Chinese Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe

Forget takeout when you can have this quick and easy Chinese shrimp and broccoli stir fry on the table with ease! Hi! I’m Sheila from Life, Love, and Good Food, and I’m excited to bring you this delicious stir-fry recipe today!

Forget the takeout when you can have this quick and easy shrimp and broccoli stir fry on the table with ease!

This shrimp and broccoli stir fry is an excellent choice if you need a nice supper on the table quickly. It’s simple to prepare, cooks fast, and is ideal for a nutritious and well-balanced family supper. Over rice or noodles, cooked in a delicious soy sauce mixture. Served with plain white rice, shrimp and broccoli are covered in a sauce that is delicious, sweet, salty, and garlicky. This is a simple dish that can be made in one skillet with ingredients that are commonly found in the cupboard. One of the best Chinese stir-fry combinations is shrimp and broccoli since it contains all the nutritional benefits in a single meal and is simple to make.

More About Chinese Shrimp and Broccoli

In about 10 minutes, the shrimp, broccoli, and savory sauce will be ready to serve. It tastes better than the one from your neighborhood restaurant and is nutritious. One of the most popular Chinese takeaway dishes is stir-fried shrimp with broccoli. With steamed rice or noodles, these mouthwateringly delicious shrimp and broccoli are coated in a crispy batter. Try this simple homemade stir-fry recipe for a satisfying, quick meal that everyone will like. It is zingy with spicy sauce and somewhat sweet from ginger and honey.

Shrimp chunks are quickly cooked to provide the ideal texture and enhance the flavor of the sauce. This dish is a delight! This nutritious recipe is ideal whenever you want a low-carb dinner because it’s a fantastic way to get both your protein and vegetables in a single recipe and can be enjoyed without rice or noodles. Enjoy this recipe with different types of proteins such as chicken breast, beef strips or cubed pork.

Chinese Takeout vs. Chinese at Home

Forget Chinese takeout! Shrimp Broccoli Stir-Fry is so much more delicious and only takes 30 minutes or less to prepare! I know that planning and cooking dinner after a long day in the office can sometimes seem like a real chore for working moms and dads. Also, believe it or not, it is hard even for a full-time career woman and part-time blogger like me! It’s on those days that picking up something quick on the way home is so very tempting.

Chinese Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry

Tips About the Chinese Shrimp and Broccoli Recipe

Even when I feel exhausted from a long day, getting in the kitchen and doing a little cooking can actually be a little bit therapeutic, especially if it’s as quick and easy as a stir-fry dinner. Unlike a lot of other stir-fry recipes, Shrimp Broccoli Stir-Fry aonly requires a few basic ingredients – shrimp (feel free to use fresh or frozen), broccoli florets, green onions, garlic, and fresh ginger (or substitute ground ginger if you prefer).

The sauce is simply a mixture of soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, and a few red pepper flakes, and at least at my house, all these ingredients are always readily available in my pantry.

We like our stir-fry served over brown rice for a healthier option (as opposed to white rice). Since I don’t own a rice cooker, I normally purchase the “quick” rice that cooks in just 5 minutes—again, quick and easy for weeknights!

Here are a few shortcuts for making this meal particularly easy and quick:

  1. Buy shrimp that are already peeled and deveined (cut out that prep work!).
  2. Use a bag of pre-cut broccoli florets.
  3. Boil water for the rice first, and allow it to steam while you prepare the stir-fry.
  4. Stage all the ingredients before you start to stir-fry so that once you get started you can quickly add the next ingredients.

Chinese Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe

Well, the time to start preparing your Chinese Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry finally came! So, good luck and keep in mind to closely follow the steps and indications!

Also, if you are feeling inspired, you can adapt this recipe to your seafood preference by using octopus, salmon, tuna, sea bass, and even lobsters. However, different kinds of seafood mean different ways of cooking them. So don’t improvise if you don’t know how to prepare another kind of seafood.

How to make this Shrimp and Broccoli dish even better

There are a couple of quick and easy additionals that can make this dish even better.

  • Add chopped nuts on top before serving. Roasted cashews, peanuts, and almonds all work great. The nuts add flavor and some additional crunch
  • Top with toasted sesame seeds and a light drizzle of sesame oil.
  • If you want even more veggies, sliced carrots, celery, and red peppers, all work great in this dish. Just add the extra vegetables when you add the broccoli.
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Chinese Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe

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This Chinese Shrimp and Brocooli Stir Fry recipe is a 20-minute meal you’ll love!

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 pound medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons canola oil divided
  • 1/4 cup diagonally cut green onions
  • 2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper


  1. Blot shrimp with a paper towel to dry and place in a medium bowl with cornstarch. Toss to coat.
  2. Heat a large wok or skillet over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil and shrimp to pan; stir-fry about 4 minutes, or until golden brown. Do not over cook.
  3. Remove shrimp from pan. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil and stir-fry green onions, ginger, and garlic for 45 seconds. Remove from pan and add to the shrimp.
  4. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan and stir-fry broccoli for 1 1/2 minutes. Stir in shrimp and onion mixture to pan. Pour in soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, and red pepper flakes and bring to a boil. Cook just 1 minute or until broccoli is crisp-tender.
  5. Serve immediately over rice.


Adapted from Cooking Light

  • Author: Andi Gleeson
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Dinner, Rice Bowls, Seafood
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Nutrition Information

Per serving

Calories115 kcalCarbohydrates19 g
Protein7 gFat2 g
Saturated Fat1 gPotassium564 mg
Iron1 mgSodium921 mg
Vitamin A850IUFiber4 g
Sugar6 gVitamin C126 mg
Cholesterol1mgCalcium77 mg

Why Does This Chinese Shrimp and Broccoli Recipe Work?

  • This dish is simple and quick, and only a few common items are needed. This dinner recipe is ideal for hectic weeknights.
  • You make this recipe at home in very little time and the taste or quality is better than in a restaurant
  • This recipe is less expensive to cook at home, and the overall cost is a fraction of the price in restaurants. It is a fantastic dish for big gatherings and events, and it is a good reason to enjoy the shrimp that you might have in your freezer.
This Chinese Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry recipe is a 20-minute meal you'll love!

Why Make This Chinese Shrimp and Broccoli?

Fast: When you need something ready quickly during those hectic nights, this dish is ideal! Broccoli and shrimp are ready in a flash.

Filled with Flavor: This recipe will be enjoyed by everyone. It combines the robust flavors of rice vinegar, onion, soy sauce, and garlic with broccoli and shrimp.

Easy: This one-pan dish cooks quickly on the stovetop and is extremely simple and stress-free.

Healthy: This high-fiber, nutrient-rich, and protein-rich low-carb dinner is made with shrimp and broccoli. This dish is for you whenever you want something without gluten or refined sugar. Broccoli is a member of the brassica family, along with kale, cauliflower, and cabbage, and is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins. Shrimp is also very healthy with high levels of selenium, phosphorus, vitamin B12, choline, and iodine. Just keep in mind that shrimp is higher in cholesterol than some other seafood such as tuna and salmon.

How to Store?

  1. The leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator. You may reheat them in the microwave or in a skillet on the stove. When you reheat the stir-fry, be careful not to overcook it since the shrimp will become tough and the broccoli won’t be as crisp.
  2. Cover the broccoli bunch with a plastic bag in a flexible way to facilitate air circulation, which will keep the raw broccoli fresh. To keep the bag fresh, poke holes in it or leave it open. So, broccoli can be stored in the crisper drawer for 3-5 days.

Final Thoughts

A recipe for a lovely meal is a lovely dish. With this recipe, you will have a lovely time with your friends and family. A healthy dish that you will surely adore. It will be worth cooking!

All in all, that is the recipe and all you need to know about the Chinese Shrimp and Broccoli recipe. So, now, it’s your turn to share your thoughts and advice on this in the comment section below.

Tell us everything: How was the final result of this Chinese recipe? Did your family enjoy it? (Also, keep in mind that I appreciate the negative feedback too). Did you need to improvise when it came to the ingredients list? If so, what did you replace and with what? In addition, please, don’t hesitate to ask any further questions in the comment section. I am here for you!

Last but not least, you’ll enjoy these quick and easy dinner ideas too! So, give them all a try and let me know what you think!



2 years ago

Can I add chicken to the shrimp and broccoli .. if so at what point do I add it and should o cook separately first?

2 years ago

Shrimp with broccoli is a delectable food, and if you add chicken to it, it will be a surprisingly perfect combo. Place the chicken breast in the bowl; cut it into bite-sized pieces. Heat a large wok or skillet over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of oil and add the chicken first because the shrimp cook faster than the chicken. When the chicken is done, add the shrimp and stir-fry for 4 minutes, or until the chicken and shrimp turn golden brown. Still, stick to the instructions and do not overcook. Then follow the next steps as instructed in the Chinese Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe, and you’re good to go! You’re a great cook. Continue to inspire others with your skills in cooking.

8 years ago

I made this last night for the first time and it was so delicious – one of my new favorites!

Heather @FrenchPress
8 years ago

quick and easy is definitely needed around here now that school is back, and this looks like a delicious meal to add to our rotation

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