Spice up your dinner, with turmeric and black pepper accenting a hearty chicken and broccoli meal. This healthy mix of protein and vegetables will satisfy even the largest of appetites. The flavor is exotic and memorable. A perfect recipe for a weeknight or weekend meal with family and friends!

Turmeric Black Pepper Chicken with Broccoli

Makes 8 servings
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into small (1/2”) pieces
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 10 ounces broccoli crowns, cut into small florets, stems thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • In a small bowl or measuring cup, stir together chicken broth, honey, vinegar, pepper and ½ tsp. salt. Set sauce mixture aside.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, turmeric and 1 teaspoon salt. Add the chicken pieces and toss until coated with all the flour mixture.
  • In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the broccoli and stir fry until tender crisp and just starting to brown slightly, about 3 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Return skillet to heat, add remaining 1 tablespoon oil, then add chicken. Cook, stirring, until the turmeric is fragrant, and the chicken is golden brown on all sides, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the sauce mixture to the chicken in the skillet. Continue to cook, stirring to scrape up any browned bits on the bottom of the skillet, for about 2 minutes until sauce thickens. Add broccoli and continue cook and stir for another 2-3 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.

Makes 8 servings.

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Susan Bowerman

Susan BowermanM.S., R.D., CSSD, CSOWM, FAND – Sr. Director, Worldwide Nutrition Education and Training

Susan Bowerman is the senior director of Worldwide Nutrition Education and Training at Herbalife. She also serves as the Vice Chair of the Dietetic Advisory Board (DAB). As a registered dietitian, she educates distributors about our global nutrition philosophy and is responsible for developing nutrition education and training materials. Bowerman earned a B.S. in Biology with distinction from the University of Colorado and an M.S. in Food Science and Nutrition from Colorado State University. She is a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and holds two board certifications as a specialist in Sports Dietetics and in Obesity and Weight Management. When she is not busy teaching and writing, Susan enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and gardening. Her favorite Herbalife products include Simply Probiotic and Herbalife Formula 1 Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix Banana Caramel.