The quest for easy and sticky but not too sweet stir fry seems never ending. With exception to sesame seeds all ingredients for Easy Chicken Broccoli Stir Fry were on hand and containing only five steps, this easy stir fry seemed to good to be true.
Switched olive for peanut oil and beef for chicken. Half cup of pre-shredded carrots and green onions were added. Sauce was doubled. Sesame seeds were omitted.
Scaled for Likability: Great
I think I might have found the perfect simple stir fry sauce: three parts soy, two parts oyster, to one part sugar. Since the sauce was doubled and I did not want to double the sugar in fear of making the sauce too sweet, I settled on three tablespoons of soy, two tablespoons of oyster, and a teaspoon of sugar along with half cup of low salt chicken broth. In the skillet the stir fry looked like it was drowning in sauce but when spooned over a heaping mound of rice it was the perfect mixture.
Not too sweet, not too salty, and just the slightest hint of heat from the ginger the sauce was perfect. If one wanted more heat a splash of sriracha or a quarter teaspoon of white pepper could have been added. If one preferred sweeter sure fry, a full tablespoons of sugar could have been added. What I would not leave out would be the addition of the green onions. With our without meat this sauce would be great on all veggies and equally over noodles as it was on rice.