Sticky chicken and broccoli

Sticky chicken and broccoli

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  • 4
  • Easy
  • 15 minutes
  • 10 minutes
  • Woolworths Danie De Wet Signature Series Chardonnay 2019


  • 2 T garlic, crushed
  • 1 T fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 T fish sauce 
  • 1 T chilli flakes (optional)
  • ½ cup soya sauce
  • ½ cup water 
  • ½ cup honey 
  • 800 g Woolworths mini skinless chicken breast fillets, halved
  • steamed rice or two-minute noodles, for serving
  • For the broccoli:
  • 2–3 T olive oil 
  • 400 g broccoli florets or Tenderstem broccoli 
  • butter, for serving

Cooking Instructions

1. Mix all the ingredients except for the chicken in a bowl, then add the chicken.

2. Divide equally between two freezer bags and freeze until needed. Take a packet out the afternoon of a-don’t-really-feel-like-cooking day and allow to defrost.

3. Stir-fry the chicken in a wok or a large pan with a bit of olive oil and allow the excess sauce to reduce until it is a nice sticky consistency. Don’t overcook the chicken! At the
last minute add the lightly steamed broccoli or smoked florets and serve with steamed rice or two-minute noodles.

4. To make the broccoli, place the olive oil in a heavy-based pan, cover and place over a high heat until the oil starts to smoke. This should take no more than 2 minutes. Then, moving quickly, put the broccoli florets into the pan and quickly jiggle it around for a minute or so over the high heat (remember the oven gloves!) so that bits of broccoli are charred but not decimated. Then plop a knob or two of butter into the pan, cover and steam for another minute or so.

Cook's note: “I freeze sticky honey-and-soya chicken for semi-prepared family meals”

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Sam Woulidge Recipe by: Sam Woulidge
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Cape Town-based writer Sam Woulidge is a regular TASTE columnist, blogger and author of 'Confessions of a Hungry Woman'. Follow her on Twitter @samwoulidge

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