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This Chicken and Broccoli recipe is ultra-quick and easy to make, and tastes SO delicious!

This delicious Chicken and Broccoli recipe is super quick and easy to make, it's full of great flavor, and it's perfect to meal prep for lunch and dinner throughout the week. | Gimme Some Oven #broccolichicken #chickenrecipes #healthyrecipes #dinnerrecipes

For those nights when you just need dinner on the table…like that…this easy chicken and broccoli recipe won’t let you down!

It’s been one of my go-to quick and healthy dinner standbys for years and years now. And, since I first posted this recipe on the blog four years ago, thousands of you have now also made and loved it, and reported back that it’s one of your faves too. Understandably! This one is incredibly quick and easy to make, the zesty stir-fry sauce is made with simple ingredients you like keep stocked your pantry, and that classic duo of chicken and broccoli always has a way of hitting the spot. Simple and healthy stir-fry FTW!

That said, as much as I love the classic chicken and broccoli combo, I should note that this recipe’s incredibly versatile if you want to mix things up. For example, feel like subbing in a different protein? Go for it. Have some leftover zucchini or onions or bell peppers or other veggies on hand? By all means, toss ’em in too. Feel like serving it up over quinoa or noodles, or even just some sautéed greens? Use whatever you have! The sky’s the limit for customizing here. But…this base recipe is an excellent one to bookmark as a good place to begin.

So that when life gets busy, yet you still want a healthy homemade dinner you can feel good about, this winner winner of a chicken dinner can be on the table in no time.

Chicken and Broccoli | 1-Minute Video

First, a quick tutorial on how to chop broccoli, in case you need a refresher.

This delicious Chicken and Broccoli recipe is super quick and easy to make, it's full of great flavor, and it's perfect to meal prep for lunch and dinner throughout the week. | Gimme Some Oven #broccolichicken #chickenrecipes #healthyrecipes #dinnerrecipes

As you can see, there’s not much to it. Just cut up a few chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces. Sauté them in a skillet until cooked through. Then add the chopped broccoli and sauté for a few more minutes with the chicken, until it turns bright green and slightly tender (but I like mine to still be very crisp).

Then meanwhile, as the chicken and broccoli are cooking, whisk together a simple stir-fry sauce. As I mentioned above, I’ve kept the ingredients for this one limited to a short list of pantry staples. So (hopefully!) it should be an easy one to whip out, without having to make an extra trip to the store. Just stir it in at the last second and stir for a minute or so, until thickened.

This delicious Chicken and Broccoli recipe is super quick and easy to make, it's full of great flavor, and it's perfect to meal prep for lunch and dinner throughout the week. | Gimme Some Oven #broccolichicken #chickenrecipes #healthyrecipes #dinnerrecipes

Then this quick and easy dinner will be ready to go! Enjoy, everyone!

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Chicken and Broccoli

  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 9 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 0 About 2-4 servings 1x

Description

This quick Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry recipe is full of zesty flavors, it’s easy to customize, and it can be ready to go in a snap!


Ingredients

Scale

Stir-Fry Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 batch Stir-Fry Sauce (see below)
  • 1 bunch broccoli, chopped into small florets, stem discarded
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • toppings: sliced green onions, toasted sesame seeds

Stir-Fry Sauce Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

Instructions

To Make The Stir-Fry:

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken breasts, and season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is browned and mostly cooked through.
  2. While the chicken is cooking, make your sauce. (See below.)
  3. Once the chicken is browned, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil and broccoli, and stir to combine. Continue cooking for an additional 3 minutes, until the broccoli is bright green. Stir in the sauce, and cook for an additional 1 minute until the sauce has thickened.  Remove from heat and stir in the sesame oil until combined.
  4. Serve warm, garnished with green onions and toasted sesame seeds.  Or transfer to a sealed container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

To Make The Sauce:

  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl until combined.

Notes

I slightly tweaked the sauce recipe in 2017, to add just a bit more to the recipe.  But it should still taste the same! :)

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339 comments on “Chicken and Broccoli”

  1. i made this for dinner yesterday and it was delicious! I did add some red pepper, really thanks dear

  2. Ohhh my! This is a fabulous recipe. My husband and I love it! I added some onions and red and yellow peppers and some matchstick carrots. This is restaurant quality, if not better. Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe!

  3. For some reason all five stars didn’t post when I wrote my review; I’m pretty positive I clicked on all the stars. I apologize for leaving off a star, because this is definitely a five star recipe. I’ve made it previously, and will continue to do so. Thanks again!

  4. Substituted yellow onions for green and powdered ginger for fresh and it was still SO delicious! Will be making this again. Hubby approved.

  5. Very easy and delicious !! The sauce was the best part.

  6. I’ve been making this for a few years now and I am making it tonight for dinner because I needed something delicious, quick and easy. This recipe is all that.

  7. It was so easy to make, and took no time at all. What a yummy dish that you can put together after work, when everyone is hungry. This will go into my dinner rotation!!!

  8. This was super easy, fast, and DELICIOUS!! Thank you!!

  9. This was SO good, and I’m not a huge fan of broccoli!! I added cashews a few times and it gives a nice crunch.

  10. This was great! Easy and delicious! I’ll definitely be hanging on to the sauce recipe. So good!

  11. This was not only easy but better than going out to a Chinese restaurant.

  12. Honestly— so easy & so delicious. I doubled the recipe because we love leftovers. I also tossed the chicken in cornstarch before throwing it into my wok. Like other reviews said there was a lot of sauce— but I didn’t keep it for leftovers. Also used chicken breast & thigh. Definitely going into our rotation of recipes.

  13. Very good and easy. The only thing I would change is to use chicken thighs instead of breasts for more juicy chicken pieces.

  14. This looks incredible. Going to make this!

  15. I made this tonight and realised that this is the first fried rice I have ever made and it tasted better than any fried rice I have ever eaten.
    Full of vegetables, fresh tasting and enough left to have tomorrow night.
    Husband and I both rated it a 5 and will make it again

  16. Hey!
    Made this today and it was a hit! My husband couldn’t stop eating :) I make stir frys but keep getting prepared sauces that don’t taste so good. Yours was spot on! I did add a dash of chili peppers and hot sauce. It was delicious!

  17. The family loved this. I used a rotisserie chicken. Made the sauce first. Pulled the breast meat off the carcass and stir fried it briefly. Used broccoli, baby corn, mushrooms and carrots sliced in coins. For the sauce I used tamari instead of soy sauce, apple cider vinegar instead of rice vinegar, and mirin instead of honey, Served it over brown rice/quinoa. BIG HIT!

  18. I thought the rice wine vinegar overwhelmed the other flavors. Otherwise it was good.

  19. I made this last night but substituted tofu for the chicken. Delicious! My husband asked for again.

  20. Thank you so much about the recipes, I am do excited about how you kept the ingredients simple, in most cases we turn to give up on great recipes because of too much ingredients involved in the dish. I will continue to follow your recipes and the cooking methods.

  21. SO good! My husband and I loved this recipe and I can’t wait to eat the leftovers!

  22. Tried this for a quick nutritious evening meal and it was amazing! Very tasty, will definitely make again as part of my weekly evening meals!

  23. This was delicious and I’ll definitely make it again; will experiment with addt’l veggies and other protein choices :) Do you have nutritional information posted (maybe I missed it)? Thank you for an easy crowd pleasing recipe!!!

  24. This was so yummy!

  25. Really good. I used apple cider vinegar rather than rice vinegar since I didn’t have it in hand. It was fine even with the substitution. Family liked it!

  26. Super easy to make! I added mushrooms, cashews, and red chili flakes to spice it up a bit! Will definitely make this again!

  27. Oh this was so yummy! And very quick and easy. I never know how many people I am cooking for this is easily adjusted to make more (believe me you want to make more) or less

  28. Really quick. Thinking back I wished I’d have added some heat to this dish. Next time.

  29. My husband says that this is the best dish I have ever made, so I had to leave you a review. Truly delicious.

  30. Very easy, fast, and delicious. I use rice cooker, so I put the broccoli in the the basket over the rice to steam while it cooked. Then when the chicken was done, I just dumped it on top and pour on the sauce. Can’t wait to make it again in a larger quantity for a larger crowd.

  31. Very tasty

  32. Delicious! Added in fried red pepper and red onion (to get some more veggie variety), and some chilli. And then some pineapple chunks at the end. Great dish!

  33. So yummy. Only thing i did was add some pepper flakes. Try this, you’ll be glad.

  34. awesome dish. Love chicken & Broccoli

  35. This was so yummy! Thank you!

  36. This was amazing!

  37. I make this at least once a month. It’s so good and easy! It’s even better now that she tweaked the recipe and there is more sauce! Love it

  38. I made this for the second Time today. First time I didn’t have rice vinegar and try to substitute with apple cider vinegar . it didn’t work for me. This is perfect I will definitely make again will also make with beef the sauce was delicious up.

  39. This tired grandmother made this last night for the more tired brand new parents (first day home from the hospital) because the ingredients were in the house and the recipe looked easy. It was AWESOME!

  40. I do not get all the 5 star ratings. The truth is this recipe is just ok.

  41. Yum! I used thighs & added 1/4 sliced onion, mushrooms, thin sliced carrot. Plus a good squirt of Siracha to the sauce. It does make a lot of sauce, but it thickened nicely & was great.

  42. About how many pounds of chicken would you say to use?

    • I have made this several times since finding the recipe a while back and it always comes out great. Definitely one of my go-to quick dinners! I’ve also tossed everything in the slow cooker in the past and had it turn out wonderfully.

      99% of the time I make it as written but sometimes I add in a can of pineapple chunks for some extra kick of flavor.

    • I’m making this for the second time and find I use around 1lb chicken.

  43. Thank you, this recipe as is was wonderful. It is easy and perfect. I love that you added a tutorial about cutting broccoli as well because I waste so much of it. I appreciate all your recipes. I am ready to really get Asian down.

    • I made this tonight for my hubs & I. Used 2 boneless skinless large thighs since it’s what I had. I only added 1/2 tsp. Ginger as my hubby doesn’t like ginger, and skipped the honey completely as I can’t have it, but we never noticed. It was fabulous, fast and easy, and will become a regular dish in our home. Thx for the great recipe!

  44. made this last night – super yummy! the only changes i made were to the sauce. i used a bit more honey and tamari/GF soy then was listed and also added a fair amount of sriracha and chili paste since my hubby and I love spice. I served over brown rice and topped with cashews. Great, easy weeknight meal!

  45. A bit too sweet for me. Still a good recipe but next time I’ll leave out half the honey and add a bit of spice for more heat .

    • I replace the honey for a tad bit of brown Sugar or 2 tablespoons of sweet chili sauce for a kick… really good!

  46. Great and very easy my husband is so picky but has to change his eating habits loved it and hates anything healthy. Thankyou this was a great dish am making it again this week.

  47. I’m vegetarian, so I subbed 2 cups of Butler’s soy curls (follow instructions on the package) for the chicken. Otherwise followed the recipe as written. It came out great! I love the sauce and will definitely try it with other veggies/toppings in the future.

  48. I found this recipe doing a search for what fit the ingredients already found in my fridge. And I am amazed at how delicious and simple this recipe was to make. New fan for sure!

  49. Every recipe I have tried is great tasting and easy.
    Thank you!