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Stir-fry chicken with steamed broccoli

by Kiran on November 23, 2009 · 21 comments

in Food & Recipes

I posted this photo a few weeks ago on my photo-blog. My blog reader, Aditya, requested for the recipe. How can I refuse to such a darn simple recipe? I can never keep this secret to myself 😀



  • 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken tenders {chopped into bite size}
  • 1/2 lbs broccoli crowns
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 2 tbsp Chicken Marinade [Any brand would do. If you can’t find any, mix some sugar, cornstarch & soy sauce into some water to make your own marinade.]
  • 1 tbsp chinese rice cooking wine
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil


In a bowl, add the chicken tenders, ginger and chicken marinade. Mix and let stand for 30 minutes.


Wash and trim broccoli to bite size. I used a steamer to steam the broccoli in the rice cooker – covered, for 2 minutes. You can use a double-boiling system to steam the vegetables.


  1. Heat skillet to medium-high, add cooking oil.
  2. Add the marinated chicken and cook for 3 minutes each side. Don’t not stir the chicken till it’s cooked on each side.
  3. Sprinkle in the crushed red pepper and garlic.
  4. Add the rice cooking wine. Fry for a minute.
  5. Throw in the steamed broccoli and stir-fry for 1/2 minute.
  6. Remove from heat and serve immediately with fluffy, steamed rice. Bon Apetite!

The rice cooking wine and ready-made marinade has salt and seasonings. Unless you are using the homemade marinade, you might have to taste for salt. Sprinkle some if need be 🙂 After adding broccoli, do not overcook it. A little al-dente, retains the color and taste.


1 sakhi November 23, 2009 at 9:56 PM

yummy yummy… 😀 😀
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2 Kiran November 24, 2009 at 10:02 AM

Yummy in the tummy 😀

3 neo November 24, 2009 at 7:40 AM

ill eat that any day.. looks spicy too .. is their any way to avoid broccoli may be replace it with something else?? cause im not a big fan of it.. 😀
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4 Kiran November 24, 2009 at 10:05 AM

The spiciness is very mild. You can add a little more crushed red pepper, but make sure you cook it well 🙂

You can replace broccoli with beans or just make it all chicken if you are not at all fancy of vegetables. Let us know how it was 😀

5 Reema November 24, 2009 at 7:50 AM


6 Kiran November 24, 2009 at 10:05 AM


7 Dave Lucas November 24, 2009 at 8:02 AM

This looks really good! I’ve posted maybe 5 recipes on my blog (out of more than 3,000 posts!) I haven’t had much success with chicken, but I’m gonna try this one! By the way, every year about this time, I open up my blog and invite GUEST-POSTERS to contribute. Please let me know if you’re interested.

8 Kiran November 24, 2009 at 10:07 AM

Welcome to Chatterbox Dave, and thanks for your comments. Do try this simple recipe and let us know of the outcome 🙂

Regarding Guest-Posting, I would reply to your email. Thanks for the consideration.

9 dinu November 24, 2009 at 10:22 AM

tell me about a chicken dish , easy to cook 😀
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10 Kiran November 24, 2009 at 7:19 PM

Cook and tell me how it turned out for you 😀

11 The Successor November 24, 2009 at 11:50 AM

If there’s one thing that gets me to shut up and stop being judgmental, it’s food. slurp.
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12 Kiran November 24, 2009 at 7:19 PM

Thanks for the tip 😀 Shall warn every one in the blogosphere 😉

13 Uttoran Sen November 25, 2009 at 4:56 AM

sounds like a great recipe, but the problem is that i could not find broccoli in my town (Ranchi) no departmental store or any other place have it… i was actually searching for it for the past month…
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14 Kiran November 26, 2009 at 1:39 AM

Welcome to Chatterbox, Sen and thanks for the comments. It is an awesomely simple recipe. Try substituting broccoli with beans. It would still taste good!

15 Tech-Freak Stuff November 25, 2009 at 8:05 AM

I need to show this Recipe to my MOM! Appears to be delicious..
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16 Kiran November 26, 2009 at 1:41 AM

I am flattered! Hope you would enjoy cooking it for your family, Aunty 😉

17 Nita November 25, 2009 at 10:38 AM

What I liked about Chinese recipes is that they can be so quick to make, simple to remember and absolutely tasty! And yeah, less on oil too. I think ginger, soy sauce and wine make an excellent seasoning for any chinese dish. Just frying boneless chicken in this mixture in a little olive oil can make a very neat meal.
Your dish looks very good Kiran. I think presentation is very important and makes one’s digestive juices flow! Mine are flowing right now!
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18 Kiran November 26, 2009 at 1:42 AM

Ditto about Chinese recipes 🙂

Thanks for the compliments Nita – give this simple and delish recipe a try! It’s a winner for sure 🙂

19 Kelvin Servigon December 3, 2009 at 9:56 AM

love the photo, uhm, who took the photo? You? really nice..
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20 Kiran December 9, 2009 at 11:28 PM

Thanks Kelvin 🙂 Of course, I am the photographer! You can view my photo-blog gallery at

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