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Fragrant Sesame Chicken 麻油鸡 with Broccoli

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Loaded with fragrant sesame oil and ginger, this homely dinner definitely brings back fond memories at the family dining table.

 750 g boneless Chicken Thigh, without skin and cut into 1-inch chunks
 ½ tsp sea Salt
 ½ tsp black Pepper
 1 ½ tbsp cooking Oil
 200 g broccoli florets, chopped
 100 g carrots
 2 tsp sesame seeds, toasted
 1 sprig spring onion, chopped
Ingredients for Sauce
 6 tbsp chicken broth
 3 tbsp soy sauce
 1 tsp fish sauce
 2 tsp sesame oil
 1 tsp black vinegar
 1 tsp five spice powder
 1 tsp sugar
 ½ tsp Ginger, minced
 2 cloves garlic, minced

In a large bowl, season chicken with salt and pepper. Set aside.


In a separate bowl, whisk together sauce ingredients. Toss chicken in 1 Tbsp of the sauce and let it marinate for 10 minutes. Set aside sauce.


In a pan on medium-high heat, heat 1 Tbsp avocado oil and sear chicken until brown. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.


In the same pan, add ½ Tbsp avocado oil, broccoli and carrots. Stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes until tender-crisp.


Pour in remaining sauce. If you prefer a thicker sauce, add in cornstarch. Add cooked chicken back to the pan to reheat.


Plate and garnish with toasted sesame seeds and green onions.

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