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Healthy Chicken Broccoli Stir-fry in a wok up close

Healthy Chicken and Broccoli Stir-fry with Tahini Sauce

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  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This Healthy Tahini Chicken and Broccoli Sir-fry is perfect for a 30-minute weeknight meal. It’s made with fresh broccoli, savory chunks of chicken breast, green onions, fresh ginger and an easy creamy tahini sauce making it a clean plate club winner for the whole family!


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  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, preferably Grade A Dark Robust
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • Pinch salt
  • 4 teaspoons avocado oil or organic canola oil, divided
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper or black pepper
  • 1 bunch scallions, sliced, white and green parts separated
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger root (or you can mince it if you don’t have a microplane)
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 cups broccoli florets, about 1 bunch or 2 small crowns
  • 2 cups sliced carrots
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoon sesame seeds, for garnish, optional


  1. Whisk maple syrup, tahini, tamari or soy sauce, cornstarch and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat wok or large skillet over high heat.  Add 2 teaspoons oil and swirl to coat wok or bottom of skillet.  Add chicken, sprinkle with pepper and cook, turning once or twice until browned, 5 to 6 minutes.  Note* the chicken will not be fully cooked and will continue cooking in the sauce in step 4.  Remove the chicken to a plate.
  3. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons canola to the skillet, followed by the scallion whites and ginger.  Cook, stirring until fragrant, 15 to 30 seconds.
  4. Add broth and bring to a simmer, scraping up any browned bits. Add broccoli and carrots, cover and simmer, stirring once or twice until the broccoli is bright green and the vegetables are still crisp but starting to soften slightly, 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Stir sauce, the chicken and any accumulated juices from the plate into the vegetables and continue cooking, stirring often until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce is thickened, 4 to 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from the heat and stir in reserved scallion greens, lime juice and sesame seeds.


Other Variations

You can use bell pepper instead of the carrots and cauliflower instead of broccoli for a new tasty combo. We also love using mushrooms in stir-fries. Add them with the aromatics in step 3 and cook the mixture for an additional minute.

Prep Ahead

This stir-fry can be prepped ahead by cutting and measuring the ingredients ahead of time. Unfortunately it is not great reheated as the vegetables tend to get soggy.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups each
  • Calories: 335
  • Sugar: 11 g
  • Sodium: 640
  • Fat: 14 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27 g
  • Protein: 28 g
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