This parmesan lemon chicken and broccoli is a perfect quick weeknight meal ready in just 20 minutes.
Takeout Chinese menus are probably one of the few things in life that leave me speechless. A 70+ year old Italian man in a leopard print g-string speedo thong I saw in the Dominican Republic a few weeks ago was another. I’ll open one and literally stare (most likely with my mouth open a bit) for minutes on end with absolutely nothing to say and no clue what to order before inevitably ending up with wonton soup and chicken & broccoli. How exciting.
I guess the wonton soup could actually be considered exciting since the meat stuffed inside those things is pretty suspect, but I try to push that kind of excitement out of my mind temporarily. Which leaves us with chicken & broccoli, pretty much the most basic American combination one can think of just drowned in some mysterious brown sauce and with a fortune cookie on the side. So basically, I have no business ordering Chinese takeout when that’s what I end up with.
Which is why this recipe now exists.
A Chinese takeout craving shot down by myself and turned Italian.
It couldn’t be simpler, there’s no suspect meat, mysterious brown sauce or waking up at 3am with unquenchable thirst from all the salt and it cooks in about the same time as it’d take you to pick up the takeout anyway.
And while there’s no fortune cookie afterwards, you know you really didn’t care about how to say that random word in Chinese. Chances are you’d butcher the pronunciation anyway.