Claire Wright from shares 3 simple ways to prepare broccoli that the whole family will enjoy.

This chicken & broccoli stir-fry is really simple and quick to make - an easy family meal with plenty of veg!


Make the sauce by mixing together the soy sauce, sesame oil, grated ginger and garlic in a small bowl. Set aside. Cook the noodles according to packet instructions while you make the stir-fry. Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok set over medium-high heat. Add the chicken strips and fry for 2-3 mins until cooked through. Add the broccoli and stir-fry for another 2-3 mins, until starting to lose a little of its raw ‘crunch’. Pour over the sauce and cook for another 1-2 mins, then add the drained noodles and toss everything together well. Take off the heat and serve, topped with spring onions, sesame seeds and chilli (if using).

Mix it up: swap the chicken for prawns or steak strips for a different protein. Use rice noodles and serve with hot chicken or vegetable stock ladled over the stir-fry in bowls for more of an Asian broth dinner. Up the veg content by adding baby corn, sugar snap peas and/or halved cherry tomatoes for some added sweetness. You could also always skip the noodles and serve with cooked rice instead.

Kids in the Kitchen

Kids need a lot of supervision around stir-fries as the pan gets very hot, but they can make the sauce while you get the chicken and broccoli cooked. Have them scatter over the spring onions and seeds when you are serving up.