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Kim Chee Chicken & Broccoli

Chicken and broccoli is a simple as it gets. Served over steamed jasmine rice, this was a common weekend lunch growing up. Mom would heat some oil with ginger and garlic in her wok, then add thinly sliced chicken. Once the chicken was cooked she would remove it from the pan, and add the broccoli florets. A splash of water would deglaze the pan and steam the broccoli. Then Mom would return the chicken to the pan and add a thin slurry of corn starch to thicken the sauce.

But on the Atkins phase 1, there is no rice or corn starch.  I was scared of spicy food as a kid, but not any more.  So instead of having dry chicken and broccoli, I added kim chee and a little tamari (wheat free soy sauce) to make it more saucy.  The briny, spicy kim chee and earthy soy flavored tamari soaked into the chicken and broccoli to make a very satisfying lunch for one.

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