Honey Sesame Shrimp and Broccoli

This Honey Sesame Shrimp and Broccoli is a quick and easy dinner.  Shrimp and broccoli are quickly sautéed in a sweet and savory sauce that everyone will love! This is great served over rice or noodles, or you can use cauliflower rice or zoodles for a lower carb dinner.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: 30 Minute Dinners, Easy Recipes
Prep Time: 1 hour 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 2 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 4 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 304kcal


For The Stir Fry:

  • 1 pound shrimp I like 21-25 count size
  • 1 pound broccoli cut into small florets
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Honey Sesame sauce see below
  • sesame seeds for garnish optional

For The Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce reduced sodium
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 4 garlic cloves finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger root
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce or to desired spiciness
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  • Whisk together all ingredients for the sauce EXCEPT the cornstarch.  Pour half of the sauce over the shrimp, reserve the other half of the sauce.  Marinade the shrimp for at least 15 minutes in the refrigerator.
  • Add the cornstarch to the reserved sauce, whisk to combine.  Set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat.  Add the oil.  When hot, add the broccoli and stir fry until crisp-tender and bright green, about 5 minutes.  Remove broccoli from pan.
  • In the same pan, add the marinaded shrimp.  Sear on one side until starting to turn pink, -2 minutes, flip and repeat on other side.  Remove from pan as soon as shrimp are pink and cooked through.
  • Wipe out pan.  Return the broccoli to the pan.  Pour the reserved sauce over the broccoli and toss to fully coat the broccoli in the sauce.  Return the shrimp back to the pan.  Toss to coat everything in the sauce, continue to cook for about a minute, or until sauce has thickened and everything is heated through.  Remove from heat.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and serve.


We don't put the cornstach in the marinade because it will make the shrimp very soft.  The cornstarch added to the reserved sauce will help it thicken.


Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 2062mg | Potassium: 517mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 705IU | Vitamin C: 106.8mg | Calcium: 227mg | Iron: 3.9mg
Nutritional information is an estimate for your convenience. If you have strict nutritional needs, please do your due diligence to make sure this recipe fits your needs.
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