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Empress Chicken & Broccoli Recipe

Empress Chicken & Broccoli Recipe

Chinese food cooking at home is easy, and this recipe is a great way to start exploring Chinese Cooking at home. Empress Chicken & Broccoli is a spicy stir fry that will wake up your taste buds.

Empress Chicken & Broccoli

Serves 6
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
By author Dish Ditty


  • 3 tablespoons Vegetable Oil (Divided by 1 Tbl + 2 Tbl)
  • 2-3 cups Broccoli Florets
  • 2 dashes Salt
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1lb Sliced Velveted Chicken Breast (* See Notes to Velvet Chicken)
  • 1/2 cup Light Soy Sauce
  • 1 heaped tablespoon Chili Garlic Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Oyster Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup Green Onion (chopped)


How to Velvet Chicken


Step 1
In small bowl, mix together the Lo Mein sauce, chili garlic sauce, sugar and cornstarch and set aside.
Step 2
In large wok or pan with lid, heat 1 tablespoon of oil on high. Add the broccoli and toss cooking on high for about 1 minute. Be sure to keep it moving to prevent the broccoli from burning. Add the 1/4 cup of water, toss, cover and cook for 1 minute or until broccoli is bright green. Remove from pan and set aside.

Alternatively, you can optionally choose to steam or par-boil your broccoli.
Step 3
Wipe pan out with a paper towel to remove excess moisture. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and heat on high. Add in the velvet chicken and cook on high until the chicken is fully cooked (about 2-3 minutes).
Step 4
Add to the chicken the sauce and broccoli. Toss to coat and cook on high until bubbly (this is about 1-2 minutes). Remove from heat and serve over white rice.
Step 5
Chili Garlic Sauce
Picture of the Chili Garlic Sauce I used

Empress Chicken & Broccoli by Dish Ditty Recipes
Empress Chicken & Broccoli

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