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Chicken and Broccoli Saute
with bacon

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
We're rounding out the week with a super simple classic - chicken and broccoli saute. This recipe was previously featured here.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Chicken and Broccoli Saute with Bacon:
  • Onions, medium - 1, chopped
  • Broccoli - 1 lb, chopped
  • Bacon - 8 slices, chopped
  • Rotisserie chicken - 1/2, shredded
  • Stock, any type - 1 cup
  • Bragg's / coconut aminos - 1 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 2 tsp
  • Red pepper flakes - 1/4 tsp
  • Arrowroot powder - 2 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Hot sauce (opt) - for serving

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Prep

  1. Onions / Broccoli / Bacon - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Pre-cook broccoli - Place broccoli in a microwave-safe container. Cover with a damp paper towel and microwave until tender but still crunchy, 2 to 3 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Rotisserie chicken - (Skip if chicken was prepped ahead for Tuesday.) Take meat off the bone and shred. Use a knife and fork or your hands. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Make sauce - Mix together stock, aminos, mustard, red pepper flakes, and arrowroot powder.

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Make

  1. Heat a skillet or saute pan over medium-high heat. Add oil and then bacon and onions to the heated oil. Saute for ~5 minutes.
  2. Add chicken and saute until chicken is heated through, ~1 minute.
  3. Add sauce and broccoli to pan. Wait until sauce begins to bubble and then stir everything together. Continue cooking until sauce thickens and broccoli is heated through, ~2 minutes more.
  4. Season with some salt and pepper. Add some hot sauce if you’d like it spicy. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (52)
Gluten-free (7)
Paleo (4)
Vegetarian (16)

Most Helpful

I actually made this without the broccoli or chicken to be used as a side dish and it was awesome!

By: Kathryn
Posted: Sep 10, 2020
Diet: Original
2 Helpful

43 reviews

Very hearty and tasty. Super easy to make. I could see where someone would want more spice, but it was really so good the way it was.

By: Janet
Posted: May 01, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I love this method. Fewer steps and just as tasty as a traditional roux. My picky eater ate a whole bowl. Since some of the reviews mentioned a bit of blandness, I added a bit more mustard, some paprika, and a couple of slices of chopped bacon.

By: Bethany
Posted: Mar 22, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was pretty good and reheated well for lunches, but I wish it had more kick - I used extra sharp cheddar to try to add as much flavor as possible and served with red pepper flakes, but it still seemed like it was missing something.

By: Melissa
Posted: Aug 25, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

It’s ok, just bland. Would recommend adding some cayenne or spice to bump up the flavor.

By: Natalie
Posted: May 25, 2021
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

Super super easy. Definitely add cayenne and/or red pepper flakes to your sauce base unless you have spice-averse or kids eating this dish. Cooked up beautifully and easily. Perfect for a busy and chilly weeknight.

By: Megan
Posted: Feb 24, 2021
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

WOW! Definitely heavier than I am used to, but really yummy. I will save this for a winter day.

By: Kimberly
Posted: Oct 19, 2020
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful