Better Than Take Out – Easy Chicken And Broccoli Recipe



Chicken and broccoli is a super healthy dish and it is so easy to make. I toasted the broccoli first so the vegetable has a lot of flavors. the chicken is tender and savory. You have to try this. it is hundred times better than take out.

**Ingredients For The Chicken Marinade**

– 1 large piece of chicken breast (about 11 ounces)
– 1 tbsp of soy sauce
– 1 tbsp of water
– 2 tbsp of cornstarch
– 1/2 of egg white
– 2 tbsp of oil to stir-fry the chicken

**Ingredients For The Vegetable**

– 2 cups of broccoli
– some carrot slices

**Ingredients For The Sauce**

– 2 tsp of cornstarch
– 1 tsp of grated ginger
– 1 tsp of grated garlic
– 2 tbsp of soy sauce
– 1 tbsp of oyster sauce
– 1 tbsp of brown sugar
– 1/2 tsp of white pepper (can also use black pepper)
– 1/2 cup of chicken stock

– Cut the chicken breast into thin slices.

– Marinate the chicken with 1 tbsp of soy sauce, 1 tbsp of water, 1/2 of egg white, 2 tbsp of cornstarch.

– Mix that up. After you make sure that every piece of chicken is coated nicely, you still want to keep massaging it for another 5 minutes until you can feel that the chicken has a velvety texture. Cornstarch and egg white will give a lot of moisture to the chicken and creates a starchy layer to lock the juiciness inside the meat. That is the key to a tender juicy meat.

– Let the chicken sit for about 20 minutes and we will make a sauce. In a small bowl, add 2 tsp of cornstarch, 1/2 tsp of white pepper (can also use black pepper), 2 tbsp of soy sauce, 1 tbsp of oyster sauce, 1 tbsp of brown sugar, 1 tsp of grated ginger, 1 tsp of grated garlic, 1/2 cup of chicken stock, 1 tsp of dark soy sauce.

– Set the sauce aside and let’s prepare our vegetables.

– Cut the broccoli into bite size and have some thin slices of carrot ready.

– Next, we will toast the vegetable in a pan. Heat the pan really hot then you add your broccoli and the carrot as well. Turn the cut surface face to the pan and wait for it to change color. In about 2 minutes, you can give it a little peek. If you see the color is nice like this one, flip them over and sear the other side. What I am looking for is sort of roasted broccoli. Trust me, this is going to taste really good. Set the vegetable aside and move on to the chicken.

– Turn the gas to the maximum. Add about 2 tbsp of oil. Wait until the oil is hot then add your chicken, separate them. Make sure every piece of the chicken touches the bottom directly. Wait for 1 minute or 2 and you can check the color. If you see it is nice and brown on the bottom then flip all the chicken over. Fry the other side. When both sides have nice color, that is what we are looking for. You can add the broccoli back to the wok. Give that a toss then pour in that delicious sauce. Toss everything together and taste it to see if you need more salt.

– Check the consistency of the sauce. When you see every piece of chicken and broccoli is coated nicely and the sauce is slightly thick, you can take it out. This is a flavorful dish so it is good to just serve it with white rice.

Enjoy your meal! If you have any questions about the recipes, just post a comment, will help you out as soon as possible!

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48 Responses

  1. will f says:

    Recipe is great but I prefer cooking with carbon or stainless steel and cast iron pans. I Know old school. 😁 Keep those recipes coming thanks. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  2. This looks really good Mandy. I love the idea of browning the broccoli in the skillet first. I subscribe to Hot Thai Kitchen too and love her Thai food videos, however I must have missed this tip about broccoli. I have some chicken breast in the freezer and will be making this very soon. Thank you so much!

  3. Andrew. says:

    M arinated
    A wesomeness
    N ectars
    D electable
    Y um-yums

    ( °∆° ) ( °∆° ) ( °∆° )
    Better than takeout ✓
    Will you be making a cookbook for your hungry subscribers and the rest of the world?
    T.V. cooking show?
    Restaurant?
    Big success in whatever
    you do Mandy.
    Well, time for me to go and cook this yum-yum
    feast.

  4. I'm going to make this dish tonight!

  5. Steven D says:

    I love Hot Thai Kitchen!

  6. Gary S says:

    Looks great as always!

  7. Ragna touya says:

    When you going to make sweet duck

  8. Diana Smith says:

    Look very delicious 😍

  9. BrownSkin JJ says:

    I love you channel so much. I've tried many of your recipes and it turned out so well. I can't wait to try this one you saved me sooooo much money from buying Chinese food for my family of 5. Do you know how to make sweet and sour chicken balls? I would love to see that recipe….thanks again for sharing!💕

  10. Kelly W. says:

    Hey Mandy! YUMMY!! I love chicken and broccoli so much…what a delicious dish! I can't wait to make this one too! Love your channel…keep that wok hot and the recipes coming!! Have a super day! : ) Hugs from Texas!! xx

  11. Love this! Looks delicious 👍

  12. Yes it is better than take out

  13. Tisadas4 says:

    I love Hottaikitchen. I was watching her channel before yours. I keep my subscriptions to both of your channels because you are so good at giving details about your dishes and ingredients. Keep it up!

  14. lisa perkins says:

    Thanks. I was waiting for this. It's one of my favorites when I order Chinese takeout.

  15. I always enjoy your videos. And I also think it’s so thoughtful to mention Hot Thai Kitchen…love that channel! I’ve learned so much about Asian cooking from you and Pai. Best wishes!

  16. I liked Hot Thai but I don't like curry dishes and she make curry a lot. That is why I am watching you and stopped watching her. . I want to try this chicken and broccolli.

  17. bee pot says:

    Looks delicious 🙂 life has been difficult lately but your videos always put a smile on my face.

  18. johnny chang says:

    0:39 Just before the egg whites is that a pinch of salt? Also the broccoli and carrot have to be washed and dried before being roasted without oil.

  19. abcd efgh says:

    Dear Madam, again, this is a good one, thank you! If this video had been released a bit earlier, I would have cooked it, but bought some beef tenderloin today to try your beef & broccoli recipe first. Made your braised pork belly recipe yesterday – it's extraordinarily tasteful! Please keep on making videos and helping me to demystify the seven seals of chinese kitchen! I could bath in every single dish you introduce, it looks so good…hungry..

  20. Annie1962 says:

    you can spend that five minutes massaging the chicken whilst watching this video again hahah

  21. I like your Cathy cartoon-like look!

  22. Mie Mie says:

    Hi Mandy, I plan to use chicken thighs instead of the breast, should I skip the egg white?

  23. I also love hot Thai kitchen! And i also love you! Thank you very much for your recipes!

  24. terrific recipe! thank you. 🙂

  25. Cathy Wilson says:

    Thank you, Mandy!!! 😀

  26. ding hern says:

    Thanks for this recipe, I'm sure to try it. I love your beef and broccoli recipe and have cooked it several times already!

  27. M P says:

    Mmm Yet another great video! 🍽👏

  28. I love your channel. Your style is fun and easy to follow. I really need to stop watching late at night, though, because it makes me want to run to the grocery store at midnight just to cook something tasty. Would you consider doing an egg drop soup video? I've tried a couple of times, but I never manage to achieve the silky mouth feel I get from takeout soup. And my eggs never stir in quite right. Thank you!

  29. Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't Thai food normally contain anchovy sauce

  30. Anja H says:

    I'm so excited about this recipe!

  31. paulus huang says:

    Should change your pan already

  32. love your top tips….the thai lady web page I seen before she is good…I need to go to store to get more ingredients for my store cubard..keep up the good work

  33. TOM M says:

    Nice and tasty looking Mandy. Best

  34. Clone36 says:

    Lol, I literally had some chicken, broccoli and carrot in the fridge and scoured YouTube for what to. In the end it was unsatisfying, then this video comes out a day later, if I only I had waited.

  35. Flora Tok says:

    Great cooking n invaluable tips, Mandy! But what really hit me was how gracious u r to mention Pai! That truly show yr generous selfless heart. 🌹

  36. Julia says:

    Looks really good, have to try soon. Could you make a video or give some tips how to make proper rice without rice cooker? I have tried different kinds of rices but nothing seems to be as good as rice in chinese restaurants.

  37. aafa83 says:

    Did you move? Your kitchen is so pretty…love the back splash tiles! Will try this recipe tomorrow.

  38. Troy W says:

    O hhh my cant wait to cook the egg foo YUMMMMMM….

  39. wow it looks really delicious thnxsss for sharing xoxo

  40. ann jean says:

    Delicious! Thank you for sharing.

  41. Can you make dim sum pork soup dumpling video please?

  42. Uuuuh Mandy that tip on "roasting" your veggies in the pan is so cool! Will definitely give it a try! Hope you got your kitchen back together and that doggo doesn't smell like burnt toast anymore..!

  43. Have to make this soon.

  44. MyThehat says:

    how do I print thre recipe

  45. Jim Rolston says:

    Made the chicken part tonight. Didn't have corn starch, so used potato flour. My wife loved it. So did I.Thank you!

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