Honey Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry

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Honey Garlic Shrimp with Broccoli

Honey Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry is a quick, easy dinner recipe that’ll be on the table in 30 minutes or less.

I love shrimp because they’re filling and packed with protein, but you can easily substitute chicken breast if you prefer. This dish has tons of color from red peppers and green broccoli for vitamins A & C.

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This shrimp and broccoli skillet is perfect for a midweek meal because it’s fast to prepare! It’s full of delicious flavors like honey, garlic, coconut aminos, chili garlic sauce, and sesame oil. YUM!

Let’s get into how you can make this quick and easy shrimp dinner and have it on the table fast.

easy honey garlic shrimp and broccoli

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Why You’ll Love This Honey Garlic Shrimp Skillet

I probably don’t have to convince you, but just in case I do, you should totally make this honey garlic shrimp dish. Why?

Well, it’s a SUPER EASY one-skillet meal. Less cleanup is always a win with me.

And all the flavors of shrimp and broccoli are made even better when they come together in this honey garlic sauce that’s to die for. I mean… so good!

It’s a great dish to serve for an easy weeknight dinner or in a pinch when you’re having company over unexpectedly.

Plus, you can’t go wrong with honey garlic shrimp and broccoli because it tastes amazing eaten alone or with lots of rice! And if you want to make this recipe vegetarian, just skip the shrimp and use tofu instead. It’ll still be delicious!

honey garlic shrimp and broccoli recipe

Ingredients for Honey Garlic Shrimp with Broccoli and Bell Peppers

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Here’s what we’re using for this stir fry recipe:

Sauce Ingredients:

You’ll want to put this sauce on EVERYTHING—chicken, pork, you name it!

Stir Fry Ingredients:

  • olive oil
  • red bell pepper
  • broccoli florets
  • jumbo shrimp
  • cornstarch
  • water
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Get the detailed instructions on how to pull all this together in the printable recipe card below.

honey garlic shrimp and broccoli one skillet meal

Can I use frozen shrimp or frozen broccoli?

Yes, you can use frozen shrimp and broccoli. Make sure to thaw the shrimp first by placing them in a bowl of cold water for 15 minutes or until they are no longer frozen completely.

If using frozen broccoli, then let it thaw first. Note that the broccoli will not have the same crisp-tender texture that you get with fresh broccoli. It will be a little mushier and chewier.

Recipe for this Spicy Shrimp Skillet

Yield: 4-6 servings

Honey Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry

Honey Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry

This 30-minute seafood recipe is packed with flavor and will fill you up! It's a satisfying one-dish meal on its own, or it can be served over rice for an even more substantial dinner.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


Sauce Ingredients

Skillet Ingredients

  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium red or orange bell pepper, seeded and sliced thin
  • 3 c. fresh broccoli florets, chopped small**
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb. jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 T. cornstarch
  • 1 T. water


    1. Prepare the sauce by whisking all ingredients together in a large bowl until combined. Set aside.  
    2. Add one tablespoon olive oil to a large skillet set over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper and broccoli and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Quickly stir fry the vegetables just until crisp-tender and nicely browned, approximately 3-4 minutes. Transfer vegetables to a bowl and set aside.
    3. Reduce heat to medium and add remaining olive oil to skillet. Add shrimp to the skillet and spread into a single layer without overcrowding. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring once, just until the shrimp is opaque and starts to curl, approximately 2 minutes. Do not overcook. Transfer shrimp to the bowl with sautéed vegetables. Set aside.
    4. Create a slurry by combining the cornstarch and water together in a small bowl. Add the sauce and the slurry to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens and clings to a spoon, approximately 2-3 minutes.
    5. Remove from heat and pour the shrimp and sautéed vegetables into the skillet. Carefully toss to combine and garnish with sesame seeds and/or crushed red pepper flakes, if desired, before serving. Enjoy!  


*Available in most large grocery stores. Also available online at Amazon: Chili garlic sauce

**Can use frozen broccoli that has been thawed, but it will not be as crisp tender after cooking.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 358Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 239mgSodium: 2249mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 5gSugar: 20gProtein: 31g

These nutritional calculations might not be accurate. Please speak with a licensed nutritionist to assist you.

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What to Serve with Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli

  • steamed rice or quinoa
  • rice noodles
  • vegetable medley of your choice, such as carrots and snow peas
  • steamed green beans
  • sautéed spinach and garlic
  • sautéed mushrooms, asparagus, or snap peas with ginger

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