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Broccoli And Chicken Breast Cubes

Broccoli And Chicken Breast Cubes

An asian favorite, transformed in a quick and healthy dinner.




2/3 cup chicken broth

1 tsp cornstarch

1 tbsp minced garlic, divided

3 tsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided

1/4-1/2 tsp crushed red pepper

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4 -inch cubes

1/4 tsp salt, divided

4 cups broccoli florets

2/3 cup water

2 tbsp chopped fresh basil

1 tsp lemon juice

Freshly ground pepper to taste

Lemon wedges




1. Combine chicken broth, cornstarch and half the garlic in a bowl; whisk until smooth.


2. Heat 1-1/2 tsp oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat.


3. Add remaining garlic and crushed red pepper. Cook while stirring for about 30 seconds. Add chicken breasts. Sauté until chicken breasts change color to white, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.


4. Add remaining  oil to the pan. Add broccoli and a pinch of salt. Cook for 1 minute.


5. Add water, cover and cook until broccoli is crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Transfer to the bowl with chicken.


6. Add chicken stock mixture to the pan and cook, stirring, over medium-high heat, until thickened, 3-4 minutes.


7. Stir in basil and season with lemon juice and pepper. Add chicken and broccoli; heat through. Serve with lemon wedges.


(Makes 4 Servings)


Calories Per Serving: 178