Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

This super simple Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry is as delicious as it is easy to make! With a clean ingredient list and fantastic flavor, you’ll be making this recipe as a takeout alternative over and over again. Enjoy!

chicken and broccoli stir fry in a bowl

Asian takeout is definitely a go-to on Team Fit Foodie, but we love to know what’s going (and not going) into our food, so we often find ourselves recreating our favorite takeout recipes with a clean ingredient list at home. Which is exactly how this chicken and broccoli stir fry was born. It’s easy to whip up, and is just as good as leftovers — just like takeout :D

chicken and broccoli stir fry ingredients

How to Make Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

Step 1: Begin by prepping your chicken stir fry sauce. Place all ingredients (minus the cornstarch) for the sauce in a medium bowl or pyrex and whisk until combined. Then set aside.

Step 2: Next, prep your veggies by thinly slicing red pepper and chopping broccoli florets into bite-sized pieces. Then set aside.

Step 3: Slice your chicken breasts into thin slices and set aside.

Step 4: Next, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan over medium/high heat. Add chicken breast and sauté for about 5-7 minutes or until almost fully cooked, and then remove from heat.

Step 5: Add the second tablespoon of olive oil into the pan and sauté veggies for about 2 minutes. Then, add in about 2 tablespoons of water and cover the pan. Let the veggies steam for about 3-5 minutes or until the broccoli is cooked, yet still a little crunchy.

Step 6: Once your veggies are almost cooked, move them to one side of the pan and add the sauce to the other side of the pan. Then, add 2 teaspoons of cornstarch to sauce and whisk until dissolved. This will help your sauce thicken.

Step 7: Add your chicken pieces back into the pan and mix everything together. Let simmer for an additional 2-3 minutes.

Step 8: Serve with your favorite grain or meal-prep for later! Enjoy!

chicken and broccoli stir fry in a bowl

What Do You Serve With Stir Fry?

We recommend any grain as a nice recipe pairing for this stir fry! If you’re low carb or keto, a side of field greens or riced vegetables are a nice option as well. Here are some options to get ya started if you’re looking for something a little jazzier than plain rice or quinoa:

What Do You Cook First in a Stir Fry?

We recommend cooking the chicken first in this stir fry for a couple reasons. 1: it keeps your veggies from getting soggy and mushy, and 2: helps prevent cross-contamination from raw chicken on your cooked veggies. Cook your chicken first, people!

How to Meal Prep Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

This recipe is GREAT for meal prep and can be reheated very easily. Because of that, it’s a perfect recipe to make a big batch and double to place in meal prep containers for the week. It will keep in the fridge for 5-7 days. Just reheat in the microwave and enjoy. Need some more chicken meal prep recipe inspo? Here are a few other faves on Fit Foodie Finds:

chicken and broccoli stir fry in a meal prep container

Other Asian Recipes on Fit Foodie Finds

Recipe

Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

This super simple Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry is as delicious as it is easy to make! With a clean ingredient list and fantastic flavor, you’ll be making this recipe as a takeout alternative over and over again. Enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 4 1x
Category: Lunch
Method: Stove Top
Cuisine: Asian

Ingredients

Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry Sauce

  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce (or tamari)
  • 1/2 cup honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoon sriracha
  • 2 teaspoon white rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch

Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 large red pepper, sliced
  • 1.5 lbs broccoli, chopped into florets (~4 cups)
  • 2 tablespoon water

Instructions

  1. Begin by prepping your chicken stir fry sauce. Place all ingredients (minus the cornstarch) for the sauce in a medium bowl or pyrex and whisk until combined. Set aside.
  2. Next, prep veggies by thinly slicing red pepper and chopping broccoli florets into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.
  3. Slice chicken breast into thin slices and set aside.
  4. Next, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan over medium/high heat. Add chicken breast and saute for about 5-7 minutes or until almost fully cooked. Remove from heat.
  5. Add the second tablespoon of olive oil into the pan and sautee veggies for about 2 minutes. Then, add in about 2 tablespoons of water and cover pan. Let steam for about 3-5 minutes or until broccoli is cooked, yet still a little crunchy.
  6. Once veggies are almost cooked, move them to one side of the pan and add the sauce to the other side of the pan. Then, add 2 teaspoons of cornstarch to sauce and whisk until dissolved.
  7. Add chicken pieces back into the pan and mix everything together. Let simmer for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  8. Serve with your favorite grain or meal-prep for later!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
  • Calories: 371
  • Sugar: 38
  • Sodium: 1596
  • Fat: 10
  • Carbohydrates: 47
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 27
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