can add more cornstarch (only a little at a time) and whisk until it is fully incorporated.
- Once the sauce is thickened, add the chicken and veggies back in to the sauce and turn off the heat.
- Now that everything had finished cooking, its time to serve.
- Divide the rice between bowls.
- Top with the chicken and broccoli and drizzle the sauce on top! Serve and enjoy!
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