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Chicken stir-fry with broccoli and healthy sauce

Sesame Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry

This delicious stir-fry is one of my favorite ways to pair the health trifecta of chicken, broccoli, and brown rice!
Course Entree
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Broccoli, Brown rice, Chicken, Healthy, Quinoa
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 355kcal
Author Lauren Goslin



  • 2 Tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1 pound chicken thighs chopped into bite-size pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 scallions chopped
  • 4 tsp fresh ginger minced
  • 4 cups broccoli chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 4-5 Tbsp water as needed


  • 2 Tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp orange juice
  • 2 tsp honey (use 3 teaspoons for a sweeter stir-fry)
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp arrowroot
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes


  • Begin by heating one tablespoon of oil in a large pan.
  • Add in the chicken thigh pieces along with some salt and pepper, and cook through (about 10 minutes), stirring often.
  • Meanwhile, whisk the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl: soy sauce, orange juice, honey, rice vinegar, sesame oil, arrowroot, and red pepper flakes.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, transfer it from the pan to a plate.
  • Deglaze the pan by adding two tablespoons of water; stir up any brown bits.
  • Add the other tablespoon of oil to the same pan, along with the garlic, scallions, and ginger.
  • Saute the mix for about 30 seconds, until fragrant.
  • Stir in the broccoli, along with 2-3 tablespoons of water, and cook until bright green.
  • Add back the chicken pieces, as well as the sauce ingredients (be sure to give the sauce mix a little whisk before adding to stir up the arrowroot).
  • Cook the mix just until the sauce thickens and coats the broccoli and chicken pieces.
  • Serve atop quinoa or brown rice with a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds.


Nutrition facts are based on using two teaspoons of honey. WW points (new system): 9


Sugar: 5.3g | Fiber: 3.1g | Calories: 355kcal | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 17.6g | Protein: 36.5g | Carbohydrates: 13g