Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

Origin and Region:
Stir-fry dishes originated in China and have become popular worldwide, including in many Asian countries and Western cultures. Chicken and broccoli stir fry is a classic Chinese-inspired dish that has gained popularity globally for its delicious flavors and ease of preparation.

Enjoy the bold flavors and vibrant colors of this quick and nutritious Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry. This dish combines tender chicken breast strips with crisp broccoli florets in a savory stir-fry sauce, creating a wholesome meal that is perfect for busy weeknights.


  • 1 lb (450g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey or brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch dissolved in 2 tablespoons water
  • Optional: sliced green onions, sesame seeds for garnish

Optional Toppings:

  • Cooked rice or noodles for serving


  • Slice the chicken thinly and evenly to ensure quick and even cooking.
  • Blanch the broccoli florets in boiling water for 1-2 minutes before stir-frying to preserve their vibrant green color and crisp texture.
  • Customize the stir fry with your favorite vegetables such as bell peppers, carrots, or snap peas.
  • For extra heat, add a pinch of red pepper flakes or a drizzle of sriracha sauce to the stir-fry sauce.


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, oyster sauce, rice vinegar, honey (or brown sugar), and dissolved cornstarch. Set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the sliced chicken and stir-fry until cooked through, about 5-6 minutes. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, add the remaining tablespoon of vegetable oil. Add the minced garlic and ginger, and stir-fry for 30 seconds until fragrant.
  4. Add the broccoli florets to the skillet and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until tender-crisp.
  5. Return the cooked chicken to the skillet and pour the prepared stir-fry sauce over the chicken and broccoli. Stir well to coat everything evenly.
  6. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, allowing the sauce to thicken and coat the ingredients.
  7. Remove from heat and garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.
  8. Serve the chicken and broccoli stir-fry hot over cooked rice or noodles.

Chicken and broccoli stir fry is a classic Asian-inspired dish featuring tender chicken breast strips and crisp broccoli florets cooked in a savory stir-fry sauce. This dish is bursting with flavor, color, and nutrients, making it a favorite choice for a quick and satisfying meal. With its simple preparation and versatile ingredients, it’s a go-to recipe for busy weeknights or whenever you crave a wholesome stir-fry.

Nutritional Information:
(Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe, without optional toppings, based on standard recipe yield)

  • Calories: 240 kcal
  • Total Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 65mg
  • Sodium: 1000mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 4g
  • Protein: 28g

(Note: Nutritional information may vary depending on specific ingredients and portion sizes.)

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