Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry
Make ahead: The ingredients can be prepped up to 24 hours in advance, covered and refrigerated.
2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into strips about 11/2 inches long and 1/4-inch thick
1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced (white and light-green parts)
3 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped
1-inch piece peeled fresh ginger, finely chopped or grated (11/2 teaspoons)
2 cups homemade or no-salt-added chicken broth
3/4 pound broccoli crown, cut into bite-size pieces, any tough stems discarded
1 1/2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil, or more to taste
3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, or more to taste
1/4 cup chilled dry white wine or cold water
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a nonstick wok or large, shallow skillet over medium-high heat until the oil starts to shimmer.
Meanwhile, season the chicken with salt to taste. When the oil is hot, add half of the chicken strips; stir-fry 2 to 3 minutes, until the chicken loses its raw look. Transfer the strips to a clean plate and repeat with the remaining chicken, adding oil as needed.
Add the onion to the (empty) wok, sauté pan or skillet and cook 30 seconds, stirring. Add the garlic and ginger and stir-fry 1 minute. Add the broth and broccoli; once the mixture starts to bubble, reduce the heat to medium-low to maintain a low boil. Cover and cook 5 to 6 minutes, until the broccoli pieces are tender.
Add the sesame oil and soy sauce; stir to thoroughly combine. Return the chicken to the pan.
Combine the wine with the cornstarch in a small bowl; stir it into the chicken and broccoli mixture. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Stir to evenly distribute the sauce, then reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover and cook 3 to 4 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.
Taste, and adjust the seasoning as needed. Serve warm. Makes 5 servings
Per serving: 250 calories, 24 g protein, 11 g carbohydrates, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 550 mg sodium, 2 g fiber, 2 g sugar.