Family-favorite Chinese Chicken and Broccoli

by | Dec 7, 2022 | Cast Iron Skillet | 0 comments

My family and I love Chinese food, and this quick and easy Chinese chicken and broccoli stir-fry is one of our absolute favorites. It’s a family-favorite that’s been passed down through generations. I remember my grandmother first teaching me how to make it when I was just a little girl. It’s a great way to get a taste of Chinese cuisine while using ingredients that are easy to find in any grocery store.

This cast-iron skillet stir-fry is perfect for busy weeknights because it only takes about 30 minutes to put together. There’s no need to wait for the takeout – you can create the same flavors at home in just a few minutes! Plus, the flavor of the cast-iron skillet really brings out the best in the chicken and broccoli.

I love to serve this Chinese chicken and broccoli stir-fry with steamed rice or noodles, but it’s also delicious with a side of roasted vegetables. It’s a quick and easy meal that the whole family can enjoy, and the leftovers make for a great lunch the next day. Enjoy!

Tip: For a spicier stir-fry, add more red pepper flakes or switch up the type of pepper you use. For a vegetarian version, substitute the chicken with extra-firm tofu.

Variation: Instead of broccoli, you can use other vegetables such as carrots, bell peppers, or mushrooms.

A close-up of a cast iron skillet filled with Chinese chicken and broccoli stir fry.

Family-favorite Chinese Chicken and Broccoli

A mouth-watering family-favorite Chinese chicken and broccoli stir-fry recipe cooked in a cast iron skillet.
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4


  • Cast iron skillet


  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 pound chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 0.5 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 0.5 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 0.5 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 0.25 cup sliced almonds


  • Heat sesame oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add chicken and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add chicken broth, soy sauce, and honey and stir to combine.
  • Add broccoli and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add almonds and cook for an additional 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice or noodles.


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