Easy 20-Minute Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli

  • This easy 20-minute teriyaki chicken and broccoli will soon be a favorite in your house! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

    This easy 20-minute teriyaki chicken and broccoli recipe will be one that you keep on your dinner menu rotation WEEKLY.

    OBSESSED is one way to describe this recipe but most importantly, EASY.

    It takes no time to make it and it is one of our favorite dishes to make now. I make it at least once a week because of how quickly it comes together (yes, really, 20 minutes!) which is super helpful for me during weeknights after work.

    You can also watch a video of me making it below! I think once you see how easy it is to make, you’ll want to make it too!

    This easy 20-minute teriyaki chicken and broccoli will soon be a favorite in your house! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

    Why do we love this teriyaki chicken and broccoli recipe so much?

    Well, first of all, the homemade teriyaki sauce is drool-inducing.

    Its got the perfect amount of sweetness and I love how thick it is.

    It coats the dish so well and you’ll basically want to pour it all over your rice, too. Or noodles!

    You can totally make teriyaki chicken and broccoli with noodles too.

    Additionally, you can use this sauce for virtually anything – swap out the broccoli for your favorite veggie, swap out the chicken for your favorite protein.

    You can use brown rice, quinoa, noodles — whatever floats your boat!

    We also can’t complain that dish comes together in 20 minutes. This is WAY better than take-out!

    Faster than any take-out restaurant can get to you.

    Can we call that a win?!

    This easy 20-minute teriyaki chicken and broccoli will soon be a favorite in your house! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

    What is in the teriyaki sauce that makes it so good?!

    All you need are basic pantry ingredients to put together this teriyaki sauce for the teriyaki chicken and broccoli.

    • Soy sauce
    • Brown sugar
    • Garlic
    • Rice vinegar
    • Cornstarch

    The full recipe with measurements is below!

    This easy 20-minute teriyaki chicken and broccoli will soon be a favorite in your house! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

    Would you serve teriyaki chicken and broccoli with noodles?

    Why not? I think it would be SO good with lo-mein style noodles.

    The thick sauce would coat all the noodles and you can twirl the noodles together with the chicken and broccoli!

    If you like quick and easy recipes such as this teriyaki chicken and broccoli, you’ll love these easy Chinese recipes:

    Watch me make this easy 20-minute chicken and broccoli teriyaki recipe below!

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    Easy 20-Minute Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    15 mins
    Total Time
    20 mins
     

    This easy 20-minute teriyaki chicken and broccoli will soon be a favorite in your house!

    Course: Dinner, Main Course, Main Entree
    Cuisine: Asian
    Servings: 2
    Calories: 356 kcal
    Ingredients
    • 4 cups fresh broccoli (see notes below if you're using frozen broccoli)
    • 1 large boneless skinless chicken breast, diced into 1-inch cubes
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    For the sauce
    • 2 cloves garlic minced
    • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 2 tablespoon rice vinegar
    • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
    Instructions
    1. In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
    2. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil and add the broccoli. Blanch the broccoli for 5 minutes then immediately transfer the broccoli to an ice bath (a large bowl of water with ice in it) to stop the cooking process. Set aside.
    3. In a skillet, brown chicken on both sides with vegetable oil over medium high heat. Add the broccoli (excess water drained well) then turn the heat down to medium. Gently pour in the sauce and let thicken, about 5 minutes. Gently toss the ingredients in the sauce until everything is coated well.
    4. Serve over rice.

    Recipe Video

    Recipe Notes

    If you're using frozen broccoli, you will not need to do step 2. Make sure you thaw the broccoli out well and drain it of excess water. Add to the skillet the same time the fresh broccoli is added in step 3.

    Nutrition Facts
    Easy 20-Minute Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli
    Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
    Calories 356 Calories from Fat 90
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 10g 15%
    Total Carbohydrates 47g 16%
    Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
    Sugars 27g
    Protein 22g 44%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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  • Julie Austin says:

    have made this and it was delicious ? X

  • Jean Grimes says:

    I love this recipe ? Thanks Jean

  • Kathleen Epps says:

    It was a big hit in our family. My 1 yr old grandson absolutely loved it.

  • Denise says:

    This was amazing! So excited I had all of the ingredients at home too! Thanks!

    • Julie says:

      Great news!

  • Kirsten says:

    Made this recipe! It is delicious! The whole family loved it. Definitely recommend doubling or tripling for large families. My family contains 6. First time doubled. This time I’m tripling! When I mean good! You will want to make the sauce to put on everything!

  • Sherry Hardin says:

    Omg that’s the best teriyaki sauce! Thanks so much for the recipe. That will be my go-to teriyaki recipe for now on! I had left over ribs and extra broccoli, so I cut up the ribs and made this recipe. ? It was awesome!

  • Monet says:

    I loved this !! I actually served it over noodles & I used avocado coconut oil instead of olive oil it was soooo good !!

  • bianca t says:

    hi! quick question, is there another type of vinegar i can use in place of the rice vinegar?

    • Julie says:

      white vinegar would work fine

  • Morgan says:

    So good! So easy! So delicious! Thank you so much for sharing. We will definitely be adding this to our weekly rotation now.

  • Brenda Marie says:

    I just put the broccoli (chopped/frozen) into a strainer and run it under hot water while the chicken is cooking. Less time spent and less cleanup. Super easy and delicious (especially for those of us who can’t have Chinese food) recipe! Have already made it several times.

    • Julie says:

      Great idea!! So glad you enjoyed!!

  • Persiasbloom says:

    I’m out of cornstarch. Is there a way I can use flour as a replacement?

    • Julie says:

      You could

  • Tanya White says:

    The first time I made this the sauce came out insanely thick and the flavor was overpowering. So I added an extra half cup of water at the end of cooking and let it thicken a bit again. It’s so good! I make it every other week and my kids love it. Thanks!

  • Rebeca says:

    Lovely recipe! Life saver for a busy week night for sure. Any chance you have nutritional info for it handy?
    ❤️

    • Julie says:

      Not yet, I’m slowly working through recipes to add them. In the meantime, you can use Google and find a nutritional calculator and input it that way.

  • Mag says:

    Just made this today. Used regular vinger and flour instead of cornstarch. Everyone loved it! Omg! This recipe is so easy and so yummy! Thanks!

    • Julie says:

      Yay! Thanks for letting me know

  • Jutta says:

    Made this today and I can only agree with all others who commented: absolutely awesome and delicious. Thanks for all your cooking inspiration, not only with this recipe. This surely will become a staple in our kitchen. Greetings from Germany, Jutta

    • Julie says:

      So wonderful to hear! Thank you!

  • Jeremy Holloway says:

    This was an absolute hit at my house. We have 5 kids so meals like this are normally ideal. I made extra sauce then added carrots and mixed in rice noodles. I haven’t heard the dinner table so silent in a long time!!! Loved it!!!

    • Julie says:

      Ha, that’s amazing!!

  • Vineeta Hendry says:

    so good!!! Thank you!!

  • Janteen says:

    So easy to cook and so delicious.
    If you cook regularly, you will find that you have most ingredients already in your kitchen. So you just need to buy the meat and vegetable. That is easy too.
    Just don’t forget to start with cooking the rice first (I did), then it really only takes 20 minutes to serve your family a easy, healthy, great meal.
    It will definitely become one of our regular recipes. THANK YOU!

    • Julie says:

      Thanks so much for the review!!

  • Boyd Kobe says:

    WoW, I will definitely try this. sounds so easy!

  • Heidi says:

    So easy to make and so delicious. Added ginger just because I love it. The sauce was delicious.

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