You’re gonna love this version of Garlic Chicken & Broccoli! It sets itself apart from all others by a landslide. Juicy chicken, fresh broccoli, tender carrots, and a tangy, garlicy sauce. Mm, mmm. It’s so good, y’all! Pour it over a mound of steaming hot rice and you’ve got yourself a new favorite. This Garlic Chicken & Broccoli is better than the rest and after you taste it, you’ll definitely agree!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 4 medium carrots, julienned
  • 1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water
  • rice, to taste, hot and cooked, for serving

Directions

Step 1 –In a slow cooker, combine the chicken, the broccoli, the carrots, the water chestnuts, and the garlic.

Step 2 –In a large bowl, mix together the broth, the soy sauce, the brown sugar, the sesame oil, the rice vinegar, the salt, and the pepper and pour over the chicken mixture.

Step 3 –Cover and cook on low heat until the chicken and the broccoli are tender, about 3-4 hours.

Step 4 –Transfer the chicken and the vegetables from the slow cooker and keep warm.

Step 5 –Strain the cooking juices into a small saucepan and skim the fat.

Step 6 –Bring the juices to a boil.

Step 7 –In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch and the water until smooth and then stir the slurry into the cooking juices.

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Step 8 –Return the sauce to a boil and stir until it thickens, about 1-2 minutes.

Step 9 –Serve the chicken, the vegetables, and the sauce over the rice.