Honey Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli is one of my favorite easy Asian dishes with a flavorful sauce and tender vegetables that can be made in less than 20 minutes with just a few ingredients. It’s super easy to put together and has just 3 weight watchers smart points per serving!
This easy Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry is a delicious healthier dinner option that is bursting with flavor and loaded with tender shrimp and lots of filling vegetables. To make this quick dinner you only need a few ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
One of my goals for this year is to eat healthier and make better dinner choices for my family. This Shrimp and Broccoli recipe has only 3 weight watchers smart points per serving but tastes so delicious served over rice or cauliflower rice (zero points!) and will make you feel full and satisfied.
This shrimp stir-fry with broccoli is comforting, flavorful, and quick to make. The most important ingredients are oyster sauce and sesame oil. It’s super easy and PACKED with flavor!
How to make the best shrimp and broccoli
- Prepare all the ingredients and the sauce before starting to cook so nothing burns and you have your hands free for stirring.
- If you are using frozen shrimp, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight or put the shrimp in a bowl with cold water if you are in a hurry. Use paper towels to pat the shrimp dry before adding it to the wok.
- Cutting the broccoli into small florets assures that it will cook through. The broccoli will be a little bit crunchy which adds texture but if you like your broccoli very soft you can steam it for 3-4 minutes before adding it to the wok.
- Peanut oil is the best choice when cooking at high heat because it has a high smoke point.
- If you don’t have a wok you can use a large heavy-based frying pan instead.
- Serve this Chinese weeknight meal over riced cauliflower for zero points or over white rice if it fits your points budget.
Looking for more healthier dinner ideas? Check out these:
- General Tso’s Chicken
- Seafood Zucchini Marinara
- Instant Pot Lentil Soup with Vegetables
- Roasted Tomato Soup
Tools and ingredients used in this Shrimp and Broccoli Recipe
Lite Soy Sauce: I NEVER use regular sodium. We go through so much soy sauce so I always buy a big bottle.
Rice Vinegar: Don’t feel tempted to swap out the Rice Vinegar! It is less acidic and sweeter in taste.
Sesame Oil: This has tons of flavor and is crucial to Chinese cooking.
Oyster Sauce: This adds a ton of flavor and is used in beef and broccoli as well as, most notably, fried rice with great results and low points.
Wok: You might ask yourself do I really need a wok to cook Chinese food? A wok has many advantages over a normal frying pan. It requires less oil and distributes the heat more evenly, for example.
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Honey Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli
- ¾ pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch
- ¼ tsp ground white pepper
- ¼ tsp salt
- ⅓ cup low sodium soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp oyster sauce
- 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp peanut oil, or canola oil
- 1 Tbsp ginger, minced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 pound broccoli, cut into small florets
- 1 large carrot, peeled and sliced
- 2 scallions, chopped
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
- Add shrimp, cornstarch, white pepper, and salt into a medium bowl, mix well, and let marinate for 10 minutes.
- In a small bowl combine soy sauce, oyster sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, honey, and peanut oil. Set aside.
- In a wok add peanut oil and heat on high heat.
- Add the garlic and ginger.
- Stir and cook for 20 seconds, then add the broccoli florets and carrot and cook for 2 minutes.
- Add the shrimp and sauce to the wok. Stir and cook until shrimp are cooked and sauce thickens.
- Add scallions and stir and cook for 30 seconds.
- Garnish with sesame seeds and serve.
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