Chicken + Broccoli in Garlic Chilly Sauce


Wish I could understand the reality behind reality TV shows.

Chicken Broccoli

I am guilty of watching trashy reality television and then realizing I could have done something substantial with that time.

Do you feel like you are in the same boat as me?

Chicken Broccoli in garlic chilly sauce

I am talking about totally garbage shows where participants are expected to be mean, nasty and deceptive!

Or atleast the editing with dramatic music makes it seem that way. More often than not  the winners of such shows are those who have the least amount of moral scruples.

Boiled Chicken


Chicken Broccoli garlic chilly Sauce

On one hand such shows provide a good means of escapism after a long day but on the other hand they represent everything that is wrong with the world.

I mean, what am I  going to benefit from watching these wealthy housewives battle one another or these rich kids of some sunny place finding an excuse to party!

Also, I hate contributing to the problem. Unfortunately, the reasons to watch such shows are as strong as reasons to avoid them.

Chicken broccoli

Of course there are shows like  “Master-chef “, “Top-Chef” and “Chopped” which give me a thrill of feeling like a winning sportstar in my otherwise sport deprived life.

There is no excitement like rooting for the underdogs and watching them win with a nice warm plate of chicken and broccoli simmered in garlic chilly sauce!


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Served: Hot
Serves: 4 People

1 lb boneless chicken
2 cups broccoli florets
3 garlic cloves finely chopped
1 Tbsp Corn flour 
Salt + Pepper 
3/4 Tbsp Soya Sauce
1/2 tsp Olive Oil
2 Tbsp Garlic Chilly Sauce *
1 tsp honey
1 Tbsp Cabernet Sauvignon Wine (Optional)
1 Tbsp Black Pepper

*Make your own garlic chilly sauce at home.
In a blender, add garlic, red chilly, pepper, salt, sugar and vinegar to a fine paste. Saute finely chopped onions till the rawness disappears and add the chilly garlic paste. Blend this together again in a blender. Let it rest for one hour before using.


Bring a pot filled with 1 cup water to a boil and steam the broccoli for just 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and drain and rinse it under cold water so that it stops cooking.

In the meantime, marinate the chicken with salt and pepper and keep aside.

In a pot of boiling water, with a half tsp of salt, cook the chicken for approximately 5-6 minutes or until it no longer looks pink.

In a small bowl mix together ingredients listed under sauce.

In a skillet or a pan, add vegetable oil, once the oil heats up add in minced garlic and let it sizzle. To that add the sauce mixture and let it cook for about 1-2 minutes.

If the sauce is too runny add in cornflour little by little and check the consistency (not too thick not too thin)

Add the chicken and mix everything together nicely. Close the lid and let it cook for about 5 more minutes. After that add in steamed broccoli and give everything a good stir. Cook it for 2-3 minutes and serve immediately.

Chicken broccoli in garlic chilly sauce


15 Comments Add yours

  1. Dakshi says:

    Looks yummy and healthy too..

    1. Tanvi says:

      Thank you Dakshi. 😊

  2. Rice N Dine says:

    I feel you. I sometimes feel that I’m wasting so much time as well. Anyway, your food looks very yummy! 🙂

    1. Tanvi says:

      It’s like fast food, we know it’s bad but it is also good 😉 Anyway, thank you for reading through my rant.

      1. Rice N Dine says:

        Yep, and the pleasure is mine! 🙂

  3. foodamazers says:

    Looks delicious 💚💛

    1. Tanvi says:

      Thank you 😊

  4. Lovely recipe. And I can totally relate with trashy reality shows. they are like a train wreck… you don’t wanna see them but you can’t really look away from them 😀

    1. Tanvi says:

      True, I hate myself after watching them! Thanks for reading through my rant and hope you give this dish a try 🙂

  5. This looks so fresh and tasty! Watching trash tv is an actual hobby.

    1. Tanvi says:

      Thank you for reading. I have a love hate relationship with reality tv. lol. Anyway , hope you give this dish a try 🙂

  6. 21fit says:

    Yum. I make something similar but I’ve never tried using the cornflour.

    As for reality tv, I feel bad too, like I could have been bettering myself somehow, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t watch a particular one regularly.

    It’s my number one go to when I’m procrastinating

  7. Tanvi says:

    Thank you for reading. I kick myself every time I watch them.

  8. Simply Fabulicious says:

    Looks healthy and YUMS – I will have to try this soon! Keep up the good job sharing and cooking! X

    1. Tanvi says:

      Thank you so much. Let me know how it goes if you make them. 🙂

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