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Easy 20-Minute Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli

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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

This easy 20-minute teriyaki chicken and broccoli will soon be a favorite in your house!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course, Main Entree
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 2

Servings are adjustable but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings.

Calories: 356kcal
Author: Julie Chiou

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

  • In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serve over rice.

Video

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*
Fat 10g15%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 22g44%
* 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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Jean manning

Monday 4th of January 2021

It’s 11:30 a.m. here & I’m going to start prepping the broccoli & chicken. Going to use chicken drummettes. Will play around with this but you’ve given me the basics I needed.

Could I do this with thinly sliced beef?

Julie Chiou

Monday 4th of January 2021

yup, you could but i think this recipe for thin sliced beef is better: https://www.tablefortwoblog.com/take-out-fake-out-mongolian-beef/

Beth

Monday 7th of December 2020

How long do you cook the chicken during the browning stage?

Julie Chiou

Thursday 24th of December 2020

about 5-7 minutes

Rae

Friday 20th of November 2020

This was a perfect week night dinner with ingredients we already had :) thank you so much!!

Alex

Tuesday 6th of October 2020

Delicious! Just a tad sweet for me, but I’d just use a little less sugar next time. Perfect dinner over rice!

Catherine

Monday 14th of September 2020

We did not enjoy your teriyaki chicken and broccoli at all... my husband couldn’t even eat it...the sauce was sour for whatever reason....it must have been from the amount of rice vinegar 2 tbsp ...couldn’t have been the soya sauce or brown sugar... definitely will NOT be making this again!!! Very disappointing