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15-Minute Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry (Gluten-Free)

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This 15-Minute Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry is a weeknight classic full of clean, simple ingredients. Naturally gluten-free and super easy, you'll want to make this recipe again and again.
Servings 4


  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ¼-½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 clove garlic minced or grated
  • 1 inch peeled ginger minced or grated (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 large head broccoli broken into florets, about 4 cups total
  • ¼ cup coconut aminos or gluten-free tamari
  • 3 scallions white and green parts, sliced
  • Hot sauce to taste


  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Toast the cashews in a dry pan, stirring occasionally, for about 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Keep a careful eye on the pan, as cashews can burn easily. Remove the toasted cashews from the pan and set aside.
  • Heat the coconut oil over medium heat in the same large skillet. Add the chicken, sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon salt, and sautéuntil brown and crispy, about 8 minutes, flipping once halfway through.
  • Add ginger and garlic to the chicken (if the pan is dry add 1 teaspoon more coconut oil). Sauté 1 minute. Add the broccoli and coconut aminos or tamari. If using coconut aminos sprinkle with an additional¼ teaspoon salt (you don't need to add more salt if using tamari). Cover and cook on medium heat for an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally or until the broccoli is bright green and cooked through, being careful not to overcook the broccoli.
  • Serve the chicken and broccoli on its own, over brown rice, or cauliflower rice. Sprinkle with the cashews, sliced scallions, and hot sauce (if using). Serve warm.


Here are some options for resistant eaters:
  • If he is a broccoli-resistant swap in a more preferred green veggie such as snow peas, snap peas, or asparagus.
  • Serve her stir fry in parts: think chicken, broccoli, and cashews separately on the plate.
  • Omit the cashews for a nut-free version, or use toasted sesame seeds instead.
  • Pull some chicken and cooked broccoli out of the pan prior to adding the coconut aminos or soy sauce. Serve the plain chicken and broccoli with the sauce on the side for dipping.