Chicken With Broccoli And Carrots


Chicken with broccoli and carrots is a favorite meal for many. I like to make my chicken recipes from scratch using things that I have on hand in my kitchen. Here is a recipe that you can recreate in your own home.This easy recipe is a classic family dinner—and your kids will LOVE it! It will also help you make dinner prep easier.

Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry with Broccoli & Carrots

Around here, stir-fries and garlic are staple foods. Both of those ingredients are combined in this tasty and nutritious chicken stir fry with broccoli and carrots that the whole family will adore.

I don’t know where my adoration of garlic came from. My mother doesn’t like to cook with it, so she didn’t use it when I was a child. Whatever the case, Dean and I adore garlic, as do our three children. Four out of five of us also adore stir-fries, especially this one with broccoli and carrots and chicken and honey-garlic sauce. The lone holdout continues to receive his meal of chicken, rice, and vegetables separately.

A Healthy Dinner Option

This is a far healthier alternative than takeout because it is packed with broccoli and carrots. But the flavor is still fantastic!

Additionally, you may modify it to accommodate tastes and even food intolerances! Due to my own intolerance, I now make mine with coconut aminos rather than soy sauce. Simply substitute gluten-free soy sauce for regular soy sauce if someone in your home has a gluten sensitivity.

honey garlic stir fry in a red pan

How Do You Make Honey Garlic Stir Fry?

You’ll need broccoli, carrots, soy sauce (or a substitute), honey, garlic, and boneless, skinless chicken breasts that have been chopped into cubes for your chicken stir fry.

In a heated pan with coconut oil, cook the chicken. Stir the sauce ingredients together while the chicken cooks. Remove the chicken from the pan once it is fully done. After that, add the vegetables to the pan and sauté them alongside the garlic until they are soft. Re-incorporate the chicken with the vegetables, then stir in the sauce and cook through.

How Do You Cook Chicken for Stir Fry?

To prepare chicken for stir-fries, my preferred method is to season it with salt and pepper before searing it in coconut oil in a hot skillet until it is browned and cooked through. Avoid packing too much flesh into the pan at once; if you do, the chicken will simmer rather than brown. The result will be mushy stir-fry!

Honey Garlic Chicken Variations

You can use whatever vegetables you like here. I typically go with carrots and broccoli because that’s what my family prefers. Other great options are:

  • mushrooms
  • onions
  • snow peas
  • green beans
  • asparagus

What Kind of Sauce Do You Put in a Stir Fry?

Soy sauce, garlic, and other seasonings like sesame oil, ginger, rice vinegar, chicken broth, or chili sauce are the main ingredients in the majority of stir-fry sauces. A thickening agent, like cornstarch or tapioca starch, is an essential part of stir fry sauce. Your chicken and vegetables will stick to the sauce better if it is thicker.

There are two to three garlic cloves in this recipe because it is intended for garlic aficionados. If you’d rather, you can reduce it to just 1 clove; it will still taste good but have a bit less potency. For a tasty meal, serve it with coconut sticky rice!

honey garlic stir fry in a red bowl with rice and chopsticks

Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

yield: 14

prep time: 10 minutes

cook time: 15 minutes

total time: 25 minutes

Around here, stir-fries and garlic are staple foods. Both of those ingredients are combined in this tasty and healthful chicken and broccoli stir fry with honey garlic.


  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup  sliced carrots
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic, (about 2-3 cloves, depending on size)
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (gluten free)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tsp tapioca starch
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • sesame seeds, optional
  • chopped green onions, optional


  1. In a big frying pan over medium heat, melt coconut oil.
  2. Chicken breast cubes should be added. Cook for about 4-5 minutes, or until the chicken is well heated through and browned.
  3. Discard the chicken after removing it from the pan. (I often put chicken on top of paper towels in a bowl.)
  4. Add one more tablespoon of coconut oil to the pan to liquefy.
  5. For three to five minutes, add the broccoli and carrots and sauté them until they are cooked but firm.
  6. Garlic is added, then tossed. Then, while making the sauce, add the chicken back in and simmer.
  7. Combine the chicken broth, soy sauce, tapioca starch, and honey in a measuring cup. Stir for 30 seconds after pouring into the pan.
  8. Let the sauce simmer for one minute or until it thickens.
  9. If preferred, garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds when serving over rice.


A quick and filling lunch, Easy Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry is simple to prepare. It has a mild flavor and is perfect for families.

I’m coming at you with another quick and simple meal today. Aren’t those the best, though? Anything that allows me to wash fewer dishes and save time is welcome. It’s possible that dirty dishes will lead to my demise.

The inscription on my gravestone might say, “Here lies Christina, just thankful she won’t have to see another sink of dishes again.”

This One-Pan Easy Chicken & Broccoli Stir-Fry just requires one pan for cooking. Friends, that is what I’m trying to communicate. fewer dishes

Fresh broccoli, carrots, and chicken breasts cut up into tender slices. Your dinner is finished because you get a protein and two vegetables! Of course, if you like, you can serve this with plain rice, cauliflower rice, or sauteed spinach (I did that for my lunch today).

To bring out the inherent sweetness of the vegetables, I combine mild spices with coconut aminos. It is very lightly spiced so that the entire family, even the little ones, may enjoy it.

The cooking times for the broccoli and carrots are quick. Mine should be a touch crunchy, in my opinion.

You can quickly prepare this dish for lunch or dinner because the entire process just takes 30 minutes. It works particularly well on evenings when you suddenly discover you don’t have anything planned for dinner. Do you understand what I’m referring to? All of a sudden, it’s 5:00 and you’re not sure what everyone is going to eat. The solution is this Quick Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry.

For this recipe you’ll need (full list of ingredients and instructions are in the recipe card below):

  • Olive oil
  • Chicken breasts
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Coconut aminos
  • Sesame oil
  • Minced garlic
  • A few simple seasonings


Coconut aminos is a soy sauce substitute that has a lot less sodium and contains no soy. It truly tastes like a slightly sweet soy sauce!


For all of my skillet dinners, I advise using an 11 or 12′′ pan. This will allow you to fit more food in the pan, ensuring speedy and even cooking. Your cooking time will be increased if you use a tiny skillet. Additionally, it makes it much more difficult to get the desired browning.


This is a very mild dish and suitable for anyone.


The chicken and green beans in this recipe reheat beautifully, making it ideal for meal preparation. Until you are ready to consume, you can store in airtight containers in your refrigerator. Warm in the microwave or on the stove.


Yes! In an airtight container, you can freeze. Simply defrost and reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop when you’re ready to dine.


Although this dish makes a complete meal, I like to serve stir-fries with either white or cauliflower rice. Your dinner will become more filling as a result!


This Easy Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry is a light and very satisfying meal. It has a mild flavor that’s very family friendly.

yield: 4 PEOPLE

prep time: 10 MINS

cook time: 20 MINS

total time: 30 MINS



  • 1 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 1/2 lb chicken breasts, 3 to 4 chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced


  • 16 oz broccoli florets
  • 1 cup carrots, cut into circles
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • In a sizable pan (I use my 12″), heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken chunks once the oil is heated. Add pepper, salt, ginger, and onion powder for seasoning. Cook the chicken for 4 to 5 minutes, tossing occasionally, or until some browning has occurred. When finished, take the chicken out of the pan and set it aside. Any residual oil should be left in the skillet.
  • Broccoli and carrots are added along with 1 more tablespoon of oil. Use salt to season. For 3 to 4 minutes, sauté, stirring often, on medium-high heat, until vegetables are somewhat soft and beginning to brown. Cook the minced garlic in the skillet for approximately a minute, or until it turns brown.
  • Add sesame oil and coconut aminos. Stir. Put the chicken back in the skillet. Simmer for three to four minutes, or until everything is heated through, on medium heat. Carrots and broccoli ought should retain some crunch. (You can cover the skillet if you desire really tender vegetables.)


Feel free to use boneless chicken thighs instead of breasts if that’s your preference.

serving: 1chicken breast + 1/4 of veggies, calories: 326kcal, carbohydrates: 14g, protein: 40g, fat: 12g, saturated fat: 2g, trans fat: 1g, cholesterol: 109mg, sodium: 1178mg, potassium: 1101mg, fiber: 4g, sugar: 3g, vitamin a: 6104iu, vitamin c: 105mg, calcium: 76mg, iron: 2mg

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