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4.67 from 6 votes

Ground Orange Chicken & Broccoli

This ground orange chicken and broccoli recipe is the perfect quick and easy answer to a takeout meal at home. Best of all it takes less than 20 minutes to make and uses only 1 pot so prep and cleanup are both a breeze!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course, meat
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: broccoli, chicken, chinese, easy, ground chicken, takeout


For the Sauce

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch

For the Main Dish

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups broccoli chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • salt
  • **optional** sriracha, rice, noodles or lettuce wraps**


  • To make the sauce, whisk together brown sugar, orange juice, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, water, orange zest, sesame oil, corn starch and set aside.
  • Add the ground chicken directly to a nonstick pan (no grease necessary) and turn the heat to medium high. As the chicken is cooking, break it up with a spatula.
  • Once it’s mostly cooked through, add the garlic and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Pour in the orange chicken sauce and stir. Let the sauce simmer for a few minutes until it thickens up and turn the heat down to low.
  • Add the chopped broccoli and 1/4 cup water and stir. Put the lid on the pot and let the broccoli steam for 4 minutes until it’s cooked but still crunchy. Stir one last time and season with salt to taste.
  • Serve over rice, or noodles or lettuce wraps with a drizzle of sriracha if desired.