Yield: 4 servings Prep time: 10 minutes, plus time to marinate chicken Cook time: 20 minutes image
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
¼ cup coconut aminos or wheat-free tamari
2 tablespoons unsalted butter or coconut oil
½ cup diced onions
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger (optional)
¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
3 cups bite-sized fresh broccoli florets
3 cups chicken bone broth, homemade (here) or store-bought
1 tablespoon fish sauce
2 tablespoons Swerve confectioners’-style sweetener or equivalent amount of liquid or powdered sweetener (see here)
FOR GARNISH (OPTIONAL):
Red pepper flakes
Ground black pepper
- Place the chicken in a medium bowl. Add the coconut aminos and toss to coat. Place in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 1 hour or overnight.
- Heat the butter in a stockpot over medium-high heat. Add the onions, garlic, and ginger, if using. Toss to coat the onions with the butter, sprinkle with the salt and pepper, and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. When the onions are tender, add the marinated chicken (discarding the marinating liquid) and sauté for 5 minutes or until the chicken in cooked through and no longer pink inside.
- Add the broccoli and broth to the stockpot and bring to a simmer. Stir in the fish sauce and sweetener, then taste and adjust the saltiness or sweetness as desired. Simmer until the broccoli is soft, about 4 minutes. Serve hot and garnish with red pepper flakes and/or black pepper.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. To reheat, place in a saucepan over medium heat for 5 minutes or until heated through.