Chicken and Broccoli

Spicy chicken breast with broccoli and cashews.

  • 2 skinless chicken breasts (500g)
  • 1/2 tsp 5 Chinese spice
  • 1 head broccoli (250g) trimmed
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 4 shallots (40g), chopped
  • 50 g roasted cashews
  • 2 Tbsp dry sherry
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  1. Remove skin and cut chicken into small pieces (about 2.5cm cubes). Coat with 5 Chinese spice.
  2. Chop broccoli into small florets. Place in bowl and pour boiling water over. Allow broccoli to stand for 5 minutes. Drain.
  3. Heat sesame oil in a non-stick pan or wok. Add ginger and garlic. Fry for a few seconds and add chicken pieces. Cook, stirring continuously until chicken begins to change colour.
  4. Add drained broccoli, shallots and nuts. Toss quickly. Mix together dry sherry, soy sauce, water and cornflour. Add to chicken mixture and stir over high heat until mixture thickens.
  5. Serve immediately over boiled rice or noodles.

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