Low Fat Chicken Breast & Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe

Low Fat Chicken Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe | @bestrecipebox

Eating healthy chicken recipes doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor. We focus on developing satisfying chicken recipes that are low fat and healthy but still with great taste. This chicken and broccoli stir fry recipe has all those elements and it’s versatility is up to your imagination too.

Loaded with fresh broccoli, healthy boneless skinless chicken breast, fresh garlic, ginger and a touch of hot sauce, this chicken stir fry recipe is quick and easy for those weeknights where you need a quick and healthy dinner. You can eat it alone for a low carb chicken dinner, or add it to brown rice and whole grains such as quinoa, couscous and other favorite grains for a more substantial meal. Another option for this easy chicken breast recipe is to add it to some light stock for a chicken and broccoli soup. You can even make healthy chicken tacos or burrito wrap for a light and low carb dinner. Be creative and hopefully this chicken breast recipe will give you a starting point for endless options!

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Healthy Chicken Breast and Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe

Yield: Serves 3-4

Total Time: 10 min

Read post for more recipe details and information. This can also be served with rice or noodles.


  • 1 pound (455g) boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon (15ml) olive oil or grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, minced
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon (15ml) fresh minced ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon (15ml) low sodium soy sauce, or to taste (use Tamari for Gluten Free)
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) sesame seed oil
  • 2 teaspoons (10ml) rice vinegar (use distilled white vinegar for Gluten Free)
  • 2 teaspoons (10ml) hot sauce (optional)
  • 1/4 pound (113g) broccoli, cut into small florets


  1. Heat large pan, then add oil.
  2. Add onions and garlic. Cook till translucent. Add chicken and minced ginger. Cook for about 1 minutes till slightly brown.
  3. Add soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar and hot sauce. Continue cooking till chicken is completely cooked.
  4. Add broccoli and stir in about 1-2 additional Tablespoons of water.
  5. Cover pan and allow broccoli to steam in pot till tender. About 1 minute.
  6. Serve warm.
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15 comments… add one

  • Rayna February 22, 2013, 2:02 pm

    This looks delicious and I like how it doesn’t call for a lot of special ingredients. I’ve bookmarked it.

  • Leah G June 21, 2013, 3:02 pm

    This was absolutely delicious!

  • Michelle D February 10, 2014, 5:23 am

    made this last night, my husband and 7 yr old twin daughters loved it. My husband and I added a bit more hot sauce to our individual plates but the amount of hot sauce in the meal did not make it too spicy for the kids. Really easy to make and I loved that it only had a few ingredients.

  • Courtnie October 21, 2014, 4:52 pm

    I love the idea of adding hot sauce and rice wine vinegar to a stir fry like this! Unfortunately, I still found this a bit bland so I will be adding more next time.

    • Mariana October 5, 2016, 4:29 am

      I did enjoy the taste but I found it too dry, and a bit bland. Blandness I can remedy easily on my own, what would be your advise to deal with the dryness? (It didn’t overcook one second!)

      • Best Recipe Box October 11, 2016, 8:45 pm

        Hi Marina, try using boneless skinless chicken thighs. Dark meat is definitely juicier and more flavorful than chicken breast. Also, you can double the sauce to make it extra saucy!

  • Maria February 10, 2015, 6:13 pm

    Made this tonight and it was wonderful! Served it with white rice. Will be making again!

  • Annabelle April 16, 2015, 3:07 pm

    We tried this yesterday. It was too bitter for us, so we added some peanut butter & hoisin sauce. After that, it was perfect. Great idea for a weekday meal ! :)

  • Paygep May 8, 2015, 7:17 pm

    Was delicious thanks! I doubled up on the oil & soy sauce, and I added a tbsp of honey. Next time I will also put a whole pound of broccoli to get 4 servings with rice. I feel like I will be making this often because everyone at home loved it!

  • Nate July 28, 2015, 5:15 pm

    Made this tonight, so simple and so tastey. Served it overs lo mien and added a rough chopped medium zucchini for a little extra substance while still being healthy. Family enjoyed it

  • Marilyn January 25, 2016, 8:33 am

    I often sauté up chicken this way and serve it with brown rice but I use a bottled sauce because I don’t know how to season it well. This recipe gives me great direction with the ginger and rice wine vinegar. Never would have thought of this. I’m giving it a try tonight as it sounds delicious and healthy. Thank you!

  • Marilyn @ Sweets To Impress January 29, 2016, 8:11 pm

    Ok. I had to come back to tell you how good this recipe is. I’ve been waiting until tonight to make it and it’s a winner and keeper! I had some old cauliflower to use up along with the broccoli and it all worked together beautifully. In fact, the flavor combo of the seasoning is so complimentary (not telling you anything you don’t already know, of course) to all vegetables this is going to be my ‘to to’ recipe to cook up veggies that need to be eaten on a regular basis. So, so good! Thanks again! :)

    • Best Recipe Box February 2, 2016, 7:15 pm

      Thanks Marilyn and glad you enjoyed the recipe!

  • Irene March 9, 2016, 8:18 pm

    What is the calorie content of this recipe?


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