chicken and broccoli stir fry in a wok with a wooden spatula

Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

  • Author: Dinner at the Zoo
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Chinese


Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry is a Chinese take-out classic for a reason – it’s totally delicious! This week, skip the take-out and make this easy, healthy version in your own kitchen!



  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 cups small broccoli florets
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms (your choice)
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth or water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the broccoli and mushrooms and cook for approximately 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add the ginger and garlic to the pan and cook for 30 seconds more. Remove the vegetables from the pan; place them on a plate and cover. Wipe the pan clean with a paper towel and turn the heat to high. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil.
  2. Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper and add them to the pan in a single layer – you may need to do this step in batches. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through. Add the vegetables back to the pan and cook for 2 more minutes or until the vegetables are warmed through.
  3. In a bowl whisk together the oyster sauce, chicken broth, sugar, sesame oil and soy sauce. In a small bowl mix the cornstarch with a tablespoon of cold water. Pour the oyster sauce mixture over the chicken and vegetables; cook for 30 seconds. Add the cornstarch and bring to a boil; cook for 1 more minute or until sauce has just started to thicken.
  4. Serve immediately, with rice if desired.


  • Don’t like chicken? You can always substitute with another protein, like tofu, beef or shrimp!
  • Throw in extra veggies if you’d like. And substitute the button mushrooms for shiitake mushroom for a woodsy flavor.
  • Make extra sauce and use it again on another dish! You can freeze it for up to 3 months.

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