Pork and Broccoli Stir Fry

If you love Asian food, you’ll love this simple and delicious Pork and Broccoli Stir-fry!! It is PACKED with flavor!!

Better than takeout pork and broccoli stir fry is so easy to make! It is absolutely delish. Try serving this with Crock pot White Rice, Cauliflower Rice, or Homemade Fried Rice.

pork and broccoli stir fry served with white rice and green onions.

Pork and Broccoli

I want to make sure you have lots of options for the upcoming Chinese New Year. I’ve decided on the Honey Sesame Chicken, this next recipe, along with some Fried Egg Rolls and Cream Cheese Wontons (a recipe I have yet to share with you but it’s FAB!!) I may have to make some Avocado Bacon Egg Rolls too just because they are delicious, and I’m craving them – ALL.THE.TIME!! ;D

I’m thinking we’ll have to have some friends over to help us eat because there are just too many things I want to make and we’ll need help eating it. I’m used to celebrating with my family (yes we celebrate Chinese New Year – it gives us just another excuse to have Chinese food).

I LOVE broccoli in with my Chinese food. It’s one of those veggies I hated as a child and LOVE LOVE LOVE as an adult. 🙂

pork and broccoli cooking in a skillet

Easy to make!

SAUCE. Combine orange zest, juice, soy sauce, vinegar, and cornstarch in a medium bowl; set aside.

PORK. In a large skillet on medium, heat 3-5 teaspoon oil. Cook pork pieces in oil 1-2 minutes, until browned on one side. Move to a plate and set aside; reserve skillet.

VEGGIES. In reserved skillet add garlic and scallion whites. Cook 1-2 minutes until scallions wilt, stirring occasionally. Add broccoli and ½ cup chicken broth to skillet. Cover and cook 2-4 minutes, until broccoli is crisp-tender.

COMBINE. Add pork and stir-fry sauce from step 1 to your skillet. Cook 1-2 minutes, stirring until pork is cooked through and sauce has thickened. Top with scallion greens.

Tips + Storing Info

The rice vinegar is used to help create a tangy flavor for this dish. You can easily reduce the amount of vinegar used or you can counteract the tanginess by adding some sugar. 

A really easy way to thicken the sauce is to add a little more cornstarch, BUT you don’t want to add it directly to the sauce. Instead add 1 tsp water and 1 tsp cornstarch to a separate bowl and mix. Once smooth add the cornstarch slurry to the sauce in the skillet and stir.

For any new cooks zest refers to grated orange peels. You can buy a citrus zester or simply use the small side of a cheese grater. Gate the peel until you reach the white part of the orange. The zest adds so much flavor to the dish.

This dish tastes great using other veggies as well. Cauliflower is a great choice. You can add in bell peppers, snap peas or green beans. Just be careful that you don’t add too many veggies that there isn’t enough sauce to cover them all. 

STORE leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. REHEAT in a skillet or in the microwave. 

Pork and Broccoli Stir-Fry served on a bed of rice.

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Pork and Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe

5 from 1 vote
If you love Asian food, you'll love this simple and delicious Pork and Broccoli Stir-fry!! It is PACKED with flavor!!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Chinese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 259 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp grated orange zest
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3-5 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lb pork tenderloin quartered and thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 3 scallions white and green parts separated and thinly sliced
  • 1 lb head of broccoli cut into bite-size florets, stalks peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

Instructions
 

  • Combine orange zest, juice, soy sauce, vinegar, and cornstarch in a medium bowl; set aside.
  • In a large skillet on medium, heat 3-5 teaspoon oil. Cook pork pieces in oil 1-2 minutes, until browned on one side. Move to a plate and set aside; reserve skillet.
  • In reserved skillet add garlic and scallion whites. Cook 1-2 minutes until scallions wilt, stirring occasionally. Add broccoli and ½ cup chicken broth to skillet. Cover and cook 2-4 minutes, until broccoli is crisp-tender.
  • Add pork and stir-fry sauce from step 1 to your skillet. Cook 1-2 minutes, stirring until pork is cooked through and sauce has thickened. Top with scallion greens.

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Pictures for this recipe were re-taken by Alicia of The Baker Upstairs adapted from Martha Stewart. 

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Comments:

  1. We didn’t like this one at all. The orange zest and vinegar were very overpowering. I ended up adding a bunch of sugar so it tasted something like orange chicken, but I couldn’t cover up the strong vinegar taste. Also your instructions say to add a 1/2 cup of water, but the ingredient list calls for chicken broth.

  2. 5 stars
    Great recipe with a small modification. I have to agree with the previous reviewer that it probably would of been too much vinegar using a 1/2 cup. I used a 1/4 cup vinegar and added1/2 TB. of organic sugar. It was perfect! Definitely make sure you use fresh orange juice and zest it is a key component to this dish. Husband had two helpings. Also when you add the pork and sauce back in make sure to crank the heat slightly so the sauce bubbles and thickens. Stir it all together, lower the heat to low, cover, and give maybe a minute to come all together before serving. Delicious.