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15-Minute Skillet Sesame Chicken with Broccoli Recipe

15-Minute Skillet Sesame Chicken with Broccoli recipe
Averie Cooks

15-Minute Skillet Sesame Chicken with Broccoli - HEALTHIER sesame chicken that isn't breaded or fried!! You won't miss the fat or calories in this FAST and EASY version that's loaded with Asian-inspired flavors! You can happily skip takeout now!!


1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 1/2 teaspoons cold water
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
3 to 5 cloves garlic, finely minced or pressed
1 to 2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 to 3 tablespoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon olive oil
1.25 to 1.50 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces and seasoned with salt and pepper to taste
about 4 to 5 cups broccoli florets, seasoned with salt and pepper to taste
sesame seeds, to taste for garnishing


To a small bowl, add the cornstarch, water, and stir to dissolve; set slurry aside.
To a medium saucepan, add the honey, soy sauce, ketchup, vinegar, garlic, ginger, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
After the mixture is boiling, add the cornstarch slurry, whisk to combine, and allow the sauce to boil and thicken for 2 to 3 minutes; whisking nearly constantly. After sauce is as thick as desired, remove from the heat and set aside.
To a large skillet, add the oils, chicken, season with salt and pepper, and cook over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through; stir and flip intermittently so the chicken cooks evenly.
Push chicken to one side of the skillet and add the broccoli to the other side (it looks like a ton but it shrinks in volume by nearly half), pour the sauce mostly over the chicken and add a few tablespoons over the broccoli, cover skillet, turn the heat to medium-low, and allow the broccoli to steam for 3 to 5 minutes, or until as crisp-tender as desired.
Uncover skillet, and if desired, simmer uncovered for another 1 to 3 minutes, to reduce some of the sauce volume. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve immediately. Recipe is best fresh but will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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