Stir-fried chicken with broccoli & brown rice

Stir-fried chicken with broccoli & brown rice

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(70 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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Emily Charlotte's picture
Emily Charlotte
4th Jun, 2020
Deliciously hot and sweet. Perfect amount for two.
20th Apr, 2020
Swapped chicken for diced halloumi to make it vegetarian, cooked the halloumi first to crisp it and then returned to the pan at add chicken stage . Really good
16th Dec, 2019
I substitute the chicken for a pack of vegetarian chicken pieces and it was great!
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Becca Jackson
25th Sep, 2019
Made a really nice meal
Finnley Tanner's picture
Finnley Tanner
23rd Apr, 2020
Amazing!! Everybody loved it. I added loads of fresh chillies and way more honey and soy sauce. It was amazing!!!!
26th Jan, 2019
Really tasty and super quick to cook. I added some cashews for a bit of crunch. Was surprised at how nice this was. I also used hot chilli powder as opposed to mild and it was lovely!
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*


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Finnley Tanner
7th Sep, 2019
Is the recipe freezable at any stage?? Thanks
goodfoodteam's picture
9th Sep, 2019
Thanks for your question. To maintain the texture in this dish, we do not recommend freezing it. All our recipes that are just as good when frozen are marked with a blue star above the nutritional information. We hope this helps in future.
16th Nov, 2015
Do I need to cook the chicken first?
goodfoodteam's picture
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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