20-Minute Dinner: Chicken and Broccoli

Okay, so chicken and broccoli isn’t the most exciting dinner, but does “20 minutes” sound amazing?! It may not sound exciting, but the homemade teriyaki sauce will change your mind. This meal is simple and quick and you probably have everything you need at home already! With a great balance of sweet and kick, there’s really no reason you shouldn’t add this to your menu. And yes I am a process editor and I just used a double negative. Anyway, here you go.

* 2 heads broccoli, broken down into small florets
* 2t minced garlic
* 1/2C low-sodium soy sauce
* 1/4C water
* 2T cornstarch
* 2T rice vinegar
* 1/4C dark brown sugar
* 1/4-1/2t crushed red pepper flakes
* 1T vegetable oil
* ~1-1.5lbs chicken breast, cut into small chunks

In a medium-sized saucepan, bring enough water for blanching the broccoli to a boil. Add the broccoli and blanch for 5 minutes. Strain the broccoli and wash it with cold water.

While the broccoli cooks, whisk together the garlic, soy sauce, water, corn starch, rice vinegar, and crushed red pepper. Set aside.

In a large wok or sauté pan, brown the chicken in the vegetable oil over medium high heat. Drain and then add the broccoli and reduce the heat to medium. Pour in the sauce and cook for about 5 minutes and allow it to thicken up, mixing the chicken and broccoli in the sauce until everything is well coated.

Serve over rice with an extra sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes.

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