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Garlic Broccoli Chicken Sauté

Garlic Broccoli Chicken Sauté

Garlic Broccoli Chicken Saute is an easy main dish (or full meal) with a robust set of flavors that make a satisfying dinner. Green chiles add a just-right bit of heat.

Here is the kind of main dish that I’m very fond of – a vegetable chicken combination with lots of garlic, chiles and a spice combination that make it really flavorful. You know what I do to make this dish (and others that are similar meat/veggie combos) incredibly quick to throw together? I buy large packages of boneless skinless chicken and cut them up into these bite-sized pieces. Then I season them (with dark chili powder in this case) and pack them in individual plastic bags of 4 oz each and freeze them. For the broccoli, I bought a 2 lb bag of broccoli florets. I did cut the bigger florets in half. The most time-consuming part of cooking this is slicing the garlic cloves.

This Garlic Broccoli Chicken Saute is a great basic combination of flavors that can be used as a base for all sorts of variations. Add onions, mushrooms, bell peppers, or use your imagination. You an also use this basic recipe and change the vegetable – cabbage and carrots would also be very good.

Note this is also low-carb, Paleo and Keto, so easy to feed even those on special diets. Hope you enjoy it!

Garlic Broccoli Chicken Sauté
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A broccoli and chicken main dish that's easy to prepare and flavorful, a meal in itself.
Recipe type: main dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp dark chili powder
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1½ lbs fresh broccoli, broken into florets
  • 4 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • ¼ c. water
  • ½ cup diced green chile
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  1. Cut the chicken up into bite sized pieces no more than ½ inch thick and coat with the dark chili powder (you can freeze this in portions).
  2. In a very large skillet, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil and add the chicken. Sear lightly for 2-3 minutes, stirring on high heat, then turn down to medium high and add the garlic, broccoli and remaining tbsp of olive oil.
  3. Stir and cook for another 2-3 minutes, then stir in the water. Turn down to medium low, add the green chiles, cover, and cook about 5-7 minutes until chicken is fully cooked and broccoli is just tender.
  4. Turn heat off, add salt and pepper to taste, sprinkle with lemon juice, and serve.
  5. Enjoy!


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