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Broccoli, Chicken, Almond Sautee

Last post Tue, May 21 2013 2:53 PM by AnotherBrandy. 8 replies.
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  • Sat, Mar 24 2012 8:11 PM

    Broccoli, Chicken, Almond Sautee

    Hi Friends, here's a simple recipe that's got Asian flair but can go other ways!

    Go Asian and serve with a side of steamed rice or Asian noodles!

    or maybe cous cous, spagetti squash, qunioa/whole grains sounds good... or stuffed potatoes!

    Use leftovers that have been chilled and place on top of a nice spring greens/raw veggie salad!!!

    or get even more creative with leftovers and make a broccoli-chicken-almond-cheesy chowder in bread bowls!

     

    Broccoli, Chicken, and Almond Sauté

    One of the things I love about cooking is how some ingredients, tossed together on a whim, can turn out unexpectedly well. Like two people meeting for the first time, instantly recognizing they will be friends forever (has that ever happened to you?) Dear broccoli, meet toasted almond, and her friends grilled chicken, sesame oil, and red chili flakes. You are all going to get along swimmingly.

    This was one of those what-can-we-put-together-for-dinner-with-what-we-have-on-hand meals that was a surprising success. We almost always have broccoli in the fridge, because it keeps well, and I could eat it practically every day without tiring of it. Toasted almonds are another well-loved pantry item—great for snacking, and good for you too. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are usually not my favorite (give me bone-in, skin-on thighs any day), but they are wonderfully convenient when you want a quick meal. No fuss.

    The big "ah hah" with this dish? Broccoli and toasted almonds are meant for each other. With a little sesame oil and chili flakes, you don't even need the chicken, so feel free to skip it if you want to go meatless with this one. But, it's great with the chicken too.

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    Broccoli, Chicken, and Almond Sauté Recipe

    • Prep time: 10 minutes
    • Cook time: 20 minutes

    The amounts are estimates, adjust to your taste.

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 lb to 3/4 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
    • Kosher salt
    • Olive oil
    • Your favorite spice rub for grilling (optional)
    • 1 lb broccoli florets
    • 1/4 teaspoon chile flakes (more to taste)
    • 1/3 to 1/2 cup toasted almonds, roughly chopped
    • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
    • Freshly ground black pepper

    Method

    1 Put a 2 quart pot of salted water (about 1 Tbsp of salt) on to boil. While the water is heating, start the chicken cooking in the next step.

    2 Place the chicken breasts in a bowl and sprinkle seasoning on all sides. Use at a minimum some salt. Or if you have a favorite spice rub, you can use that too. Heat a grill pan, or prepare a grill, for high, direct heat. (If you don't have a grill pan or grill, use a cast iron skillet, and only season the chicken with salt.) Rub some olive oil all over the chicken breasts. Grill the breasts for a few minutes on each side to get some nice char marks, then lower the temperature to low and leave on the grill until the breasts are just almost cooked through. They'll cook a little longer in the sauté pan, so they can still be a little pink in the middle at this point. Remove from pan or grill, set aside for a minute, then thinly slice.

    3 Once the chicken has cooked and the water is boiling, add the broccoli florets to the salted boiling water. Allow the water to come back to a boil, and once boiling again, let cook for about 1 minute. Drain.

    4 Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large sauté pan on high heat. Add the red chili flakes. Once the red chili flakes are sizzling, add the broccoli florets, sliced grilled chicken, and toasted almonds. Drizzle dark sesame oil over the broccoli and chicken, sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Toss and cook until all of the chicken pieces are no longer at all pink in the center, a minute or two.

    Serve immediately.

    Yield: Serves 4.

    "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." ~Chinese Proverb~
  • Sat, Mar 24 2012 8:23 PM In reply to

    Re: Broccoli, Chicken, Almond Sautee

     Cool now to make this tonight maybe stink bf out of the town house tomorrow thanks bing looking good dude.Wink

    chrissanne
  • Sat, Mar 24 2012 8:28 PM In reply to

    Re: Broccoli, Chicken, Almond Sautee

    Sissy, he wil love it and it's so simple... one two three... presto... I do admit though I am now craving the leftover idea for a cheesy broccoli and chicken chowder in buttery bread rolls LOL comfort or what!?

    "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." ~Chinese Proverb~
  • Sat, Mar 24 2012 8:35 PM In reply to

    Re: Broccoli, Chicken, Almond Sautee

    BB,

    Thanks for the recipe share I used to make something similar years ago and had forgotten all about it. Now I will have to make this one night and serve it with rice.

    Riley
  • Sat, Mar 24 2012 8:46 PM In reply to

    Re: Broccoli, Chicken, Almond Sautee

    Riley, you are welcome dear. I bet your dish is great. I got a sale on broccoli today so I'm stocked up to play with it. I have to use it tender though due to teeth issues and no crunchy nuts either. What a party pooper I am LOL No really though, I can sautee or steam it VERY tender and use it that way or in soups! I can crush the nuts too very fine and weasle my way around things... maybe I'm not such a party pooper now!

     

    DO NOT FORGET THE GARLIC, broccoli and garlic are like PB and JELLY!!!

    "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." ~Chinese Proverb~
  • Sat, Mar 24 2012 9:12 PM In reply to

    Re: Broccoli, Chicken, Almond Sautee

    I used to make a garlic, chicken, broccoli stir-fry using chinese five spice, soy sauce and a little white wine and serving it over rice.
    Riley
  • Sat, Mar 24 2012 11:02 PM In reply to

    Re: Broccoli, Chicken, Almond Sautee

    BargainBinge:

    Sissy, he wil love it and it's so simple... one two three... presto... I do admit though I am now craving the leftover idea for a cheesy broccoli and chicken chowder in buttery bread rolls LOL comfort or what!?

     

    Ok show off loos good and sounds easy so therre gottach the smart alec strikes again ok I want a quick punch line to this one...

    Ok bing thanks hmmm it does look good I think I will try it  out tomorrow uhhhh sissy leave bf with you for another week he still week with the flu and remember to feed him good then push him out the door leave his dog of course I got some petting rites to all three babies.

    I like the recipe and it will be cut up the veggie part tonight and I am going to cook it tomorrow dad knows Im cooking I hope he is out the door to coffee call with the croonies.

     

  • Mon, Mar 26 2012 12:05 AM In reply to

    Re: Broccoli, Chicken, Almond Sautee

    Cindy my dear, I think for Monday I might make a small dinner-only-serving size batch of creamy cheesy broccoli soup. I got a sale on broccoli this weekend... would make a nice vegetarian soup.

    I also want to make up this creamy red pepper/spice pasta I posted and throw in some shrimp... so I'm not sure what I will do tomorrow but don't want to over dense it.

    "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." ~Chinese Proverb~
  • Tue, May 21 2013 2:53 PM In reply to

    Re: Broccoli, Chicken, Almond Sautee

    I was looking for recipes and decided to bump this one up.
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