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Asian Broccoli Stir Fry

Asian Broccoli Stir Fry

This Asian broccoli stir fry is very quick and easy to make, and has SO much flavour! The whole family will love it!

This Asian broccoli stir fry is one of my favourite ways to cook broccoli. It’s quick, it’s easy, and I always have all the ingredients on hand.

Stir fried broccoli with an Asian sauce.

And as much as I love simple steamed broccoli, it’s nice to switch it up every now and then!

This broccoli stir fry has so much flavour in the sauce, and is fantastic as a side dish with any meal that has Asian flavours.

Easy to make Asian broccoli stir fry.

Although I have definitely been known to cook it up with pretty much any meal that needs a side. It doesn’t need to be an Asian themed meal for me to enjoy this broccoli stir fry.

The sauce is so tasty, and it mixes up in just minutes. 10 minutes is really all you need to make this broccoli stir fry.

Broccoli stir fry in an easy Asian sauce in a skillet.

If you’re looking for something to make with this Asian broccoli stir fry, try one of these tasty recipes:

Asian broccoli stir fry in a skillet with a spoon.

Do you have to boil broccoli before stir frying?

You don’t have to boil broccoli before stir frying it.

If you boil your broccoli first, you will likely end up with over cooked broccoli.

When it’s stir fried, broccoli is not cooked until it’s soft and mushy. Instead, stir fry it just until it is tender crisp.

10 minute Asian broccoli stir fry in a skillet with a spoon.

It should still have some crispness to it when stir fried properly.

However, if you like your broccoli more well done, feel free to continue cooking for a couple minutes after it reaches the tender crisp stage!

Easy stir fried broccoli in an Asian sauce.

How to make Asian Broccoli Stir Fry:

  • If you don’t have any hoisin sauce on hand, oyster sauce is a good substitute in this recipe.
  • The flavour of the soy sauce is obvious in this sauce, so make sure you’re using a soy sauce that you like. I find some of them are much saltier than others.
  • Make this a complete meal by adding some protein to it – beef, chicken, and shrimp are all great. Double the sauce if you’re doing this so there is enough.

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Easy Asian broccoli stir fry.
Yield: serves 4-6

Asian Broccoli Stir Fry

10 minute Asian broccoli stir fry in a skillet with a spoon.

This Asian broccoli stir fry is very quick and easy to make, and has SO much flavour! The whole family will love it!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4-5 cups broccoli florets (2-3 stalks)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the broth, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, and cornstarch until combined.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Add the broccoli and stir fry for 4-5 minutes until it is bright green and tender crisp. If you like it more well cooked, continue cooking for a couple more minutes.
  4. Add the garlic and continue stir frying for another minute until fragrant.
  5. Pour the sauce over top of the broccoli and stir well to coat it completely.
  6. Simmer for a minute or two until the sauce is heated through and thickened.


We usually have this broccoli stir fry as a side dish but you can easily add some protein to make it a full meal. It's great with chicken, beef, or shrimp, just saute your meat first and then continue on with the recipe. You will want to double the sauce if you're adding meat so that there is enough sauce to coat the meat as well.

Source: Adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1/6 recipe

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 248Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 570mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 17gSugar: 8gProtein: 16g

Nutrition Information is estimated based on ingredients used and may not be exact.


Tuesday 17th of January 2023

I like this recipe it was easy to make my family love it


Wednesday 28th of December 2022

I had some broccoli that needed to be used (before gone bad), I found your recipe, I replaced the hoisin sauce with oyster sauce (as you mentioned in the comments), and my husband and I absolutely love it! first, super simple to make. Second, all ingredients are kind of easy to already have at home (at least I already had all of them), and third, super tasty. The sauce flavour reminded me of a Chinese restaurant Mongolian beef dish that my family and I used to love, and my grandmother tried replicating it without much luck. Luckily for me, I got the flavour that my family has tried to replicate for years (no kidding)!


Thursday 5th of May 2022

Just made this today and we loved it! Plenty of sauce.


Friday 14th of January 2022

sadly i even used half of the broccoli recommended and still didn't have enough sauce. i'd also recommend adding ginger and red pepper flakes for some spice! my bf still ended up loving what came out :)

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