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Soy Sauce Chicken Thighs with Broccoli

Soy sauce ginger chicken thighs are a simple and easy one-pot meal for busy weeknights.

Boneless skinless chicken thighs are cooked with frozen broccoli in a simple sauce of brown sugar, ginger and soy sauce. This recipe can be served with rice, quinoa, pasta or mashed potatoes for an easy filling meal.

Why We Love This Recipe

  • With just a few simple ingredients, this recipe is easy and healthy. Perfect for busy weeknights!
  • It couldn’t be simpler to prepare, everything is cooked in one pot.
  • Only 5 ingredients are needed! The perfect no-fuss meal.
  • It’s cheap to make using inexpensive ingredients.
  • Adding rice, quinoa, pasta or mashed sweet potatoes will help feed hungry families.
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Recipe ingredients on the counter including raw boneless skinless chicken thighs, a bag of frozen broccoli, bowls of soy sauce, ginger, and brown sugar.

Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients here are simple and easy. When mixed together you get a simple one-pot recipe. Here’s an overview of what you’ll need with variations:

  • CHICKEN: 1 lb of boneless skinless chicken thighs is used as the base of this recipe.
  • BROCCOLI: A bag of frozen broccoli florets keeps things simple. The frozen broccoli can be added straight to the pot to cook.
  • SAUCE: Soy sauce is mixed with water, brown sugar, cornstarch and ginger powder.
  • VARIATIONS: Any style of chicken will work for this recipe. Swap broccoli for a bag of frozen vegetables. Or use fresh broccoli instead. Try chopped asparagus, bell pepper, tomatoes, mushrooms or sweet potatoes. Instead of making the sauce, you can swap with a jar of store-bought teriyaki and ½ cup water.
Four images showing steps to make the recipe. First is chopped chicken thighs on a cutting board with a knife. Second is chopped chicken in a white pot with a wood spatula. Third is brown sauce in a white bowl with a small spatula. Fourth is cooked chicken thighs and broccoli in a white pot.

How To Make Soy Sauce Ginger Chicken Thighs with Broccoli

This easy recipe can be made really fast. Just mix the sauce and saute everything in the same pot. Here’s a quick overview with full instructions in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Mix the sauce ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. In a large pot, sear the chicken thighs on each side.
  3. Add the broccoli and sauce and mix together. Cover and let simmer until broccoli is tender-crisp.
  4. Add chicken and broccoli to a serving dish. Mix in cornstarch with the leftover sauce to thicken.
  5. Serve with rice, pasta or quinoa. Drizzle sauce over top of everything.

Leftover chicken and broccoli can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. This recipe can be reheated in the microwave easily. Heat the chicken under the broiler for 1-2 minutes to help it crispen up.

Chicken thighs and broccoli in soy sauce in a white plate with rice.

Recipe Tips

  • This recipe is easy to adapt. Use chopped chicken breast or shredded store-bought rotisserie chicken. Substitute it for ground meat. Swap broccoli for any bag of frozen vegetables. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top. Add different veggies like tomatoes, onions, asparagus, and carrots. Basically, you can use this recipe as a guide but create your own unique variation.
  • Prep some cooked rice in advance to serve with this recipe. Prepping in a rice cooker can help to save time. You can also serve with pasta, mashed potatoes or toast.
  • The broccoli can be swapped with any frozen or fresh vegetables you’d like! You could try asparagus, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, regular potatoes, bell pepper or mushrooms.
Cooked chicken thighs and broccoli in a white pot.

More Chicken Thigh Recipes

Soy Sauce Chicken Thighs with Broccoli

An easy one-pot meal for busy weeknights.
Print Pin Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs - sliced in half
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 bag of frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 cup uncooked rice - to serve with (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • ¼ cup water

Instructions

  • Cook rice in advance to serve with this recipe (this is optional). We use a rice cooker.
    Cooked rice in a rice cooker.
  • Cut each chicken thigh in half.
    Chopped raw chicken on a cutting board with a knife and a fork.
  • In a bowl, combine the water, soy sauce, ginger powder, and brown sugar.
    A bowl of brown sauce with a small spoon.
  • Heat a large pot with a bit of cooking oil over medium high heat. Once the pot is hot, sear the chicken on each side until browned. About 5 minutes total.
    Two images of a large pot. First with raw chicken thighs. Second with cooked chicken thighs.
  • Add the broccoli to the pot. Pour the sauce over top and toss everything together. Cover with a lid and let it simmer until the broccoli is tender crisp when poked with a fork.
    Scoop the broccoli and chicken onto a serving dish.
    Mix 1 Tbsp of cornstarch with 1/4 cup of water in a bowl. Pour into the sauce in the pot. Stir frequently and heat through until the sauce has thickened.
    Chopped broccoli and chicken thighs in a large white pot.
  • Serve this recipe with fresh rice. Drizzle the sauce from the pot over top of everything.
    A white plate with cooked rice and chicken thighs with broccoli.

Recipe Notes:

  • This recipe is easy to adapt. Use chopped chicken breast or shredded store-bought rotisserie chicken. Substitute it for ground meat. Swap broccoli for any bag of frozen vegetables. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top. Add different veggies like tomatoes, onions, asparagus, and carrots. Basically, you can use this recipe as a guide but create your own unique variation.
  • Prep some cooked rice in advance to serve with this recipe. Prepping in a rice cooker can help to save time. You can also serve with pasta, mashed potatoes or toast.
  • The broccoli can be swapped with any frozen vegetables or fresh vegetables you’d like! You could try asparagus, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, regular potatoes, bell pepper or mushrooms.
Nutrition
Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 916mg | Potassium: 342mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg

Please note these nutritional values provided above are just an estimate. Actual numbers will vary based on brands and ingredients you choose, and your preferred portion sizes.

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