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Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli

There isn't a better combination than chicken and broccoli. In these Japanese teriyaki combination we use a few simple ingredients to get the delicious teriyaki flavor.

Here we served this with our pineapple fried rice!

I love this dish because it's simple and easy. You don't need many ingredients and you can add or sub ingredients with what you have. Chicken could be subbed for shrimp, beef, etc. Broccoli could sub for cauliflower, zucchini, etc!

For garnish I like to top with some fresh scallions and a little citrus, like a lime wedge, for a touch of freshness.

To thicken the sauce I used arrowroot starch. You could sub for corn starch but I like to keep arrowroot starch on hand as my preferred thickener. Your choice!

Teriyaki Chicken & Broccoli

4 Servings | Cook time: 15 minutes

Notes: The perfect counterpart to simple white rice or turn things up a notch and serve with our delicious pineapple fried rice.


  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar

  • 2 tbsp Shaoxing cooking rice wine (can replace with white dry white wine or cooking sherry)

  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 shallot, minced

  • 4 cups broccoli florets (fresh or frozen)

  • 1 tsp arrowroot starch

  • 2 tsp sesame oil

  • 1-1 1/2 lbs boneless chicken chicken breast, cut into tenders


  1. Steam broccoli florets (either in the microwave or over boiling water) until just fork tender. Transfer to an ice bath to blanch them and stop the cooking process.

  2. Heat sesame oil over medium heat. Sear chicken tenders 3-4 minutes per side or until nearly cooked through. Remove chicken and add in shallots and garlic. Cook a minute. Slice chicken into strips.

  3. Add broccoli and chicken (and juices) back into the sauté pan along with soy sauce, brown sugar, rice wine and white wine over medium heat.

  4. Toss to combine and simmer the sauce along with the chicken and veggies for 1-2 minutes.

  5. Sprinkle everything with arrowroot starch and toss everything to combine. The sauce will start to thicken. Once desired consistency is reached, turn off the heat and serve immediately.


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Nutrition Facts are provided as a guideline only. Exact nutrition will depend on quantity, brand and ingredients used.

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