Broccoli and Chicken Stir-Fry


A chicken and broccoli recipe to make at home. Serve with rice.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • cup soy sauce

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes, or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, or to taste

  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into chunks

  • 1 onion, sliced

  • 3 cups broccoli florets


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    All gathered ingredients.
  2. Stir soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and red pepper flakes together in a bowl until sugar dissolves. Mix water and cornstarch together in a small bowl; stir with a whisk until cornstarch dissolves completely.

    Stir soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and red pepper flakes together in a bowl to dissolve sugar into the liquid.

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  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Fry chicken and onion in hot oil until chicken is no longer pink in the center and onion is tender, 5 to 7 minutes.

    Chicken and onion in hot oil in a pan.
  4. Stir in broccoli with chicken and onion; sauté until broccoli is hot, about 5 minutes.

    Broccoli stirred in with chicken and onion.

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  5. Push chicken and vegetable mixture to the side of the skillet. Pour soy sauce mixture into the vacant part of the skillet. Stir cornstarch slurry into soy sauce mixture until the color is consistent.

    Soy sauce mixture in the vacant part of the skillet.

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  6. Move chicken and vegetables back into the center of the pan; sauté until sauce thickens and coats chicken and vegetables, about 5 minutes more.

    overhead angle looking down at a cast iron skillet of broccoli and chicken stir-fry


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

356 Calories
7g Fat
41g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 356
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 3307mg 144%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 84mg 421%
Calcium 98mg 8%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 760mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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