Broccoli Honey Chicken

This broccoli honey chicken recipe is a delicious combination of chicken breast fillets, fresh broccoli, an sweet and sour asian style marinade and a rich cream based gravy. The dish is easy to 

Broccoli and honey chicken on a bed of rice

prepare and the ingredients harmonizing perfectly together making it a healthy and aromatic low fat meal for any occasion.

Preparation time: 15 minutes 
Cooking time: at least 30 minutes
Resting time:  at least 2 hours up to 12 hours in the fridge
Total time needed: at least 2 H 45 minutes
Grade of Difficulty: standard

This recipe was inspired by Katzelalu you can find her recipe in German language here

Broccoli Honey Chicken 

Marinated chicken piecesMarinated chicken pieces

  • Olive oil for frying
  • 2 chicken breast fillets, skinned and cut into bite sized chunks
  • 500 gram / 17.6 oz of fresh broccoli, cut into roses

For the marinade

  • 1 tsp. finely chopped red cayenne chili pepper
  • 2 tbs. soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. honey (optional use apricot- or strawberry jam instead)
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbs. starch
  • 1 tbs. bread crumbs

For the Sauce

  • 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 150 ml / 5 oz. chicken stock (warm)
  • 50 ml / 1.7 oz fresh cream
  • 2 tbs. honey (optional use apricot- or strawberry instead)
  • 1 tbs. linseeds 
  • 1 tbs. sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp. origanum
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Chicken and broccoli with gravy in the panChicken and broccoli with gravy in the pan


  • Add all ingredients for the marinade to a bowl and blend them well
  • Add chicken pieces to the bowl and cover them with the marinade
  • Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and let it rest in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  • Once the time is up add oil to a deep pan and fry the chicken pieces from all sides till they are golden brown but not completely done
  • Remove the chicken from the pan, place in a bowl, cover with a towel and put aside
  • Add a little more oil, the broccoli and garlic to the pan, cover pan with a lid and saute them on medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring the broccoli once or twice to prevent it from burning
  • Remove broccoli roses with a slotted spoon, place in a bowl, cover with a kitchen towel and put aside for the moment
  • Quench heat of the pan with the chicken stock
  • Add cream, honey and the seeds and stir till the sauce is beginning to boil
  • Carefully place chicken pieces and broccoli back into the pan, cover with the lid, reduce stove heat to low and let chicken and broccoli heat up again
  •   Once the sauce is beginning to boil again let all gently simmer for 10 minutes
  • Use a fork to check if broccoli pieces are done
  • Add salt and pepper to taste, gently mix all ingredients in the pan and serve hot

We enjoyed the dish on a bed of steamed rice that we prepared on another plate of the stove while the broccoli honey chicken was cooking.

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