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Healthy Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry + GIVEAWAY

Quick, easy and healthy! This Asian Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry from The Weekday Lunches & Breakfasts Cookbook is a great addition to your weekday lunch or dinner rotation.

white plate with chicken and broccoli stir fry over brown rice

For the last couple of months, I’ve been doing a great job of not only planning out dinners each week, but also going through my beloved cookbook collection to try out new recipes. I have quite a few favorite go-to cookbooks, two of them from my friend Mary of Barefeet In The Kitchen blog. Her style of cooking is my style of cooking – simple and perfect for our busy family.

I shared with you Mary’s Cheesy Southwest Beef & Potato Skillet from her first cookbook a couple of years ago and let me tell you, this dish is requested OFTEN in my house. My kids love it and have nicknamed it “cheeseburger on a plate”, I’m thinking the beef, cheese and potatoes have something to do with that. I’ll take it.

Mary’s most recent cookbook The Weekday Lunches & Breakfasts Cookbook is just as awesome as her first one. She writes her recipes so well, with clear and easy instructions that her young sons can follow and cook from. I love how she involves her family in the kitchen (if you follow her on Instagram you can catch glimpses of her sweet family).

skillet with chicken and broccoli

This Asian Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry is the first I tried from her new cookbook and it’s one I know I’ll be making again. Seriously, so simple and comes together in under 30 minutes – my family loved it. I cooked it for dinner but it would be absolutely perfect if you are looking for something to meal prep for lunches throughout your week.

All you need for this healthy chicken and broccoli stir fry is a skillet and a few ingredients – you can’t beat that!

I also cooked up her Slow Cooker Green Chile Pulled Pork last week which was great for quick quesadillas or rice bowls. There are so many recipes I have marked to try including her Slow Cooker Nutty Coconut Granola and Taco Rice (all pictured in collage below).

photo collage of Weekday Lunches & Breakfasts Cookbook plus 3 photos of recipes from inside book

In addition to sharing Mary’s healthy chicken and broccoli stir fry recipe, we are giving away a copy of her newest cookbook, The Weekday Lunches & Breakfast Cookbook, as well as a bonus copy of her first cookbook, The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook. These are two cookbooks I feel will be a wonderful addition to anyone’s kitchen – especially busy families like mine and hers. These cookbooks are true gems! See directly below to enter giveaway. Recipe follows.

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healthy chicken and broccoli stirf fry

Asian Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry


  • Author: Mary Younkin | The Weekday Lunches & Breakfasts Cookbook
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 servings
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine: Asian

Description

Quick, easy and healthy! This Asian Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry from The Weekday Lunches & Breakfasts Cookbook is a great addition to your weekday lunch or dinner rotation.


Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons light flavored oil or refined coconut oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, sliced thin
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon chili paste
  • 3 cups bite-size broccoli florets
  • Cooked rice for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat large stainless steel skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1/2 tablespoon of oil, and let it warm for a few seconds. Add the onion strips and let them cook for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and stir. Push the garlic and onion to the outside of the pan.
  2. Pour the remaining oil in the center of the skillet. Add the chicken. Spread across the skillet and sprinkle with cornstarch. Cook without stirring for 2 minutes, until browned, and then use a sturdy metal spatula to lift and flip each piece of chicken. Cook for 1 minute.
  3. While the chicken is cooking, stir together the soy sauce, honey and chili paste. Add the sauce to the skillet and stir to combine.
  4. Add the broccoli on top of the other ingredients and cover with lid. Cook for 2 minutes. The broccoli should be bright green and barely softened. Remove the lid and stir, scraping up any bits of sauce or meat from the bottom of the skillet. Simmer 1 minute to thicken the sauce, stirring frequently. Serve on its own or over rice, if desired.

Notes

Great for meal prep: Store this in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stove. This can be stored in one large container or portioned into individual servings for storage and reheating.

Note: Boneless skinless chicken breasts can be used in place of thighs in this recipe (I used chicken breast because it’s what I had in freezer). However, breasts will cook faster, so take care not to overcook.

Looking for more skillet meals that are great for make-ahead lunches or dinners? Check these out:

Skillet Italian Sausage and Peppers

Skillet Lemon Pepper Chicken with Artichokes, Mushrooms and Asparagus

Southwest Chicken Skillet

Sweet Potato Skillet Tex Mex Style

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34 Responses to “Healthy Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry + GIVEAWAY”

  1. Sarah jane jennings posted November 5, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    I love stir fry! And I’ve been wanting to add to my cookbook collection! 

    • Aggies Kitchen posted November 6, 2018 at 6:25 am

      Yes! It comes together so easy and easy to change up too! You would love these books! Good luck and thanks for entering!

  2. Zach posted November 5, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    I’m a huge fan of soups and tis the season. Would love to have this cookbook on my shelf and utilizing new recipes to explore!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted November 6, 2018 at 6:24 am

      I love soup too…a lot. She has a lot of good soups in her books. Good luck and thanks for entering the giveaway!

  3. Kristin posted November 5, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    I love turkey wraps and cauliflower stir fry

    • Aggies Kitchen posted November 6, 2018 at 6:23 am

      I love both of those! Good luck and thanks for entering the giveaway!

  4. Jamie posted November 5, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    My favorite meal of the day is breakfast or dinner but mostly the ones I make on the weekend because they are more full meals. During the week it’s quick and easy. 

    • Aggies Kitchen posted November 6, 2018 at 6:22 am

      I hear ya on that Jamie – weekend meals win for sure. I love seeing what you guys are cooking on the weekends. Good luck!! You would love these cookbooks.

  5. Michelle posted November 5, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    My favorite meal of the day is definitely dinner! It’s the most relaxing and usually the most interesting. =]

    • Aggies Kitchen posted November 6, 2018 at 6:21 am

      Yay for dinner! Good luck and thanks for entering the giveaway!

  6. Annette posted November 5, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    My favorite meal of the day is all of them! I’m a late riser and late eater, so my biggest meal is dinner. It’s the one i usually cook and then have the leftovers for lunch the next day.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted November 6, 2018 at 6:20 am

      Ha ha, I’m a fan of all of them too. Yay for leftovers! Good luck and thank you for entering!

  7. Laura Sharp posted November 5, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    I love dinner! It’s when I focus on really putting something in front of my family, but most of all I live that it is the meal we all shar together as a family!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted November 6, 2018 at 6:19 am

      The best part of the day! Good luck and thank you for entering!

  8. Tiffany W. posted November 6, 2018 at 12:05 am

    The cookbook looks like a good one!  IM always looking for new recipes for breakfast & lunch. My favorite meal of the day would be dinner bc we sit & eat it together as a family. 🙂

    • Aggies Kitchen posted November 6, 2018 at 6:18 am

      I love dinner with my family too! I think you’ll really enjoy the cookbooks, good luck and thanks for entering!

  9. Christine Lazarides posted November 6, 2018 at 8:02 am

    These would be a great addition to my kitchen. I love healthy receipes. The best part of the day is dinner, when everyone is there.

  10. Maureen posted November 6, 2018 at 8:18 am

    Love, love,love your recipes. Lots of different ideas and the family eats them! Truly appreciate how healthy they are!

  11. Kelly posted November 6, 2018 at 8:58 am

    Probably lunch because I can usually eat the most – haha!! Thanks!

  12. Patti P posted November 6, 2018 at 9:33 am

    My favorite meal of the day is dinner because our family sits down together,

  13. libby posted November 6, 2018 at 10:35 am

    My favorite meal of the day would be dinner!

  14. Sara posted November 6, 2018 at 11:59 am

    I love trying new cookbooks and this one looks amazing!

  15. vaishali posted November 6, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Dinner! The time when we can all sit down (or try to) as a family and eat. All other meals are crazy..lol

  16. Kathleen posted November 6, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    Your recipes are Awesome and we have enjoyed all I have tried so far. I would feel so Blessed to win these cookbooks as Breakfast and Breakfast for dinner is always a hit and don’t we all need variety for a Great dinner. Thanks for the opportunity.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted November 9, 2018 at 6:51 am

      Thank you for the kindest note!! Good luck, thank you for entering the giveaway!!

  17. Steph posted November 6, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    I graze like a cow so I love all meals 🤣

  18. Elizabeth Fitzmaurice posted November 6, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    That’s a hard one to answer. Eating out for breakfast is my favorite. But at home, I guess dinner would be my favorite.

  19. Kim Porter posted November 7, 2018 at 1:50 am

    Lunch is my favorite meal of the day. If it’s hearty and delicious enough, I only need a light snack for dinner. 

  20. Jaclyn posted November 8, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    Not to sound cliche but my favorite meal of the day has to be breakfast! This cookbook looks wonderful!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted November 9, 2018 at 6:45 am

      Breakfast is a good meal to love!! Do you have breakfast for dinner a lot?

  21. Lynn Andersen posted November 8, 2018 at 11:27 pm

    These both sound like cookbooks I would love to own & try. This winter I am selecting varying cookbooks in my large collection and making at least 3 new recipes from each. It will be fun.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted November 9, 2018 at 6:44 am

      I love that!

  22. Denise M posted November 10, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    I am a huge breakfast fan- i could eat nothing but breakfast foods for all my meals

  23. Christy Spurlock posted November 12, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    Brunch!   I love eating between notable big meals.  

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