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Healthy Shrimp and Broccoli

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This Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-Fry comes together in less than 10 minutes and packs lots of flavor without all the sodium.

Shrimp and Broccoli in a blue bowl.

Do you ever order the stir-fry broccoli at Asian restaurants thinking you’re eating something healthy? I hate to burst your bubble, but chances are that stir-fry is loaded with sodium and oil.

The good news is that you can make fast and easy stir-fry’s at home like this Chicken Cashew or Beef with Basil.


The ingredients for this Shrimp and Broccoli stir fry are simple, but feel free to add any extra veggies or sub out the shrimp for a different protein.

Landscape view of shrimp and broccoli stir fry with a small yellow bowl in the back.

With fresh broccoli, I recommend blanching the broccoli first in boiling water for a minute then rinsing it in cold water to stop the cooking process. The broccoli will be a nice vibrant green and crisp for the stir fry.

Since this stir-fry uses a small amount of soy sauce, I built flavor with lots of fresh garlic. I used about 4 cloves and sliced them really thin. Of course I also added some heat with red pepper flakes.

How to Make

For any stir fry, have all your ingredients prepped and ready to go. The cooking time is very quick and you need high heat.

Woks are traditional in Asian cooking, but I just use a large skillet.

Shrimp and Broccoli in a blue bowl with a side of rice.

Fry the sliced garlic for just a minute or two to release its aroma. You can also add some sliced onions for even more flavor.

Add the shrimp and cook until pink. Then the broccoli and sauce get added and the stir fry is done. Taste for seasoning and add more soy sauce if needed.

Serve with your favorite rice or noodles for a complete meal.

Feature image of shrimp and broccoli in a blue bowl.

Healthy Shrimp and Broccoli Recipe

This quick and healthy stir fry of Shrimp and Broccoli is loaded with garlic for a flavorful stir fry.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4




  • Slice up broccoli into even florets. Place in a small pot of boiling water for 1-2 minutes or until bright green. Strain and run under cold water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.
  • Slice garlic cloves very thin and set aside. Peel and devein shrimp. Mix soy sauce and coconut aminos together in a small bowl with red pepper flakes.
  • In a wok or large saute pan over medium high heat, add oil. Add garlic before pan gets too hot.
  • Now add Shrimp and cook until slightly pink, about 2 minutes, then add drained broccoli and sauce. Stir-fry for about another minute or two, until the shrimp is done and the broccoli is hot.
  • Serve with rice or noodles, and siracha if you like more spice.


Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Try more Stir Fry Recipes:
Spicy Green Bean Stir Fry
Tofu and Vegetable Stir Fry
Cashew Chicken


Serving: 1gCalories: 62kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gSodium: 337mgPotassium: 180mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 432IUVitamin C: 42mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is provided as an estimate only and depends on ingredients and amounts used. Thai Caliente makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

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