Craving a Chinese classic, but looking for a healthier and less expensive alternative? Look no further — this creative spin on garlic chicken and broccoli lets you eat right and get the Chinese takeout flavor you savor. Plus it feeds a crew with a healthy and hearty meal that’s sure to satisfy even the pickiest eaters.
Thanks to Taste of Home for bringing this delicious dish to our homes!
- 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-in. pieces
- 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
- 4 medium carrots, julienned
- 1 can (8 oz.) sliced water chestnuts, drained
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
- ¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ⅓ cup cornstarch
- ⅓ cup water
- Hot cooked rice
- In a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker, combine chicken, broccoli, carrots, water chestnuts and garlic.
- In a large bowl, mix the next 7 ingredients. Pour over the chicken mixture.
- Cook, covered, on low until chicken and broccoli are tender, 3-4 hours.
- Remove chicken and vegetables. Keep warm.
- Strain cooking juices into a small saucepan and skim fat. Bring juices to a boil.
- In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir into cooking juices.
- Return to a boil. Cook and stir until thickened (1-2 minutes).
- Serve with chicken, vegetables and hot cooked rice.
If you have family members who claim to not like broccoli, this recipe is sure to make them a believer.
Give it a try and turn dinner time into family time!