Asian Chicken and Brussels Sprouts

Asian Chicken and Brussels Sprouts will turn brussels sprout haters into lovers! But you can also swap out broccoli too in this stir fry recipe!

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A Healthy Stir Fry Recipe

Right before the holidays I’m out shopping at the grocery store, just seeing what I can find. I’m always looking for anything interesting that different to cook up something with and there it was. A brussel sprout stalk. I’ve never seen one before so I immediately grabbed it. I actually grabbed two.

When I got home and and showed Christie – blank stare. She just looked at me and asked why I’d buy a brussels spout stalk when I hate (or actually have never tried to be fair) brussels sprouts? Well, I said, maybe we can come up with a recipe that will change my mind…

We love making any kind of Chinese or Asian food at home like Dan Dan noodles and potstickers, so I thought we’d head in that direction. Sprouts in Chinese food? Yep, we did.

I’m telling you – this Asian Chicken and Brussesl Sprouts recipe is flippin’ awesome. Game changer. It was a win win recipe all around, the boys loved it and so did we. Our little guy said it was his “most favorite Chinese food ever” We’re talking a 7 year old here, shoving down brussels sprouts like there was no tomorrow.

How To Make Asian Chicken and Brussels Sprouts

We started out with chicken thighs, you could use chicken breast too but the thighs made it taste more like Chinese food to us.

Roast the chicken in the oven (salt, pepper, a little olive oil and roast about 40 minutes until cooked through) then shred and set aside.

Make up the sauce next – this sauce – I’m telling you, you’ll want to hang on to this one for all your stir-frying needs. Set that aside in a pourable measuring cup until you’re ready for that.

While the chicken is in the oven you can get the vegetables ready. We shaved our sprouts on a mandoline, but if you don’t have one just get chopping. Or you can buy them already shaved at the grocery store. You can buy the mushrooms pre-sliced too if you really want to make this an easy recipe – while we’re at it, grab a rotisserie chicken and shred that up!

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Now you’re ready to stir-fry. If you don’ have a wok, get your biggest non-stick pot out and get it going over high heat. First in are the mushrooms until they get browned, then the shaved sprouts for just a couple of minutes.

Next in the chicken and now it’s time for the awesome sauce.

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That’s it – dinner done in 10 minutes. You can do all the prep ahead of time, get the chicken roasted and shredded, cut the vegetables and make the sauce so that come time for dinner you’ll be on the table in 10.

And just wait until the family gets a hold of this one – don’t even tell the haters that it’s brussels in here…just let them have a taste first!

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Asian Chicken and Brussels Sprouts

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

This stir fry recipe tastes even better than take out – and is done in almost the same amount of time!

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 1/2 lb. brussels sprouts, shaved
  • 1 lb. chicken thighs, cooked and shredded (or you can use 1 pound of shredded rotisserie chicken)
  • 8 oz. mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 Recipe Stir Fry Sauce

Instructions

  1. Add the canola oil to a wok and heat over high heat. Add in the mushrooms and cook until browned on both sides (give them a couple of stirs but let them brown).
  2. Next add in the shaved brussels sprouts and shredded chicken. Stir together and cook 3-4 minutes until the sprouts have wilted a little and the chicken pieces are cooked through.
  3. Add in the stir fry sauce starting with only half (see note), then adding more depending on your tastes.

Recipe Notes

*Don’t add in all the stir-fry sauce at first, start with half and then as more depending on how “saucy” you like your Chinese food. We used all of it because we like to serve this on top of rice. If you buy a brussels sprout stalk, you’ll just need one. If you buy the 9 oz. containers in the store 2 will be fine. If you buy the shaved brussels sprouts in a bag you’ll need 2 10 oz. bags.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: stir fry recipe, easy chicken recipes, dinner recipes, homemade stir fry sauce, healthy dinner recipes

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8 Responses
  1. Liz

    This sounds incredible! Maybe I can finally get my hubby to eat Brussels sprouts this way! If not, I’d be happy to eat his share :)

  2. mel

    cornstarch needed to be thinned out more before adding. i had to throw the sauce away as it just had balls of cornstarch in it that wouldnt dissolve.

    1. Dan

      Sorry to hear that Mel! We do make this all the time without fail though. Are you sure you whisked it slowly into the sauce? If you pour it all in at once it will clump up.

  3. sana

    The recipe looks fab! would love to try it but is there something i can replace sherry with? non alcoholic as we don’t consume alcohol.
    thankyou!

  4. Una

    This was lovely thanks. It didn’t look as beautiful as yours but it did taste really great. Thanks.

    Making your Chicken Marsala Portobellos tomorrow. Hope for a similar success.

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