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

Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry - the best dish for when that Chinese takeout craving hits! Made with juicy chicken, tender broccoli and carrots, and coated with a rich Asian-inspired sauce. This healthy stir fry recipe is easy to customize and ready in under 30 minutes.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword best chicken stir fry recipe, chicken and broccoli stir fry, chicken stir fry recipe, chinese dinner recipe, chinese stir fry, easy stir fry recipe, homemade chicken stir fry, how to make stir fry, stir fry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 327 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

FOR THE STIR FRY

  • 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

FOR THE SAUCE

  • 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

Instructions

  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*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 453mg19%
Potassium 832mg24%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 3170IU63%
Vitamin C 72.4mg88%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.