Chicken Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe


This stir fry’s sauce is perfectly “saucy,” so it’s perfect for tossing over hot, fluffy white rice. Because this dish moves quickly, begin by preparing your rice, then prepare and chop all of your stir fry ingredients, as well as make the sauce, before beginning to cook the stir fry.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 2 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 lb broccoli
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 1/2 lb white button mushrooms

Stir Fry Sauce Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar or honey



  1. Combine all of the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to dissolve the sugar and corn starch. Set aside the sauce.
  2. Chicken should be cut into small bite-sized pieces and lightly seasoned with pepper. Preheat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. 1 tbsp. olive oil Add the chicken in a single layer to the pan and leave it alone for 1 minute to achieve a good sear, then stir fry for another 5 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through, then transfer to a bowl and cover loosely to keep warm.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon oil, broccoli florets, chopped onion, and sliced mushrooms to the same skillet. Reduce heat to medium/low after 3 minutes, or until mushrooms are cooked and broccoli is crisp-tender.
  4. Give the sauce a brief swirl to break up any clumps of starch, then pour it all over the vegetables. Simmer for 3-4 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened and the flavors of the garlic and ginger have mellowed. Add a spoonful of water at a time to thin the sauce.
  5. Return the chicken to the pan and toss for another 30 seconds, or until well cooked. If needed, season with extra soy sauce and serve over hot rice.


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