Quick Summer Meals ~ Thai Stir fried Broccoli Chicken

Stir fried Broccoli Chicken with Homemade Mango Juice ~ Our meal today

I tried a Thai inspired sweet and savory sauce for a simple broccoli and chicken stir fry and it did not disappoint. The sauce included peanut butter that added sweetness, red chilli flakes gave a touch of spice while lemon juice provided the tang. The roasted red pepper and carrots went well with the chicken and broccoli and the final garnish of cherry tomatoes and toasted cashew nuts packed that extra punch.

Use seasonal vegetables and greens of your choice, shrimp can also be included while vegetarians can replace chicken with paneer or tofu. Makes for a perfect summer meal – quick (under 30 mts), healthy, light on the stomach and delicious! ๐Ÿ™‚

Stir fried Broccoli Chicken Recipe

Prep & Cooking Time: 20-25 mts

Serves 4 persons

Cuisine: Thai inspired

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Ingredients:

1/2″ ginger or galangal, julienne

1-2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 onion, cut into 8 pieces

1 carrot, julienne

1 red bell pepper, julienne

1 small head broccoli, blanch in hot water for 2 mts, drain competely

1 cup boneless chicken, cooked

1 tbsp oil

coriander leaves or parsley for garnish

4-5 cherry tomatoes for garnish

7-8 roasted cashew nuts for garnish

Stir fry sauce ingredients (combine)

3/4 – 1 tsp red chilli flakes

1/2-1 tsp light soya sauce

1/2 tbsp lemon juice or vinegar (adjust)

1-2 tsps honey or brown sugar

1 1/4 tbsps peanut butter

3-4 tbsps hot water

salt to taste

1 Heat oil in a large wok, once the oil is hot, add the ginger, garlic and onion and cook on high for a mt, constantly stir frying. Add the cooked boneless chicken and toss for 3-4 mts.
2 Add carrots and broccoli and cook for a mt on high flame. Add bell pepper and stir fry for 3 mts, tossing vegetables constantly lest they burn.
3 Adjust salt, spice and sweet flavors by taste testing the sauce. Add the prepared sauce mixture and toss all the vegetables till well combined with sauce. Combine well and cook for a mt on low flame till vegetables turn crisp tender.
4 Turn off heat, remove onto serving plate and garnish with toasted cashew nuts, cherry tomatoes and parsley or fresh coriander leaves.

Quick Summer Meals ~ Thai Stir fried Broccoli Chicken

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 Serves: 3

 Main Ingredients:

  •  carrots
  •   bell peppers
  •   broccoli
  •   chicken
  •   peanut butter

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I tried a Thai inspired sweet and savory sauce for a simple broccoli and chicken stir fry and it did not disappoint. The sauce included peanut butter that added sweetness, red chilli flakes gave a touch of spice while lemon juice provided the tang.
  • deepa

    absolutely delicious…
    thanks a lot.

  • http://thediaryofadisplacedhousewife.blogspot.com/ The Housewife

    Looks very satisfying and oh soo yummy! Thanks for the recipe ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m going to try it with brown rice or buckwheat soba noodles.

  • http://www.rajendermanju.blogspot.com Manju Rajender

    Looks colourful and it is healthy and delicious for sure ๐Ÿ™‚

  • sarita

    Hi Sailu

    had it for yesterdays lunch. Turned out a winner
    Please post more of these recipes –
    they are healthy but living outside India it is hard to find Indian vegetable. Easier to make this stuff

    Hope you can post ‘pad thai’ –

    thanks

  • deepika

    i want to learn crab (pitala kura)… plz sailu show this video or method to me.

  • Priya

    Made a veggie version of this stir fry with tofu for weekday lunch… it turned out tasty can’t wait to hog in the afternoon.

  • Namita Panagaria

    superb recipe!!!!! great on taste and lovely for health!!!!