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Easy Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry recipe | lecremedealcrumb.com

Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

Better than takeout, and healthier too - this 30-minute Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry is bursting with rich, savory flavor and pleases even the pickiest eaters. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 165kcal
Author Tiffany


  • 2 large (or 3 small-medium) boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • cup water or chicken broth


  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce or oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • ½ cup cold water + 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • green onions and sesame seeds for garnish


  • Whisk together all sauce ingredients (except for water and corn starch) and set aside.
  • Drizzle a large skillet over medium heat with oil. Add chicken, season with Chinese five spice, and saute for 6-8 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Transfer to a plate and set aside. 
  • Add broccoli florets to pan, saute 2-3 minutes until broccoli starts to become crisp on the edges. Add 1/3 cup water or chicken broth and cook for 4-6 minutes longer until broccoli is fork-tender. 
  • Add chicken back to pan. Pour sauce into the pan and give it a good stir. Whisk together 1/2 cup cold water and corn starch until dissolved, then stir into the pan. Once sauce has thickened (about 1 minute) cook 2-3 minutes longer, then garnish with onions and sesame seeds and serve. 


Spice it up: add 2-3 teaspoons of sriracha or 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes to give this recipe a spicy kick. 
Veg it up: add any favorite vegetable - like chopped bell peppers, onions, snow peas, or cauliflower. 


Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 710mg | Potassium: 466mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 442IU | Vitamin C: 62mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg