Make your own Spicy Teriyaki Chicken with Broccoli tonight with this quick and flavorful recipe! Pan seared chicken, fresh broccoli florets, and a spicy teriyaki sauce will put your take-out version to shame!
WHAT IS SPICY TERIYAKI CHICKEN WITH BROCCOLI?
Chicken teriyaki gets kicked up a notch in this spicy teriyaki chicken with broccoli recipe! This chicken teriyaki recipe spices up a favorite take-out style dish with no questionable ingredients like MSG. The spicy teriyaki sauce comes together with just a few ingredients and adds a whole new level of flavor to the chicken and broccoli stir-fry!
WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE
While it's fun to indulge in take-out from time to time, it's not always the healthiest option. By making teriyaki chicken with broccoli at home you never have to question what went into your food.
Make an easy and flavorful family dinner in no time! This quick teriyaki chicken stir-fry comes together in less than 30 minutes making it quicker than ordering take-out. This teriyaki chicken and broccoli recipe also makes an excellent meal prep! Simply make the chicken teriyaki with broccoli and package in your food prep containers for your lunches with rice or an additional veggie side.
This recipe is also extremely adaptable. Change the chicken to shrimp for a seafood stir-fry. You can also increase or decrease the amount of chili flakes depending upon your preference for heat in this dish.
WHAT IS TERIYAKI SAUCE MADE OF?
Traditionally teriyaki sauce is made with a soy sauce base mixed with mirin, sugar, and ginger. For this recipe, I use a store bought bottle of teriyaki sauce, but you can easily make your own. Search for Teriyaki Sauce recipes on Pinterest, or you can check out some of the sauces I have saved to my Sauces and Seasonings Board on Pinterest.
If you are looking for a healthier teriyaki sauce look for the bottles with reduced sugar or no soy.
WHAT IS A GOOD SIDE WITH CHICKEN TERIYAKI?
Whether you plan to eat this spicy chicken teriyaki dish for lunch or dinner, many different sides go well with it! Both white and brown rice make an excellent grain to go with this dish. If you want to add an additional veggie to the dish, try using cauliflower rice. Another grain to pair with this spicy teriyaki chicken and broccoli is quinoa. You could also go all out and make a fried rice to serve with this dinner.
HOW TO MAKE SPICY TERIYAKI CHICKEN WITH BROCCOLI
Chicken- Chicken tenders or boneless skinless chicken breasts work well in this recipe. Be sure to trim the fat off the chicken and cube into 1 inch pieces before cooking.
Broccoli- Use a crown of fresh broccoli for this recipe. That is roughly 3-3 1/2 cups of broccoli florets.
Spicy Teriyaki Sauce- This spicy teriyaki sauce is made with a traditional teriyaki sauce base (homemade or store-bought), chili flakes, fresh garlic cloves, vegetable or sesame oil, onion powder, and ginger (fresh or ground will work).
To begin, break or cut the broccoli crown into mini florets. Then, cube the chicken tenders into 1 inch pieces.
Heat a 12 inch skillet with 1 Tbsp of olive oil over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the chicken cubes to the skillet. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and allow them to cook for 5-7 minutes. Stir occasionally to cook all sides of the chicken.
Meanwhile, in a small cup or bowl, mix together teriyaki sauce, chili flakes, garlic, oil (vegetable or sesame), onion powder, and ginger to make the spicy teriyaki sauce. Set aside until ready to use.
Once the chicken obtains a nice golden color and cooks through, add the spicy teriyaki sauce to the pan. Mix the sauce and chicken together and cook for another minute or so.
Add the broccoli to the skillet and mix together one more time. Cover the skillet and cook on low heat for 2-4 minutes or until the broccoli is tender.
Sprinkle the Spicy Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli with sesame seeds and sliced green onion.
Depending on your preference, you can make this recipe less spicy by decreasing the amount of red chili flakes you use in the sauce.
You can also swap the chicken out with shrimp for a Spicy Shrimp Teriyaki, just be sure to adjust your cook time as shrimp generally take less time to cook through than chicken.
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Spicy Teriyaki Chicken with Broccoli
- 1.5 lbs Chicken tenders, cubed
- 1 Tbsp. Light Olive Oil
- ½ tsp. Salt
- 1 Broccoli Crown broken into florets
- 1 tsp. Toasted Sesame Seeds optional, garnish
- 2 Tbsp. Green onion sliced, optional, garnish
Teriyaki Sauce Mix
- ¾ c. Teriyaki Sauce store-bought or homemade
- 1 tsp. Chili Flakes
- 3-4 Garlic Cloves finely chopped
- 1 Tbsp. Vegetable or Sesame Oil
- ½ tsp. Onion Powder
- ½ tsp. Ginger Powder or grated ginger
- To begin, chop the chicken into 1 inch cubes. Then cut the broccoli crown into mini florets. Set aside.
- Heat a 12 inch skillet with 1 Tbsp of olive oil over medium heat. Add the chicken cubes and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Allow the chicken to cook 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Once the chicken has cooked to a golden color and add the teriyaki sauce and mix together to cook for another minute or so.
- Add the broccoli florets and mix together one more time. Cover and cook on low heat for 2-4 minutes until the broccoli is tender.
- Remove from heat and sprinkle with sesame seed and sliced green onion for garnish.