Monday, August 4, 2014

Ginger Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

Ginger Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry with Oyster Sauce recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Tender strips of chicken, and hot, crisp vegetables combined with an Asian inspired sauce is one of the easiest and most popular ways that I get dinner on the table. Broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables to use in a stir fry. The florets hold so much sauce and each bite is full of flavor. The oyster sauce in this recipe adds a savory note that we all enjoyed.

Most of our Asian dishes incorporate a bit of heat or spice, however this is a very flavorful and delicious dish that my whole family enjoyed without any heat at all. If you're like me and can't have too many easy stir-fry dinners, here are a few more you'll want to save for later!



Ginger Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry with Oyster Sauce
recipe loosely adapted from Cooking Canuck
(printable recipe)

3 boneless skinless chicken thighs, about 1 1lb, cut into 1/2" strips
1 tablespoon coconut oil or olive oil
3" piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped very small, about 3 tablespoons minced
2 large cloves garlic, minced
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1 bunch of broccoli, cut into small florets, about 4 cups florets
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon arrowroot or cornstarch
Optional: 1-2 cups of baby mushrooms, halved as desired

Whisk together the oyster sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil and arrowroot. Set aside.

In a very large skillet or wok, warm the oil over high heat. Add the chicken and cook, stirring or tossing frequently, until it is browned, about 10 minutes. Add the ginger, green onions, garlic, broccoli and mushrooms if desired. Cook, stirring or tossing constantly, until the pan is fragrant and the broccoli turns bright green, about 2-3 minutes.

Add water to the mixture and use a wooden spoon or spatula to scrape up all the browned bits. Pour in the soy sauce mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until it thickens, about 1 minute. Serve over rice if desired. Enjoy!

Ginger Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry with Oyster Sauce recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen





(originally posted 09/25/12 - notes and recipe updated 08/04/14)

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24 comments:

  1. Your last picture makes me want to dive right in.

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  2. Wow you really know how to make me want to start eating first thing in the morning!! This looks delicious!

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  3. I've made something similar in the past but yours looks terrific. Love your description of the broccoli holding the sauce. I can taste it now.

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    1. Still loving this recipe! And still loving stir friend broccoli. Miss you :(

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  4. I never think to use such a large amount of ginger, I'm always just grating in little bits here and there, but I think I need to be bolder with it. Love the look of those little juicy baby mushrooms!

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  5. Broccoli is always a hit here too, and I love the flavours in this!

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  6. We have broccoli and oyster sauce. Consider this dish made!

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  7. Love quick stir-fry like this. This is DELISH with ginger.

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  8. Oh yes ginger and oyster sauce it just has to be a winner!

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  9. Mmmmmmm... ginger and oyster sauce really do make a great combination, don't' they??

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  10. This is on my dinner table tonight ... no really, I mean it, this is on my dinner table tonight! Looks wonderful.

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  11. Thanks for this! I am trying it out tonight!

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  12. Am I the only one that noticed the "cheater chopsticks", lol? They are so cute. We had a set of red plastic ones for Trevor growing up but they didn't have the cute body.

    This looks and sounds wonderful. I might accidentally spill some sriracha in there:)

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    1. We've had a couple different styles, but these are my favorite by far! The little guy at the top pops off and you can use any kind of chopsticks with him. Plus, he is made of rubber, so the chopsticks take all kinds of abuse from the kids without breaking. I seriously love these!

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  13. Made this for supper tonight, my boyfriend and I loved it!

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  14. Great post! Actually, this is one of my favorite stir fry because it is easy to cook and tastes great. By the way, I know also a site about stir fry recipes, you can Know them All Here!

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  15. I can't wait to try these. Two of my favorite dishes:*

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  17. Made it tonight... Thought would order order takeout... Took less than 10 mins... Loved it

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  18. Made this for dinner tonight. Added kohl-rabi, zucchini, celery and it was great! Thanks for the recipe.

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  19. This is a great dish to be enjoyed. Ginger adds a flavor kick that cannot be ignored. Love it.

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  20. This is one of those classic dinners that's super easy to put together mid-week. Love it!

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