Quick & Easy Broccoli Sesame Chicken

Tonight was just one of those nights I didn’t want to cook. Like, at all! I know, surprising. But also kinda not really.

I cook everyday and sometimes, takeout sounds easier. While there is a lot of good food in the Orlando area, getting it is another story. Either I have to drive 30 minutes to go pick it up (not worth the hour + time in the car) or delivery takes 2 hours. There’s no middle ground! If I’m lucky, we’ll coordinate with a friend who is also getting takeout from the same pace on the same day and the same time and we’ll plan for that, but really, I can cook something tastier and faster.

So, here we are, again. It’s dinnertime. And I don’t want to cook. But I do. So I make my easy broccoli and sesame chicken. It’s so delicious, so easy and I always have the handful of ingredients on hand. This is one of those ‘don’t have to think about the details when cooking’ kinda meal.

I know this is one you’ll keep in your back pocket for dinner when you need something fast and delicious for friends or family (or both!). Let me know how you like it in the comments below!

Quick & Easy Broccoli Sesame Chicken

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small crown broccoli, chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Sesame seeds, to taste

Directions

  1. In a large pan, warm oil. Once warmed, add onion and garlic and toss until fragrant, about 2-3 minutes. Add chicken and season generously with salt and pepper. After 2-3 minutes, add broccoli and toss.
  2. While chicken and broccoli are cooking, make sauce: in a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce and ketchup. Set aside.
  3. In another small bowl, combine cornstarch and water and mix until combined.
  4. Once chicken and broccoli are mostly done cooking, about 6-8 more minutes, pour in sauce and cornstarch mixture. Still until it begins to thicken. Remove from heat.img_3422
  5. To serve, plate over rice and top with sesame seeds. Enjoy!img_3426

Adapted from: armagazine.com

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