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Garlicky Chicken and Broccoli

PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
20 min
30 min
Ever wonder the secret to really tender chicken stir-fry? A simple egg white-cornstarch marinade and easy poaching technique gives juicy results every time.


Egg white(s)

1 egg white(s), large

Rice cooking wine

2 tbsp(s), or sherry wine


3 tbsp(s), divided

Kosher salt

2 tsp(s)


  1. In a glass dish, whisk together egg white, rice wine, 45ml (3 Tbsp) cornstarch and salt; add chicken and toss to coat. Cover dish and marinate chicken for 30 minutes (or overnight).
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, chili sauce and remaining 10ml (2 tsp) cornstarch; set aside.
  3. When ready to cook, bring a large pot of water to a boil; remove chicken from marinade and add to pot (discard marinade). Poach until chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes; drain well and set aside.
  4. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet (or wok) over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add broccoli and toss to coat. Pour broth over broccoli and increase heat to medium-high; cover skillet and cook until broccoli is crisp tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in chicken and reserved sauce; reduce heat to low and simmer until thick, about 3 minutes. Garnish with scallions and serve. Yields about 250ml (1 cup) per serving.