Chinese Takeout Chicken and Broccoli

Chinese Takeout Chicken and Broccoli

When I get Chinese takeout I usually order:

Chicken & Broccoli

Broccoli & Garlic Sauce

Shrimp & Broccoli

Lo Mein with Added Broccoli

Do you see the broccoli love?

I have been trying to perfect a takeout restaurant version of chicken and broccoli for many years.   I was close but the broccoli was never perfectly crunchy, the sauce was too thick, the sauce was too thin, the taste was off.  But finally, finally!  I shake my fist at you chicken and broccoli because I did it!  It was a great moment sitting down at dinner to eat this and hear the cheers from both my and Matthew’s mouths.  It’s really good.  I don’t think I can ever order takeout again if I know it’s this easy (and much more healthier) to make at home.


  • 1 head of broccoli, cut up into florets
  • 1 small green pepper - cut up into small slices
  • 3/4 cup sugar snap peas - chopped into thirds
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts - cut up into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic - minced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon rice cooking wine
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil to fry in
  • 1/2 cup water
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