Stir-fried chicken with broccoli & brown rice

Stir-fried chicken with broccoli & brown rice

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(39 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 2

Combine lean chicken with super-healthy broccoli, ginger and garlic for a quick and cheap, weeknight dinner

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal448
  • fat9g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs56g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre6g
  • protein33g
  • salt1.4g
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  • 200g trimmed broccoli florets (about 6), halved



    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 1 chicken breast (approx 180g), diced
  • 15g ginger, cut into shreds



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 2 garlic cloves, cut into shreds
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 roasted red pepper, from a jar, cut into cubes
  • 2 tsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp reduced-salt soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 1 tbsp honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • 250g pack cooked brown rice


  1. Put the kettle on to boil and tip the broccoli into a medium pan ready to go on the heat. Pour the water over the broccoli then boil for 4 mins.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a non-stick wok and stir-fry the ginger, garlic and onion for 2 mins, add the mild chilli powder and stir briefly. Add the chicken and stir-fry for 2 mins more. Drain the broccoli and reserve the water. Tip the broccoli into the wok with the soy, honey, red pepper and 4 tbsp broccoli water then cook until heated through. Meanwhile, heat the rice following the pack instructions and serve with the stir-fry.

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5th Oct, 2017
I really like this recipe, it has become a favourite in our household. I generally use more than 1tbsp of soy sauce, and I always add sliced water chesnuts for some extra crunch.
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19th Apr, 2017
Awesome, thanks for a new recipe added to my palette. Nice & easy, the honey gives a lovely sweet taste especially to the broccoli & onion. I used a fresh red pepper and ground ginger, and added paprika.
4th Jan, 2017
Really liked this recipe. Swapped the peppers for tomatoes as my partner isn't keen on peppers. Worked well. Could have done with a little more ginger and garlic in my opinion.
3rd Jan, 2017
Kept true to the recipe. My husband LOVED it. 5*
22nd Apr, 2016
Simple yet healthy and tasty!
12th Apr, 2016
Really enjoyed this!
12th Apr, 2016
Really enjoyed this!
10th Mar, 2016
Super tasty! I recommend allowing 1tbsp of the honey and soy sauce per person and using 4 tbsp of the broccoli water per person, unbelievably tasty, so glad I came across this recipe, I now make this for tea at least once a week and always look forward to it!
13th Feb, 2016
I have added this recipe to my 'Weekday Meals' collection. It is quick, and incredibly versatile, as you could potentially substitute any other quick-frying meat and vegetables such as pork, minute steak, asparagus, mange tout... the possibilities are endless. I substituted fresh chilli for the powder, but I was otherwise was loyal to the recipe and it was lovely.
25th Oct, 2015
Made this for dinner tonight and it was lovely! We like things spicy so I added in chill flakes, extra soy and some piri piri sauce and it went down a treat! Will definitely add it to my repertoire of quick and easy dinners! :D


16th Nov, 2015
Do I need to cook the chicken first?
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10th Dec, 2015
This recipe uses raw chicken breast, but if you wanted to use cooked chicken, left over from a roast perhaps, add it to the wok at the same time as the cooked broccoli.
25th Nov, 2015
I used raw chicken but obviously cooked until cooked through......longer than 2 mins.
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