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Garlicky Chicken and Broccoli

Posted by on July 20, 2014

ChefGarlicky Chicken and Broccoli
Ever wonder the secret to really tender chicken stir-fry? A simple egg white-cornstarch marinade and easy poaching technique, gives juicy results every time.


1 large egg white(s)
2 tablespoons rice cooking wine, or sherry wine
3 ⅔ tablespoons cornstarch, divided
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 pound(s) uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s), use thin cutlets, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons ketchup
4 teaspoons dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons chili sauce, such as sambal oelek (or to taste)
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon ginger root, fresh, minced
5 cup(s) uncooked broccoli, cut into bite-size pieces
1 cup(s) reduced-sodium chicken broth
4 medium uncooked scallion(s), thinly sliced

1. In a glass dish, whisk together egg white, rice wine, 3 tablespoons cornstarch and salt; add chicken and toss to coat. Cover dish and marinate chicken for 30 minutes (or overnight).
2. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, chili sauce and remaining 2 teaspoons cornstarch; set aside.
3. When ready to cook, bring a large pot of water to a boil; remove chicken from marinade and add to pot (discard marinade). Poach until chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes; drain well and set aside.
4. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet (or wok) over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add broccoli and toss to coat. Pour broth over broccoli and increase heat to medium-high; cover skillet and cook until broccoli is crisp tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in chicken and reserved sauce; reduce heat to low and simmer until thick, about 3 minutes. Garnish with scallions and serve. Yields about 1 cup per serving.

To slice the raw chicken more easily, purchase thin cutlets and/or freeze the chicken before slicing it.
• Prep: 30 Minutes
• Cook: 20 Minutes

(6 servings)

Source: Weight Watchers

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