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Healthier Chinese Takeaway

40m prep
4m 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.