How to Make Healthy Chicken & Broccoli Stir-Fry

by Nutrition and Wellness Class Meersman

We are going to teach you how to make Chicken and Broccoli Stir-fry (recipe from along with what to add to make the meal balanced


  • 1 Pounds Chicken Breast (Cubed)
  • 3 Scallions (whites only)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1 Inch piece, peeled & fresh minced ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1.20 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 1.25 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon Dark Sesame Oil
  • ⅓ Cups Water
  • 3 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 5 Cups Broccoli
  • 1 Tablespoon Hoisin Sauce
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Get out a medium bowl, mincer, knife, and mixing spoon.

    Step 2

    Cut one pound of chicken into one-inch cubes and put in medium bowl

    Step 3

    Add 1 clove of minced garlic, 1 inch piece of minced garlic, 1 Tb soy sauce, 2 tb of sugar, 1 tsp of cornstarch, 1 tsp of salt, 1 Tb vanilla, and 1 Tb sesame oil. Let sit for 15 min

    Step 4

    Mix 1 Tb of cornstarch with 1/3 cup of water. Set aside

    Step 5

    Heat up a large nonstick skillet on high and add 1 Tb of oil & heat

    Step 6

    Cut the florets off of the broccoli and keep the stems seperate.

    Step 7

    Add the broccoli stems/stir fry for 30 seconds

    Step 8

    Add the florets

    Step 9

    Add 1 clove of garlic, the rest of the ginger, 2 Tb water, 1/4 tsp salt, and a dash of pepper. Stir fry for 2 min and transfer to a plate

    Step 10

    Heat 2 Tb of oil, add the chicken, and stir fry until the chicken loses its raw color (about 2 minutes)

    Step 11

    Add 1 Tb of hoisin sauce and stir in the cornstarch/water mixture

    Step 12

    Mound the stir fry onto a serving platter

    Step 13

    To make the meal more complete we paired our chicken (protein) and broccoli (vegetables) stir fry with a serving of brown rice (grains), yogurt (dairy), and strawberrys (fruit).