Nutritious Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry in a large cooking skillet.

Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry – the perfect easy dish when that Chinese takeout restaurant craving hits! Best of all, made with juicy chicken, tender broccoli & carrots – coated with a rich and savory Asian-inspired sauce. Simple to customize & ready in under 30 minutes.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword chicken, chinese dinner recipe, stir fry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 327 kcal
Author Kelly



  • 1-1/4 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2-3 Tablespoons olive oil for cooking
  • 3-1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup very thinly sliced or grated carrots
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated or minced fresh ginger


  • 1-1/2 Tablespoons oyster sauce leave out & add fish sauce for keto
  • 2 teaspoons low sodium soy sauce use GF tamari as needed
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey or leave out for low carb
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mirin Chinese cooking wine or Dry Sherry (omit for paleo & keto version)
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch or arrowroot starch
  • 1/4 cup cold water plus more as needed to thin out sauce


  1. In a medium bowl, combine chicken with salt, black pepper, and 1 teaspoon sesame oil. Set aside for at least 10 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet or wok, heat cooking oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and saute until no longer pink and cooked through, about 4-5 minutes per side. Transfer to plate and set aside.

  3. Return the pan to heat and add additional oil as needed. Stir in broccoli, carrots, garlic, and ginger. Cook until tender crisp, about 3-5 minutes.
  4. While the broccoli is cooking, whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl. Once the vegetables are tender, add the chicken along with sauce into the pan. Allow sauce to thicken and bubble and add additional seasonings along with water as needed to thin out the sauce.
  5. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and chopped green onions if desired. Serve hot over your favorite rice (cauliflower for paleo & keto), quinoa or noodles.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 327 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 453mg 19%
Potassium 832mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 34g 68%
Vitamin A 63.4%
Vitamin C 87.8%
Calcium 5.3%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.