Weekend Cook: Chicken Broccoli

I’m back from my blog-leave… Hooray!

I know it’s been a while since my last Weekend Cook post. My apologies, especially to Feng. I will do my best to post more faithfully for this project.

While in Baguio, I cooked up something that I have not done for quite some time. The whole family loved it – even Dad did not have anything bad to say (which is good enough for me). It’s super-easy, you can cook it everyday (If you’re like VGood who loves to eat chicken day after day after day, despite her chicken allergy!).



1/2 kilo chicken, cut into medium-size pieces

1 cup broccoli florets (throw in the stalks too, but you need to peel the tough outer skin)

1/2 cup turnip, peeled and cut into medium-sized strips (Other veggies which may be used: baby corn, mushrooms, snow peas)

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 med onion, chopped

1 tbsp ginger, chopped roughly

1/4 cup cashew nuts, chopped roughly

2 tbsp soy sauce

2 tbsp oyster sauce

1/2 tsp brown sugar

1/2 cup chicken broth or water

1 tsp cornstarch mixed with 4 tbsp cold water (cornstarch slurry)

2 tbsp cooking oil (ideally, 1 tbsp is sesame oil)

salt and pepper


  1. Saute garlic, onion, and ginger in hot oil. Add chicken and stir-fry for a few minutes until chicken is cooked.
  2. Stir in broccoli, turnip, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar and chicken broth. Stir occasionally and wait until liquid boils. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about five minutes.
  3. Stir in the cornstarch flurry and cashew nuts. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Let simmer for a few more minutes. Be careful not to overcook the veggies.
  5. Serve on a nice dish (the oriental plate is one of the few remaining from my grandma’s collection that mama salvaged) and sprinkle some more cashew on top. Great with steaming-hot rice. (Bring out the bowls and chopsticks!)

Serves 4-6 persons. Enjoy!


NEXT WEEKEND COOK: Pancit Palabok 😉

10 thoughts on “Weekend Cook: Chicken Broccoli

  1. Chats, looks divine! I am salivating already. I will definitely try this when my whole family is complete. I plan to use organic chicken. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. Wow. Willl print this and definitely try it. Sometimes, my son brings me broccoli )from what source I don’t ask) and i am afraid i only cook it with beef. Ah wait, I have another .. i steam it and put bechamel sauce and hardboiled quail eggs.

    Thanks for expanding my broccoli repertoire.

    Marami nga pala nito sa Baguio, ano? I am sure it won raves from your family.

  3. horay for Chats for this weekend cook post! yup, i truly missed your recipes for quite some time now. good to know you’re back! how’s Baguio? ang sarap siguro magbakasyon dun kasi here in Manila it’s really hot hot hot!

    thanks for sharing this recipe Chats. i didn’t know chicken also blends well with broccoli coz i only cook brocs with beef and oyster sauce before. i will definitely try this tonight!

  4. Hi Kit! Thanks for dropping by! Kamusta new home? Are you with the whole family already?

    Hi Belle! Buti ka pa, you have organic chicken. Here I don’t know where to buy those. Back in baguio, my parents used to have free-range chickens. Pretty organic, LOL. But I don’t tell my kids how they got from coop to table hahaha!

    Hi annamanila… That bechamel-broccoli recipe sounds yummy too. Will experiment on it, thanks for sharing!

    Hi Feng! My husband doesn’t eat beef (religious reasons) so I don’t cook it anymore. Yes, it works well with chicken too. Let me know how it turns out!

  5. welcome back! i’m sure you have come back from your holidays–refreshed! it’s good to be away every now and then.

    the chicken broccoli looks enticing. even if i do not know how to cook, i could even try it.

  6. Hi Chateau. Glad to see you’re back. This dish looks absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Thank you for visiting my photo hunt. Sorry haven’t been able to return your visit sooner ‘coz I’ve been busy this past weekend and wasn’t able to go online. How nice that our sons have some resemblance. Aren’t we lucky to have such handsome boys? 🙂

    Take care and enjoy the rest of the week,

  7. hi chateau! i’m glad for this recipe. i’ve been thinking about how else i can cook chicken eh. this looks really delicious. 🙂

  8. Hi ann! Thanks for the visit. Yeah, i can only take so much of fried chicken and adobo and afritada LOL!
    Hi rach! Yes indeed, we’re so blessed to have such handsome and lovable boys.. syempre may pagmamanahan eh, hehe 😉

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