When I found some ground chicken on sale for a great price at the grocery store, I just had to pick up a package... but then I found myself wondering what to make with it. I could have made fajitas or meatballs, but I wanted something different - and I was really in the mood for broccoli. Fajitas and broccoli just don't go together in my mind, so I had to come up with something new!
I used ingredients that are staples in my fridge & pantry - and because I was super hungry, I had to come up with something quick. The little bit of tapioca included in the sauce thickens it up nicely, and it tastes so good. This recipe serves two, but I must admit - I definitely went back for seconds after finishing my first dish!
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 250 grams ground chicken (1/2 package)
- 1 cup frozen broccoli
- Heat olive oil on medium high heat in a pan. Add the chicken once the oil is hot. Once the chicken is browned, add the sauce to the chicken. Cook a few minutes longer until the sauce thickens.
- Meanwhile, steam your broccoli using a steamer and a shallow pot of water. If desired, you can add a little bit of minced garlic to the broccoli for a little bit of extra flavour.
- To serve, place the broccoli in the bottom of a dish, and spoon the chicken on top, allowing the sauce to drizzle over the broccoli.
Note: this would also taste great with some jasmine or basmati rice, if you allow rice into your diet!
The recipe doesn't take long at all to prepare - maybe 30 minutes max from ingredient gathering to final meal, so it makes it perfect for a work night. I think it would taste great as leftovers too, however, I would probably steam the broccoli fresh the next day - microwaved/reheated broccoli doesn't always have the same flavour.
I'm pretty sure that this recipe will be added to my current rotation of weeknight dinners - how about you? Are you going to give it a shot? Leave tips in the comments if you try it or customize it for yourself!