Saturday, 13 October 2012

Thai Sweet and Sour Stir Fry with Broccoli

Thai Sweet and Sour Stir Fry with Broccoli

Thailand streets are full of road side vendors and they rustle up some wonderful dishes which enchant your senses and mesmerise you with the aroma and look. They are fast and easy to prepare and equally tasty. During my three visits to Thailand I picked up lots of recipes from these roadside vendors. This is one such dish. The Sweet and Sour Chicken Pieces, stir fried with Broccoli and served on Hot bowl of fragrant Jasmine Rice is a simple treat from Food Heaven. Try this out for yourself and enjoy it with your family and friends.

Preparation Time  : 10 minutes
Cooking Time       :  20 minutes
Difficulty               :  Very Easy
Serves                   :   4

Ingredients :

  • 3 cups Broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 skinless, boneless Chicken Breast Halves - cut into 1 inch strips
  • 1/4 cup sliced Green Onions
  • 4 cloves Garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Hoisin Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Chili Paste
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed Red Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 4 cloves Garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/8 cup Chicken Stock (you can also use stock cubes in water)

    Method :

       1) Place broccoli in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water, and cover. Cook until tender but still firm, about 5 minutes.
       2) Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat, add and saute the chicken for a few minutes. 
       3) Now add green onions, and garlic saute until the chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.
       4) Stir the hoisin sauce, chili paste, and soy sauce into the skillet.
       5) Season with ginger, red pepper, salt, and black pepper.
       6) Stir in the chicken stock and simmer about 2 minutes.
       7) Mix in the steamed broccoli until coated with the sauce mixture.
       8) Once the sauce is thick, taste and adjust seasonings, if required.
       9) Serve hot over a bowl of Hot Jasmine Rice. You can also sprinkle some chopped Green onion from the top to make the dish look better. 


    1. Love chicken stir fry. This Thai version looks wonderful!

    2. Dear Paula, Thankx for your comments. I can assure you about one little thing that this Thai Stir Fry is really as good in taste as in its looks. It is also very easy to prepare, so you can try it out for yourself.