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Healthier Chinese Takeaway

40m total
4 servings
Healthier Chinese Takeaway Weight Loss Recipe
Contents

    Enjoy the flavors of your favorite Chinese takeaway with this healthier homemade version of Chicken and Broccoli. It's a simple, tasty dish that's light on calories but rich in flavor, featuring tender chicken and crisp broccoli in a savory sauce.

    Servings & Nutrition

    4 servings

    Estimated nutritional breakdown:
    • Calories: 220
    • Total Fat: 6g
    • Cholesterol: 65mg
    • Sodium: 500mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 15g
    • Dietary Fiber: 3g
    • Sugars: 6g
    • Protein: 27g

    Ingredients

    • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
    • 4 cups broccoli florets
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 3 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
    • For the sauce:
    • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon honey or a sugar substitute
    • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

    Directions

    • Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces.
    • Wash and cut broccoli into florets.
    • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
    • Add chicken and cook until browned and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. Remove chicken and set aside.
    • In the same skillet, add a little more olive oil if needed.
    • Add garlic and ginger, sauté for a minute until fragrant.
    • Add broccoli and stir-fry for about 4-5 minutes until it is bright green and tender-crisp.
    • In a bowl, mix soy sauce, oyster sauce, rice vinegar, honey, sesame oil, water, and cornstarch.
    • Return the chicken to the skillet with the broccoli.
    • Pour the sauce over the chicken and broccoli.
    • Stir and cook for a few minutes until the sauce thickens.

    Ready to get cooking?

    This Healthier Chinese Takeaway-Style Chicken and Broccoli is a delicious and nourishing alternative to traditional takeaway, offering a wholesome yet equally satisfying meal. Enjoy nights in with these delicious flavours! 

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I make this dish vegetarian?

    Yes, you can substitute the chicken with tofu or tempeh for a vegetarian version.

    Can I use a different vegetable instead of broccoli?

    Absolutely, feel free to use vegetables like bell peppers, snap peas, or bok choy.

    How can I make this dish gluten-free?

    Use a gluten-free soy sauce or tamari to make this dish gluten-free.

    Can I make this dish spicier?

    Yes, add red pepper flakes or a bit of chili sauce to the sauce mixture for extra heat.

    How long can I store leftovers?

    Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.