It’s very recently that I’ve started to eat broccoli and I’m a fan. Why I haven’t tried this for these many years. No answer. I had a very bad habit of rejecting certain foods even before tasting it and I regret for that. Now when my kids do the same thing, I feel so bad. I wish I could change this habit of their’s at the earliest. Coming back to broccoli, i try to add this to almost all my dishes 🙂 The word broccoli comes from the Italian plural of ‘broccolo’, which means “the flowering crest of a cabbage”, and is the diminutive form of brocco, meaning “small nail” or “sprout”. Broccoli resembles cauliflower, which is a different cultivar group of the same species.
Macroni – 400 grams
Chicken breasts – 2
Broccoli – 1 medium, cut into small florets
Onion – 2 large, chopped
Garlic – 7-8 pods, chopped
Green chilli – 3, finely chopped
Soy sauce – 1.5 tablespoon
Chilli garlic sauce – 1 tablespoon
Corn flour – 3 teaspoons
Chicken stock – 3 cups
Oil – 1/4 cup
Spring onion – 5 stalks, finely chopped
Cook macroni according to packet instructions.
Fill 3/4th of a medium saucepan with water. Add salt and cook chicken breasts in it.
Once it’s cooked, cut into small pieces.
Heat oil in a large saucepan.
Add garlic and sautè for 30 seconds.
Add green chilli and sautè for another 30 seconds.
Add onion and sautè for a couple of minutes.
Add broccoli and saute till it becomes slightly soft.
Add chicken pieces and mix.
Add soya sauce and chilli garlic sause and mix well.
Add chicken stock and corn starch in a bowl. Mix without any lumps.
Add it to the chicken and broccoli.
Check salt and adjust if necessary.
When sauce becomes slightly thick, add in the cooked macaroni and mix well.
Finally add chopped spring onion and mix.
Turn off the flame and serve hot.