Quick, simple and delicious. This honey garlic shrimp and broccoli is made using only 6 ingredients and is ready in under 10 minutes. This is honey garlic shrimp is one of my favorite Asian dishes to make because it’s super easy to put together in and is ready in no time. Serve it on sticky white rice or with a side of noodles. If you’re on a low-carb diet, try serving it with a side of veggies, spiralized zucchini noodles, or cauliflower rice. The shrimp is cooked in a sticky honey garlic sauce that is out of this world.
This yummy sauce is made with garlic, ginger, honey and soy sauce. It’s simple and pretty easy to balance the sweetness and saltness. It can also be used on chicken, beef, or fish. The shrimp can be marinated in the marinade for up to 24 hours in advance or as soon as a few minutes. Since shrimp cooks very quickly, be sure to heat up the pan until it’s very hot so the shrimp can sear nicely on the outside.
- 1 lb. shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1 cup broccoli florets frozen or fresh
- 1 tablespoon oil
For the Sauce
- 1 teaspoon garlic minced
- ½ teaspoon ginger minced
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- Place broccoli florets in a small bowl, fill with a few teaspoons of water and steam in microwave for 2 minutes.
- Combine the sauce ingredients and divide it into half. Marinate the shrimp with one half of the sauce for 5-10 minutes (or up to 24 hours).
- Heat a heavy-duty skillet to high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan then add the marinated shrimp. Sear them on both sides in batches of 2 until browned, about 1 minute per side. Add the broccoli to the pan, drizzle with remaining sauce, and mix well to combine.
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This was not the best version of this recipe. Overall too sweet, needs a little heat.
Loved this recipe! I was looking for some quick and easy recipes that I could put together for my meal prep. While also keeping in mind that I have a bf who will also be enjoying the meal prep with me! Finding something that Is flavorful, simple, time saving, AND within my macros can be difficult at times. But for the both of us this was perfect! Thank you for the recipe. Everyone should try!
In the Nutrition Facts, for the vitamins and minerals, what calculations were used to find the %. I usually only see this in milligrams or IU instead of %.
Loved this recipe! I made 1.5 times the sauce because I added a lot more broccoli and added some rice. I also used frozen cooked shrimp and thawed it before I cooked it briefly in the skillet. My boyfriend and I loved it! I plan to make it with thinly sliced beef next time.
Can frozen shrimp be used?
Yes, they can. Thaw them in cold water for 5-10 minutes then continue with the recipe.
I did! I just thawed them first and didn’t leave them in the skillet too long to cook. It was so good!
Natasha V. says
I haven’t made this yet but it looks amazing! I’m using frozen cooked shrimp; do I just thaw it and go by the recipe? Also, I have ginger powder, can I use that instead?
Exactly! You can use powdered ginger but only use 1/4th the amount.
Made this tonight for my family and it was soooooo good! Can’t wait to make it again!
Quick and good
CHANTALLE FRANCOIS says
please send only shrimp and salmon recipes.
Lisa Hires says
Love the recipe! My sEcond making it! 😋
Einar Hansen says
I made it just last night for dinner. It was real easy to make and with not much prep work. As a rule the first time I make a new recipe I do as the recipe reads. Now for the next time I make it. Here is what I am going to do.Make more sauce to put in it and add more broccoli and maybe some other veggies like onions, carrot just something to make more color in it.
Like i said it was very good and I think it just needs a bit more to put it over the top?
Jessica s says
What do they mEan by sauce? Id like to make this tonoght but not sure what that is? Fish sauce maybe?
“Sauce” was the ingredient header for the sauce ingredients. I’ve updated it to “For the sauce” to make it easier to understand.
Debra Stawecki says
I made it, so good! I added a tbls chili paste for a kick, plus a Tsp sesame oil into the marinade. I also added a little corn starch to the reserved sauce. Also, I split each shrimp in half lengthwise for double the surface AREA.i will definitely make it again. Thanks!
This was Delicious, quick, and easy. I always modify recipes, and pretty much never measure, lol! It was a great base and we really enjoyed it! Thank you layla!
Thanks for the 5 stars, Natasha! I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe <3
Excellent! I added 1 TBsp of orange juice, 1 1/2 Tbsp sirracha and increased garlic to 3 cloves. I would additional broccoli next time; a keeper! I served it over a baked barley side dish.
Good recipe. I didn’t measure…not my thing. I also added chopped broccoli, mushrooms, and cashews. I ate it without rice to keep it low carb and it was satisfying. I made one serving with this recipe. (About 8 pieces of shrimp, 1/2 cup chopped broccoli, 1/2 c sliced mushrooms.
healthy shrimp recipes says
Any shrimp lover would love these! Gorgeous pics as always!
Monique Mathis says
This came out awesome. My husband and toddler loved it. I give it 4 states because I changed the honey to apricot preserves. So this recipe definitely is going to TASTE different than how I made it. Great base recipe. Thank you Layla.
I had to quadruple the sauce recipe after I put half of the stated RECIPE toward the marinading. It wasn’t enough. So added the other HALF equaling the whole amount of the started recipes sauce. I used 3x the sauce recipe for the cooking.
I missed in two cups of brown rice and this dish make it dinner last night. Great save for dinner. Very quick cook time.
*I let my shrimps marinade for 30 minutes.
*I substituted the honey for apricot preserves.
*Made 4x the sauce recipe total -1x for the marinade and 3x for the cooking
healthy shrimp recipes says
This Was So Tasty, Especially For How Simple The Ingredients Are And How Quick It Took To Make. Such A Good Go-To Recipe
I don’t understand you state to throw out the marinade but then you say to add more sauce, How amI supposed to add more marinade if I throw out the sauce.
Simple & Delicious!
This recipe Quickly became a family FavOrite!
I doubled the sauce and added 1 lb chicken breasts (cut in Bite size pieces). Marinated chicken & Shrimp and cooked chicken first, then added shrimp to skillet once chicken was close to done. Served over cauliflower Rice (seasoned with garlic/green onions).
We appreciate the simple & Delicious dinner!
Shannon Williams says
Super good! Even my 11yo loved it. This will be a main stay in our recipes!
My husband is not a big fan of rice dishes. However he loved this. Simple and delicious. Definitely a keeper in the recipe box.
Jodi twedt says
When the recipe says sauce what does that mean what sauce ?
The sauce is the mixture of honey, garlic, ginger and soy sauce.
Patricia Anderson says
So happy to hear you and your husband enjoyed the dish!!
Very good/ but I would double sauce amounts/ especially cooking in a wok/ over rice
Kassandra garcia says
Omg!!! This was so fast and delicious!!! A must try!
Can i leave out the ginger or replace with something else
You can leave it out or use ginger powder.
Nicole barrows says
Is the calories listed with the broccoli and rice also or do you need to factor that in as well.
The calories listed include the broccoli and everything in the ingredient list.
J Ken says
How many servings does this yield?
About 4 servings assuming you serve it with noodles or rice.
And so easy!
Thanks for this awesome no frills recipe! I added some red pepper flakes and walnuts to give it a little extra flair (and a kick, since my husband wants everything spicy!) It was great. 🙂
Can,t wait to try this recipe. However, I need to avoid sugars. Is there a way I could replace the honey for something else?
You can try reducing the amount of honey if you’d like.
L. Walker says
What can you use if you don’t have soy sauce
Agave nectar might be a good alternative!
How much agave do you use ?
Maybe a dumb question but is each serving about a cups worth?
Kala Jean Daley says
Made this tonight and omg super good! To thickin the sauce i just used some old fashioned flour and water mixed well in tipped pan to get juice to one side. Perfect love that its so easy can remember off the top of my head. Thanks for a new favorite in my house.
Kaylea Armstrong says
I’m not a big cooker but my husband accidentally bought the already cooked shrimp. Can you still marinate like usual and do everything the same as recipe? Or do you need fresh shrimp?
I haven’t tried this with cooked shrimp but I would steam the broccoli then combine the broccoli marinade and cooked shrimp in pan on high heat just for 1-2 minutes.
Looks so good, trying it for my birthday dinner this evening. I did have a giggle at the shrimp can be marinated in the shrimp for up to 24 hours 🙂 Thank you!
Nina H says
Making this now but do not have ginger only ground how much could I use?
betsy colin says
As Jack said, looks like there are sesame seeds or something not invluded in the recipe that shows on the pic?
You’re right Betsy. There are sesame seeds. They are optional and used as garnish. To add, sprinkle as desired at the very end just before serving.
S Woo says
Great recipe and extra recognition for the simplicity . I served this over rice and my husband ate it up. Thanks for sharing.
Miss Bee says
This recipe was delish. However I found the sauce wasn’t enough. I was thinking of adding more sauce and a splash of maybe heavy cream to make it stick better. Any suggestions?
Try using a cornstarch slurry
are they sesame seeds in the picture? if so how much did you add?
Yes there are. They are optional. I just sprinkle less than 1 teaspoon.
There is nothing better than homemade Chinese, Love it!
It’s the best isn’t it!
Crystal Escobar says
Still can’t believe how much energy you have, Layla! Sooo happy for you and your blog!! Love your recipes and photos <3