Skinny 15-Minute Sesame Chicken and Broccoli – Skip takeout and make this Asian favorite at home in just minutes!! So EASY and HEALTHIER than what you’d get in a restaurant but tastes just as AWESOME!!
Skinny 15-Minute Sesame Chicken and Broccoli
TOTAL TIME:15 MINUTES
PREP TIME:5 MINUTES
COOK TIME:10 MINUTES
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1.25 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, diced into bite-sized pieces
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 1/2 teaspoons cold water
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 to 2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce, or to taste
2 teaspoons ground ginger
5 cups broccoli florets
salt and pepper, optional and to taste
sesame seeds, for garnishing
To a large skillet, add the oils, chicken, and cook over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, or until chicken is nearly cooked through; stir and flip intermittently to ensure even cooking.
While chicken cooks, to a small bowl, add the cornstarch, water, and stir to dissolve; set slurry aside.
To a separate medium saucepan add the brown sugar, soy sauce, honey, hoisin sauce, chili garlic sauce, ginger, stir to combine, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Allow mixture to bubble gently for 1 minute.
After the mixture is boiling, add the cornstarch slurry, whisk to combine, and allow the sauce to boil and thicken for 2 to 3 minutes; whisking nearly constantly.
Push the chicken to one side of the skillet, add the broccoli to the other side, evenly pour the sauce over the chicken and broccoli, and gently stir to combine and coat evenly.
Cover skillet and cook for about 5 minutes, or until broccoli is as crisp-tender as desired.
Optionally add salt and pepper, evenly sprinkle with the sesame seeds, and serve immediately. Recipe is best fresh but will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months