Chinese Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe Video, Low Fat

With Fresh Ginger, Garlic, Almonds, Oyster Sauce & Sambal

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Active/Total Time: 30 mins/30 minsServes: 4

This low-fat stir fry recipe is a great starting point for learning to make your own custom stir fry dishes. Here, you'll be including broccoli, green onions, garlic, ginger and almonds to the dish, but there are many other ingredients that you can add or substitute as you continue to make it over time. Try adding red bell peppers, snap peas, baby bok choy, celery, carrots, or cashews (instead of almonds).

The sauce is extremely flavorful, authentic, and will have some heat along with a sweet yet slightly acidic bite to it. For less heat, go easy on the sambal oelek -- this is a bright red chili often used in Indonesian cuisine. The oyster sauce is one ingredient you won't want to substitute, though. It's found in most Asian specialty markets and may even be available at your grocery store.

Here's a tidbit to increase your culinary know-how: When you marinate the chicken in cornstarch and oil, it's called "velveting." This is a Chinese technique for keeping the chicken's moisture intact and sealed when stir-frying. When you want to use other meats in this recipe, such as shrimp or thinly sliced beef, you can use the same velveting technique and it'll work just as well.

Ingredients
  • 1 pound chicken breasts
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp medium-dry sherry
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp sambal oelek
  • 1 1/2 to 2 Tbsp oyster sauce
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp medium-dry sherry
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 slice of ginger (about 1/4-inch)
  • 3 cups broccoli
  • 2 green onions
  • 1/3 cup almonds
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp vegetable oil

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