Sweet Sticky Garlic Chicken and Broccoli

sticky garlic chicken and broccoli
For the  picture please see pinchofyum.com

After some time away from the blogosphere of recipe blogging i decided to make a comeback with this easy simple and delicious recipe. I tend to favor chicken recipes as they are so versatile and and of course tasty to create. This sweet sticky garlic chicken and broccoli recipe is no exception.

Well the weather here is rather wet, particularly for being so well into summer. So rather than eat out i decided to make this chicken dish.


sweet sticky garlic chicken and broccoli
Original recipe and picture can be found on pinchofyum.com

This Sweet Sticky Garlic Chicken and Broccoli ❤ It’s so very appetizing – particularly with a dish of  aromatic basmati rice. And a pile of very bright green fresh broccoli. This combo is going to fill you up all night and now let me tell you the trick –> its only 30 minutes.

The first time I made this in 25 minutes after a very quick jog. Maybe I filled my face with my sweet sticky garlic chicken and broccoli dish in the car that night.

Eat the sticky garlic chicken and feeeeeel gooooood.

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Sweet Sticky Garlic Chicken and Broccoli

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 8

Sweet Sticky Garlic Chicken and Broccoli


  • For the chicken and broccoli
  • 1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast tenders
  • 1 cup buttermilk (just use milk with a spoonful of vinegar if you don't have buttermilk)
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 3-4 cups broccoli florets
  • For the sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 1-inch piece fresh ginger
  • ¾ cup light soy sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sambal oelek


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and place a metal cooling rack on top if you have one (it can work without, too). Soak the chicken in the buttermilk. Mix the panko, cornmeal, olive oil, and salt and pepper in a bowl. Remove the chicken one piece at a time, let the buttermilk drip off, and gently press into the panko cornmeal mixture until coated with crumbs. Place the chicken on the baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. At 10 minutes, flip each piece and bake for another 10 minutes (so total bake time for the chicken is about 20 minutes).
  2. Meanwhile, as your chicken bakes, pulse all the sauce ingredients in a food processor. This is optional, but to help the sauce develop its flavor and thicken a bit, you can put it in a skillet over medium low heat and let it simmer for a while. Prepare your broccoli by boiling for 1 minute and plunging into ice water (it stays so bright green and crispy!) or stir frying until tender crisp.
  3. When the chicken is done, dip each piece in the sauce and return to the baking sheet. Bake another 5 minutes, re-dip for one last sauce love, and let rest for a minute or two. Serve over rice, with the broccoli and extra sauce.



I’m Julie. This is where my love of cupcakes, digital photography as well as writing comes to life! How did this recipe thing all begin? In November of 2012, I made the decision that I needed to keep a log of my recipes, so I started a simple recipe blog. This beautiful collection of cupcakes and cafe delights continues to grow every week and I can’t wait to see where it is 5 years down the road. My grandma encouraged all of my baking. At family gatherings with well over 250 individuals the midst of absolutely no where, she consistently was able to create perfect cherry cobblers along with other goodies for dessert over the campfire. It seemed to be like magic for me.

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