High-Protein Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry Recipe

High-Protein Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry Recipe
High-Protein Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry Recipe

Servings: 4 servings

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes


Chicken and Broccoli:

  • 1 lb Chicken breast, (boneless skinless), cut into 3/4″ pieces
  • 2 tbsp Cooking oil, (I used extra light olive oil), divided
  • 1 lb Broccoli, cut into florets (about 5 cups)
  • 1 small Yellow onion, sliced into strips
  • 1/2 lb White button mushrooms, thickly sliced

Stir Fry Sauce Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup Low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp Low sodium soy sauce, (use Tamari for gluten-free), or added to taste
  • 2 tbsp Light brown sugar, packed (or honey to taste)
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Fresh ginger, peeled and grated (lightly packed)
  • 1 tsp Garlic (2 small cloves), grated
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper, plus more to season chicken


  1. In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients and whisk to dissolve sugar and cornstarch (warm broth will help dissolve the sugar faster). Set sauce aside.
  2. Cut chicken into small bite-sized pieces (no more than 3/4” thick) and season lightly with pepper. Heat a large, heavy skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add 1 Tbsp oil. Add chicken in a single layer and let it sit undisturbed for 1 minute to get a good sear. Stir fry for another 5 minutes or until golden brown, just cooked through, then remove to a bowl and loosely cover to keep warm. 
  3. Add another 1 Tbsp oil, broccoli florets, sliced onion, and sliced mushrooms in the same skillet. Stir fry for 3 minutes or until mushrooms are softened, broccoli is crisp-tender, then reduce heat to medium/low.
  4. Give the sauce a quick stir if any starch is settling, and pour all of it over the vegetables. Simmer for 3-4 minutes or until the sauce is thickened and garlic and ginger are mellowed in flavor. To thin the sauce, add water, a tablespoon at a time.
  5. Return chicken to the pan and stir another 30 seconds or until heated through. Add more soy sauce to taste if needed, and serve over hot rice.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 325kcal

Saturated Fat: 2g

Cholesterol: 73mg

Sodium: 586mg

Potassium: 1039mg

Carbohydrates: 21g

Fiber: 4g

Sugar: 10g

Protein: 31g

Vitamin A: 740IU

Vitamin C: 105mg

Calcium: 68mg

Iron: 2mg

Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutritional facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API that recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.

How to Store the High-Protein Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Leftover high-protein chicken and broccoli can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days. Just let the chicken and broccoli cool entirely before storing them.

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