Authentic Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

Looking for a healthy stir fry that actually has flavor? This chicken and broccoli Stir-fry is a 20 minute fast and easy weeknight recipe that everyone will love!

Chicken and Broccoli with Brown Rice

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Have you had your 9 servings of fruits and vegetables today? Stir-frying is the perfect way to fill your family’s dinner plate with any veggies sitting in your refrigerator. As always, my recipe today is more about the method than the specific ingredients. Broccoli, scallions, and zucchini happened to be in my veggie drawer this week but this would work just as well with red peppers, asparagus, green beans or summer squash.

Chicken and Broccoli in a bowl

You know those go-to recipes you make again and again? The ones you make when you don’t know what you’re making for dinner? Yea, me too. And today I’m sharing mine: Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry.

Made with just a few simple fresh ingredients like boneless chicken breasts and broccoli florets, this entire dinner recipe comes together in less than 20 minutes.

Stocking Your Pantry for Asian Cooking - The Lemon Bowl

To make sure I always have what I need on hand for quick and healthy stir-fries, I always keep my pantry fully stocked with Asian staples including sesame oil, rice vinegar, and hoisin.

Chicken and Broccoli with Brown Rice

As I always say, this recipe is more of a general guideline and isn’t meant to be followed to a T. Chicken can be swapped with pork, beef or shrimp. Broccoli can be replaced with asparagus, green beans or zucchini. Make it your own, just make it for dinner tonight.

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Chicken and Broccoli with Brown Rice

Authentic Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

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Looking for a authentic stir fry that actually has flavor? This chicken and broccoli Stir-fry is a fast and easy weeknight recipe that everyone will love!
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
TOTAL: 25 minutes
Servings: 4



  • Heat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat and spray with non-stick spray.
  • Add chicken seasoned with salt and pepper and cook 5-7 minutes until chicken is browned, stirring frequently.
  • While chicken is cooking, whisk together last 7 ingredients (broth through rice wine vinegar in a small bowl; reserve.
  • When chicken is browned, remove from pan and set aside.
  • In the same pan, add onion and saute 2-3 minutes.
  • Add zucchini and saute an additional minute or two.
  • Finally, add broccoli and the sauce you made earlier.
  • Bring to a simmer and cover pan, allowing broccoli to steam about 5 minutes. Return cooked chicken to the pan and heat 5 additional minutes before serving.
  • Serve with toasted nori seaweed, ice burg lettuce cups or brown rice.


Excellent source of Vitamin C, good source of Vitamin A, calcium and iron.


Calories: 248kcalCarbohydrates: 27.2gProtein: 30.6gFat: 3.6gSaturated Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 718mgFiber: 6.1g

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24 thoughts on “Authentic Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry”

  1. This recipe looks wonderful. I plan on trying it next week.
    I want to thank you for recommending Zeytin to me. I visited my sisters in October and we had dinner there. It was wonderful. One sister lives in Ada and the other in Kentwood. We were all so impressed with the food and our server was very entertaining. Both of my sisters will now become regulars.
    Thank again.

  2. The only way I make brown rice anymore is this 5 star recipe from Alton Brown, Baked Brown Rice. Short of a rice cooker, this is by far the best way to go! You put it in the oven, bake for 1 hr, and it turns out flawlessly, no scorching, just fluffy amazing brown rice.

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