Easy Chinese Broccoli

Chinese broccoli is also known as jiè-lán or gai lan. It pairs well with most Chinese dishes.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
2 servings


  • 1 pound Chinese broccoli

  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil (Optional)


  1. Pour about 1 inch of water into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Place Chinese broccoli in the saucepan and cover with the lid. Cook until stems are tender, 2 to 5 minutes. Use tongs to transfer to a plate.

  2. Mix oyster sauce, brown sugar, and sesame oil together in a bowl. Drizzle sauce over the cooked Chinese broccoli.

Cook's Notes:

When purchasing jiè-lán, choose stalks that are on the thinner side, preferably no larger than 3/4-inch. Cut any that are thicker than that lengthwise, while ensuring there are leaves on both sides.

If you wanted to make this as a stir-fry instead, you can use smashed garlic cloves and slices of fresh ginger.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

116 Calories
3g Fat
22g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 116
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 325mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 288mg 1,440%
Calcium 404mg 31%
Iron 7mg 40%
Potassium 6mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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