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This savory and garlicky Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-fry recipe are made with a homemade teriyaki sauce that is out of this world delicious. Spicy and healthy, this easy Chinese-style recipe is made in less than 30 minutes for the perfect one-pan dinner!

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Zesty with hot sauce and a little bit of sweetness from ginger and honey, this recipe for shrimp and broccoli is made in one skillet and coated with the perfect sauce! Tender and flavorful pieces of shrimp are cooked in minutes to create the perfect combination with the sauce. This recipe is a winner!

A great way to get both your protein and greens, this healthy recipe is perfect for whenever you are looking for a low-carb dinner. Switch things up and use different types of proteins and veggies from your kitchen for new ways to enjoy this weeknight-friendly recipe.

Stir fry is a great recipe to make whenever you are looking for something quick and simple. Make this meal complete with even more comforting flavors by serving this broccoli with shrimp over a bed of rice or soft noodles.

Why You Should Make This Healthy Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry

  • Fast: This recipe is the perfect candidate for those busy nights whenever you need something prepared in minutes! Shrimp & broccoli is ready in the blink of an eye.
  • Filled with Flavor: The bold flavors from coconut aminos, rice vinegar, and garlic create a mouthwatering recipe that everyone will love. The sticky teriyaki sauce is perfectly absorbed by the broccoli and shrimp and creates the ultimate flavor combinations!
  • Easy: Super basic and stress-free, this one-skillet meal is ready on the stovetop in very little steps. This recipe is for cooks of all levels!
  • Healthy: This low carb meal is loaded with fiber, nutrients, and protein from the broccoli and shrimp. Whenever you’re looking for something gluten-free and refined sugar-free, this recipe is for you!
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Ingredients You Will Need for this shrimp stir fry Recipe

This is just a general list of the ingredients you need for this Broccoli and Shrimp Skillet recipe. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full measurements!

For the sauce

  • coconut aminos, a great substitute for soy sauce whenever you are wanting to keep things gluten-free and low in sodium
  • rice vinegar, tangy and a key ingredient in most Chinese sauces, rice vinegar can usually be found in the aisle near the cooking oils and seasonings
  • honey- provides a subtle sweetness that balances out the spiciness
  • ginger, fresh ginger is best for the most flavors
  • garlic, minced garlic gives this recipe robust flavors that are fresh and fragrant, can use ground garlic if needed
  • hot sauce, any kind of hot sauce you like or you can use Sriracha

Everything else

  • cornstarch – for thickening the sauce, you may use any other sweetener
  • oil – any oil of choice
  • broccoli, freshly chopped or frozen florets
  • shrimp, peeled and deveined, can use frozen shrimp just make sure it is thawed
  • green onions, garnishing
  • sesame seeds, for garnishment
shrimp, broccoli, ginger, coconut aminos, sesame seeds, oil, salt, pepper, cornstarch, garlic, green onions

How to Make This Shrimp with Broccoli

  • Create the sauce: First, whisk the coconut aminos, rice vinegar, honey, minced ginger and garlic, and the hot sauce.
  • Stir fry the broccoli. Next, heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat until heated. Add the freshly chopped broccoli florets and stir fry for two to three minutes while frequently stirring.
  • Steam. Pour ¼ cup of water and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover the pan and continue to cook until the broccoli is tender but still has a crunch. Set aside.
  • Cook the shrimp and sauce. To the same heated skillet, add the shrimp and cook for two minutes over medium heat. Stir the shrimp to flip, then pour the teriyaki sauce over it. Cook and continuously stir for two to three minutes until the shrimp is pink and opaque and the sauce has thickened and nicely coats the shrimp.
  • Serve. Return the broccoli to the pan and sprinkle with sesame seeds and freshly sliced green onions
freshly chopped broccoli with knife on cutting board
raw shrimp in pan

Recipe Notes, Tips, and Substitutions

  • Protein: Feel free to use diced chicken or beef in place of the shrimp. For a vegetarian option, use pressed tofu.
  • Reheating: To reheat this recipe, simply reheat it in the microwave until fully warmed. For best results, reheat the broccoli and shrimp skillet recipe on the stovetop in a pan.
  • Oil: Any kind of cooking oil with a high smoke point will work for this broccoli with shrimp.
  • Sweetener: In place of the honey, use maple syrup or your other favorite liquid sweetener.
  • Vegan: Make a vegan teriyaki skillet recipe by substituting tofu for the shrimp and maple syrup for the honey.
  • Shrimp: Be careful not to overcook the shrimp or the results will not be as good.
  • Leftovers: Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
cooked shrimp and broccoli in skillet with teriayki sauce

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Chinese shrimp and broccoli healthy?

This Chinese shrimp and broccoli recipe is certainly healthy because it is low in sodium and carbs, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and a great way to squeeze in some extra broccoli.

What goes well with shrimp?

All types of foods are delicious with shrimp such as fresh or roasted vegetables, zoodles, veggie salads, kabobs, asparagus, grits, rice, pasta, and much more.

What heat do you cook shrimp?

Make sure the pan is heated to medium heat to make sure the shrimp evenly cooks. Shrimp only needs a few minutes to cook and no need to cook over high heat so it doesn’t dry out and get too rubbery.

Can you overcook shrimp?

Yes, it is easy to overcook shrimp! Be sure not to exceed the cooking time or the shrimp will not taste as good. It will get chewy and rubbery.

Do you rinse shrimp before cooking?

It is not necessary to rinse shrimp but it doesn’t hurt to do so. Peel and devein the shrimp and if you plan to rinse the shrimp before cooking, make sure to cook it right away or store it in the fridge until ready to serve.

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More Shrimp Recipes to check out

Shrimp Pesto Pasta

Easy Garlic Shrimp Pasta

Kung Pao Shrimp

Honey Garlic Shrimp

Sheet Pan Garlic Shrimp and Asparagus

Shrimp Pasta Salad

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Easy Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe with Teriyaki Sauce

This savory and garlicky Shrimp and Broccoli Skillet recipe is made with a homemade teriyaki sauce that is out of this world delicious. Spicy and healthy, this easy Chinese-style recipe is made in less than 30 minutes for the perfect one-pan dinner!

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Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Chinese

Diet: Gluten Free

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 16 minutes

Total Time: 21 minutes

Servings: 4 servings

Calories: 240kcal

Instructions

  • In a small bowl whisk well the first 6 ingredients.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the broccoli and stir fry for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. 
  • Pour 1/4 cup of water and reduce the heat to a medium-low. Cover, and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes, or until broccoli is tender with a crunch. Set aside.
  • To the same heated skillet add the shrimp and cook for 2 minutes over medium heat. Stir the shrimp to flip, and pour over the teriyaki sauce. Cook, stirring continuously for 2-3 minutes, or until the shrimp is pink and opaque and the teriyaki sauce has thickened and nicely coats the shrimp. 
  • Return the broccoli to the pan and sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds.

Notes

  • Protein: Feel free to use diced chicken or beef in place of the shrimp. For a vegetarian option, use pressed tofu.
  • Reheating: To reheat this recipe, simply reheat it in the microwave until fully warmed. For best results, reheat the broccoli and shrimp skillet recipe on the stovetop in a pan.
  • Oil: Any kind of cooking oil with a high smoke point will work for this broccoli with shrimp.
  • Sweetener: In place of the honey, use maple syrup or your other favorite liquid sweetener.
  • Vegan: Make a vegan teriyaki skillet recipe by substituting tofu for the shrimp and maple syrup for the honey.
  • Shrimp: Be careful not to overcook the shrimp or the results will not be as good.
  • Leftovers: Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Nutrition

Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 1086mg | Potassium: 654mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 1214IU | Vitamin C: 139mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 2mg

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