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15 Minute Chicken and Broccoli

Chicken and Broccoli is a super quick and easy, utterly delicious one skillet dinner recipe that’s ready in under 15 minutes. No need for takeout, it’s a simple recipe with mostly pantry ingredients.

Closeup view of Chicken Broccoli on a plate with steamed rice

Are there nights when you crave Chinese takeout? Or nights when dinner needs to be really, really delicious…. and really, really fast?

This is that dinner recipe for me.

Plus, it’s a heathy, packed with broccoli and loaded with flavor!

What I Love About Chicken and Broccoli

  • It’s essentially a one-pot skillet dinner with a handful of pantry ingredients
  • Simple to cook and quick way to get dinner on the table
  • Stir-Fry sauce is so yummy!
Ingredients for Chicken and Broccoli on a Wood Board

Chicken and Broccoli Ingredients

This Chicken and Broccoli recipe with sauce is simple to cook and ready in minutes. Here’s what you’ll need to get dinner on the table in a hurry.

(Specific ingredient measurements are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post).

Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry Ingredients

  • Olive oil
  • Skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • Stir Fry Sauce
  • Broccoli florets
  • Toasted sesame oil
  • Green onions for garnish

Stir Fry Sauce

This quick sauce is one I’ve been loving for years. It’s based on my Quick and Simple Stir Fry Sauce.

  • Reduced sodium soy sauce
  • Brown sugar or honey
  • White vinegar
  • Cornstarch
  • Garlic cloves
  • Ground ginger
  • Red pepper flakes

Ingredient Notes

While broccoli is my favorite vegetable in this dish, it’s easy to change it up and use your favorite, or combination of favorites. Even, a package of frozen stir-fry vegetables works equally well.

Top view of plates of Chicken and Broccoli and the Skillet

How to Make Chicken and Broccoli

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Step 1: Cook the Chicken

Add chopped chicken breasts, season with salt and pepper; and cook until browned and most cooked; about 5 minutes.

Step 2: Make the Sauce

Make the Stir-Fry Sauce while the chicken is cooking — whisk the ingredients together and set aside.

Step 3: Bring it All Together

Once the chicken is browned, add the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to the skillet along with the broccoli. Continue cooking for another 3 to 4 minutes, or until the broccoli is bright green. Stir in the sauce and cook for another minute, or until the sauce has thickened. Remove from heat and stir in the sesame oil.

How to Serve Chicken and Broccoli

Serve over steamed grains, garnished with green onions. Can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Closeup view of plate of Chicken and Broccoli
Closeup view of Chicken Broccoli on a plate with steamed rice

15 Minute Chicken and Broccoli

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Chicken and Broccoli is a super quick and easy, utterly delicious one skillet dinner recipe that's ready in under 15 minutes. No need for takeout, it's a simple recipe with mostly pantry ingredients.

Ingredients

Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • Stir Fry Sauce
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • Green onions for garnish

Stir Fry Sauce

  • 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar or honey
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or to taste)

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chopped chicken breasts, season with salt and pepper; and cook until browned and most cooked; about 5 minutes.
  2. Make the Stir-Fry Sauce while the chicken is cooking -- whisk the ingredients together and set aside.
  3. Once the chicken is browned, add the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to the skillet along with the broccoli. Continue cooking for another 3 to 4 minutes, or until the broccoli is bright green. Stir in the sauce and cook for another minute, or until the sauce has thickened. Remove from heat and stir in the sesame oil.
  4. Serve over steamed grains, garnished with green onions. Can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 280Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 879mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 3gSugar: 14gProtein: 23g

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