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Roasted Chili Garlic Broccoli Recipe

by Jeanette on April 28, 2014 · 26 Comments
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Looking for a little something a little spicy and sweet? Try this Roasted Chili Garlic Broccoli. It will have your taste buds tingling.
Roasted Broccoli and Chili Sauce © Jeanette's Healthy Living

I make a lot of broccoli for my kids, and typically my go-to broccoli recipe is simply steaming it and drizzling some toasted garlic hot pepper olive oil on top. I know my kids will eat it, so I’ve stuck with that recipe for a long time.

But, I get bored of making the same thing all the time, so recently, I roasted broccoli and added a spicy twist to it.

Roasted Broccoli and Chili Sauce

I used the tongue burning Fresh Thai Chili Garlic Sauce that I made recently using fresh Thai Chilies. You don’t need a lot – unless you like your food super spicy. I forgot to warn my kids that the hot chilies in this dish were super hot, so they were caught a little off guard. Some hot chilies are spicier than others, so be sure to taste the chili sauce you use when making this recipe so you use the right amount of spiciness for your family’s tastebuds.

Roasted Broccoli and Chili Sauce © Jeanette's Healthy Living

If you don’t want to make the Fresh Thai Chili Garlic Sauce, you can use store bought sambal oelek, or as a substitute, try hot red pepper flakes and a little vinegar.

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Roasted Chili Garlic Broccoli
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If you're using a very spicy sambal oelek, use less.
Serves: 4
  • 6 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons Fresh Thai Chili Sauce or sambal oelek
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon organic sugar
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  1. Place roasting pan in oven and preheat oven to 450 degrees. Toss broccoli withs sesame oil, sambal oelek, salt and sugar. Spread in a single layer on pre-heated roasting pan. Bake for 5 minutes; remove from oven and add garlic; toss gently. Bake another 5-10 minutes until broccoli is just barely cooked.
Adapted from Cooking Light
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  1. Love this…a little bit sweet, with a great kick! I always make the same broccoli too-simply steamed, so I need to try making this for a change. Unfortunately my kids don’t do spicy (fingers crossed they will one day :-) so I’ll make some plain for them, and your spicy version for my hubby and myself!

    • Jeanette Jeanette says:

      Thanks EA – that’s one thing I love about roasting vegetables – easy to make half a batch spicy and half not.

  2. I love that little kick you’ve given the broccoli!

  3. A little zip and zing is sometimes just what our veggies need! I love this idea, Jeanette and can’t wait to try it. Once I can start eating broccoli again (I miss it so much), this is going on the menu! Thanks for sharing, my friend. Have a wonderful week!

    • Jeanette Jeanette says:

      Stacy – hope you have a chance to try this after you start eating broccoli again. I bet this would work with green beans or other veggies too.

  4. Love broccoli with a little kick and your recipe Jeanette gave this quiet bland tasting vegi a new life! Thank you and hope you have a lovely week!

  5. Love this quick and healthy vegetable dish! And thai chili sauce gives a nice kick and flavor!

  6. I have a fridge full of broccoli – so thank you for this recipe, it sounds perfect!

  7. I love everything about this!

  8. I love a little spice with my broccoli so this sounds heavenly to me!

  9. This looks so yum! I had some broccoli with some bottle hot and sour sauce for the lunch today. I am going to try it with sambal oelek next time.

  10. Love this fresh and zesty twist on broccoli, Jeanette! I’m always looking for ways to make it a little more interesting. Great idea!

  11. Jeanette Jeanette says:

    Thanks everyone! Love a little kick of spicy with just about anything, so this was a fun way to have the kids eat their broccoli.

  12. I eat broccoli but I’m not super crazy about it, so the addition of chili garlic sauce would work for me, too.

  13. Mmm…I love broccoli and even more so with a little heat!

  14. Love broccoli and it sounds awesome with the added kick of heat from the thai chili sauce.

  15. K. Curtis says:

    Is it possible to lower the temp a bit? That high heat seems like it would cook it too hard and fast from a nutritional standpoint. Just wondering what your thoughts are. I so enjoy your fresh ideas and that they always take advantage of the season. Thanks

    • Jeanette Jeanette says:

      You can roast at a lower temperature, such as 375-400, it will just take longer for the broccoli to cook. This broccoli is intended to roasted until crisp tender. Thanks for your feedback!

  16. This is on my list! I am always looking for new ways with broccoli

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