Soy-Garlic Chicken & Broccoli with Peanuts


This quick stir-fry is a tasty and delicious way to save money in your food budget. Inspired by the flavors of kung pao chicken, this easy dinner is ready in just 30 minutes.

Kung Pao Chicken
Photo: Randy Mayor
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil, divided

  • 4 cups broccoli florets

  • 1 tablespoon ground fresh ginger (such as Spice World), divided

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1/4-inch strips

  • ½ cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce

  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped salted peanuts


  1. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add broccoli and 2 teaspoons ginger to pan; sauté 1 minute. Add water. Cover; cook 2 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender. Remove broccoli from pan; keep warm.

  2. Heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil in pan; add remaining 1 teaspoon ginger, crushed red pepper and chicken. Cook 4 minutes or until chicken is lightly browned, stirring frequently.

  3. Combine broth, hoisin, vinegar, soy sauce, cornstarch and garlic in a small bowl and stir with a whisk. Add broth mixture to pan; cook 1 minute or until mixture thickens, stirring constantly. Return broccoli mixture to pan; toss to coat. Sprinkle with peanuts.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

239 Calories
8g Fat
11g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 1 cup chicken mixture and 1 1/2 teaspoons peanuts
Calories 239
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Protein 31g 62%
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 589mg 26%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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