Chicken and Broccoli

Chicken and Broccoli

Spicy chicken breast with broccoli and cashews.


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Serves: 4 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 30 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins

Diabetes-Friendly Recipe Low-Carb Recipe High-Calcium Recipe

Ingredients Convert to Metric

  • 1/2 tsp 5 Chinese Spice
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 3/4 oz roasted cashews
  • 2 Tbsp dry sherry
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 head broccoli, trimmed
  • 4 spring onions, chopped
  • 1 1/2 lb skinless chicken breasts


Remove skin and cut chicken into small pieces (about 1-inch cubes). Coat with 5 Chinese Spice.

Chop broccoli into small florets. Place in bowl and pour boiling water over. Allow broccoli to stand for 5 minutes. Drain.

Heat sesame oil in a non-stick skillet or wok. Add ginger and garlic. Fry for a few seconds and add chicken pieces. Cook, stirring continuously until chicken begins to change color.

Add drained broccoli, onions and nuts. Toss quickly. Mix together dry sherry, soy sauce, water and cornflour. Add to chicken mixture and stir over high heat until mixture thickens.

Serve immediately.


Serve over cooked rice or noodles. Can add sliced red bell peppers and carrots (serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis).