Learn to make this tasty stove top spicy broccoli with garlic in 15 minutes with these easy to follow step by step photos.
Editor’s Note: Originally Published May 1, 2010. Last Updated May 9, 2018, with updated text and re-edited photos. Please enjoy this tasty side dish.
This is just one of those recipes that I randomly saw on TV while cooking. Big Daddy’s House with Aaron McCargo Jr was on Food Network. I have never seen him before, and I’m demographically impaired (well past 50) in that just the title of the show puts me off but my hand was dirty, so it stayed on. He is really good. I’m now a fan. So I looked up the recipe and saved a PDF for later use. Later is now.
This is just a different and spicier way of to cook broccoli. Good taste and nice for a change. A solid 4.
Recipe Notes for Stove Top Spicy Broccoli
I cut the recipe in half since it was for a huge amount. I’m calling my one large head of broccoli as 4 servings, but they are smaller. That wasn’t all it needed.
Cutting the original oil and spices in half left too little in the pan to do much, so I only decreased them some. I also decrease the heat some in the second part of the recipe to allow it to steam longer to make the broccoli a little more cooked. It was too crispy before.
Also, although “spicy” is one of the features, I suggest doing only 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of the red pepper. The original full teaspoon was just too much.
Clean and trim broccoli cut into florets. Heat olive oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and pepper. Cook for 1 minute until garlic is browning some.
Add broccoli and cook for 3-4 minutes until starting to brown. Toss frequently. Decrease heat to medium, add salt, pepper, and chicken stock. Cover and continue to cook another 3-4 minutes until tender.
Stove Top Spicy Broccoli
- 1 head broccoli - large
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons garlic - minced
- 1/4-1 teaspoon red pepper flakes - to taste
- 1/4 teaspoons salt and pepper - each
- 3 tablespoons chicken broth
- Clean and trim broccoli cut into florets
- Heat olive oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and pepper. Cook for 1 minute until garlic is browning some.
- Add broccoli and cook for 3-4 minutes until starting to brown. Toss frequently.
- Decrease heat to medium, add salt, pepper, and chicken stock. Cover and continue to cook another 3-4 minutes until tender.
Nutrition is generally for one serving. Number of servings is stated above and is my estimate of normal serving size for this recipe.
All nutritional information are estimates and may vary from your actual results. This is home cooking, and there are many variables. To taste ingredients such as salt will be my estimate of the average used.
Originally Published May 1, 2010.