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Chinese chicken and broccoli

Chinese chicken and broccoli is a classic dish, typical of the cuisine of the 80s and 90s but still widespread and widely consumed in China today, especially as a take-away dish.

This dish is perfect when accompanied with a bowl of white rice.


  • 2 slices shredded chicken breast

  • 1 broccoli cut into florets

  • 1 crushed garlic

  • 1 piece grated ginger

  • salt to taste

  • pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons Chinese rice wine

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 2 teaspoons starch

  • vegetable oil


  • Bring some water to the boil in a pan and cook the broccoli florets for 7 minutes. Then immerse them in cold water and drain them.

  • Prepare the sauce by combining soy sauce, dark soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of Chinese rice wine, sesame oil, salt and pepper to taste, sugar, 1 teaspoon of starch, 1/2 glass of water in a bowl. Mix.

  • Combine the chicken, salt and pepper to taste, 1 tablespoon of Chinese rice wine, 1 teaspoon of starch and 3 tablespoons of water in a bowl. Mix and leave to marinate for 10 minutes.

  • Heat some oil in a pan and fry the garlic and ginger. Add the chicken and cook until it is golden brown. Remove the chicken and keep it aside in a bowl. Clean the pan with kitchen paper.

  • Pour the sauce into the hot pan and deglaze. Add the chicken and broccoli. Lower the heat and mix so that all the ingredients are combined.

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