Forget take out and have this Crockpot Chicken and Broccoli instead! I love recipes like this, because it actually tastes better than take-out, you can schedule it to be ready exactly when you want it, and *bonus* it’s healthier!
This Crockpot Chicken and Broccoli is one of our most popular recipes (originally posted May 1, 2015), so I’ve updated it to include a how-to video! Enjoy!
Do yourself a favor and skip the take-out [or delivery] this weekend!
Why, you ask?
Because instead of spending major $$$ on Chinese take-out, you’re going to make this crockpot chicken and broccoli!
It might even be easier than dialing the phone number of your favorite Chinese restaurant, giving them your order, reciting your credit card number, and then w-a-l-k-i-n-g alllll the way to the restaurant, or impatiently waiting for the knock at the door.
No wait. This crockpot chicken and broccoli is definitely easier.
Although I’m a sucker for all things take-out . . . hellooooooo Thai, Chinese, and Indian restaurant take-out guys who probably all know Trevor’s and my order by heart now . . .
I love recipes like this crockpot chicken and broccoli, because it actually tastes better than take-out, you can schedule it to be ready exactly when you want it, and *bonus* it’s healthier!
Plus, you never have to deal with the restaurant when they inevitably mess up your order.
Ingredients in slow cooker chicken and broccoli:
- Chicken breasts
- Chicken broth
- Soy sauce
- Hoisin sauce
- Dark brown sugar
- Sesame seed oil
If you’re not convinced that this is better than take-out let me tell you what to do in FIVE easy steps.
How do you make crockpot chicken and broccoli?
- Make sauce: chicken broth, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, and garlic.
- Place chicken and sauce into crockpot and set it to LOW for 4 hours.
- Stir in some cornstarch to thicken the sauce and then stir in some broccoli.
- Let it cook on HIGH for 1 more hour.
- Serve with rice and enjoy!
See? I told you this crockpot chicken and broccoli is easy to make!
It’s super tasty, too!
It’s perfectly salty, savory, full of your favorite Chinese flavors like soy sauce, sesame seed oil, and hoisin sauce, and the chicken gets so juicy and tender in the crock pot!
When I lived in Iowa, I had a favorite Chinese restaurant that made the best chicken and broccoli.
It’s the only thing I would order and I was never disappointed!
Now, living in Seattle, I have my favorite Chinese restaurants, but none of them do chicken and broccoli how my Iowa place did it.
I, then tried making chicken and broccoli at home a few times, but it never tasted quite right. Well…today, I finally did it!
I, Jennifer, will never ever get take-out or delivery again, because this crockpot chicken and broccoli is THAT good.
Just kidding. That’s silly. (Trevor just cackled, because he knows that was the biggest lie ever.)
I’ll make this on Friday, enjoy the leftovers on Saturday, and probably get take-out on Sunday. 😉
Have a great weekend!
What’s your favorite take-out/delivery dish? Mine are: Chinese – chicken and broccoli. Thai – Tom Kha Gai (check out my version here!), Indian – Paneer Tikka Masala. Show me the yummy!
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 cup soy sauce or gluten free alternative
- 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
- 1/4 cup dark brown sugar packed
- 1 tablespoon sesame seed oil
- 4 cloves garlic minced or pressed
- 1 1/2 pounds raw boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 head broccoli cut into florets
- 1 cup long grain rice
- 2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- Whisk together chicken broth, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, brown sugar, sesame seed oil, and garlic cloves.
Pour half of the sauce into a greased crockpot. Place chicken breasts in and then pour the remaining sauce over the chicken.
- Cook on low for 4 hours, covered.
- Mix together cornstarch and water and stir it into the crockpot.
- Stir in broccoli florets.
- Cook on high for 1 hour, covered.
- Remove the chicken, cut into large chunks, and place back in the crockpot.
- Serve immediately over rice!
- Place rice, water, salt, and butter in a medium sized sauce pan.
- Bring to a boil.
- Cover, lower heat to low, and simmer for 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
If you're gluten free, make sure your soy sauce is gluten free, too!
Nutritional information does not include rice.