his quick and easy recipe will teach you how to make a 5-minute broccoli stir-fry with a homemade garlic sauce that’s even better than takeout. You’ll start by making the delicious garlic sauce from scratch before adding it in with the broccoli stir-fry to make one truly nutritious and well-balanced meal.

How to Make Broccoli with Garlic Sauce

Five minutes of prep work plus five minutes of cooking time is all you’ll need to make this healthy and homemade broccoli stir-fry dish:

  • Prepare the garlic sauce. Use either a glass measuring cup or a bowl and add in the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sugar, hot chicken stock, sesame oil, minced garlic cloves, white wine, cornstarch, chili oil and a pinch of ground white pepper.
  • Whisk. Whisk to combine the sauce ingredients and then set aside.
  • Prepare the cooking skillet. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over high heat.
  • Stir-fry the broccoli. Add the broccoli florets and stir-fry for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add the garlic sauce. Add the garlic sauce and cook until the sauce has thickened (about 2 minutes).
  • Serve. Serve with rice.

Broccoli With Garlic Sauce

Broccoli With Garlic Sauce

3 Quick Tips for Making Stir-Fry Broccoli

Here are a few handy tips to keep in mind when you’re making stir-fry broccoli dishes (or any other kind of stir-fry veggie dish for that matter):

  • Prep the ingredients beforehand. A good habit to build is that of prepping all of your ingredients before you even turn the heat on to start stir-frying. Having your veggies prepped and ready to go will make your life easier once you’re actually following the recipe to cook your meal.
  • A wok works best (but isn’t required). When it comes to making stir-fry dishes, a wok is king. If you don’t have a wok though, then using a cast-iron pan or skillet is your next best bet. When making stir-fry dishes, you want the heat to remain very hot. A wok or cast-iron pan will simply retain heat better than alternative options.
  • Know your cooking times. Ingredients should be added into stir-fry meals according to their individual cooking times. A good, general guideline to follow is to cook aromatics like ginger or garlic low and slow (to prevent burning), while the actual stir-fry ingredients like fresh veggies or protein sources should be cooked hot and fast.

Broccoli With Garlic Sauce

Broccoli With Garlic Sauce

How to Store Leftover Broccoli

Allow your leftover 5-minute broccoli to cool off completely before transferring into airtight containers. Seal the containers up tightly and you can then store them in the fridge for up to 4 to 5 days.

Broccoli With Garlic Sauce

Broccoli With Garlic Sauce

(Also try: Beef with Garlic Sauce)

5-Minute Broccoli with Garlic Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • ¾ cup hot chicken stock
  • ½ tsp sesame oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp white wine
  • 1 ½ tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp chili oil
  • pinch of ground white pepper


  • To make the sauce, in a glass measuring cup or bowl add all the ingredients and whisk to combine.
  • Set aside.  
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over high heat. 
  • Add the broccoli and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the sauce and cook until the sauce is thickened, about 2 minutes. 
  • Serve with rice
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Emma Kelly

Lover of smoosh faced dogs, cooking (of all kinds), spending as much time as I can in the garden (especially with homegrown veg and cut flowers), and diy’ing everything! Make sure to follow me on Pinterest for more easy meals, (mostly) healthy desserts and crave-worthy snacks. Learn more about me here.

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