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Spicy Szechuan Shrimp and Broccoli is a super easy way to enjoy this American Chinese takeout favorite at home and it’s ready in just 15 minutes!

Spicy Szechuan Shrimp and Broccoli served on a plate.

Who loves ordering Chinese takeout? Sometimes you just need some Kung Pao Chicken or Chinese Peppersteak or Fried Rice or some Szechuan Shrimp. But guess what? It’s incredibly easy to make all of these things at home! I’m all about bring you restaurant quality recipes you can easily make at home and this recipe is no exception. You can put this one together in under 15 minutes. That’s faster than any takeout I’ve ever gotten! And it’s 100% hot and fresh to eat.

This recipe is quite spicy as written. We love some good heat in our house. If you want to tone it down a bit consider leaving out the crushed red pepper flakes.  Now, this dish is meant to be spicy, but I now that everyone has different levels of heat tolerance. This one is hot for most Americans, which just so happens to be how we like it.

Spicy Szechuan Shrimp and Broccoli served on a plate.

Watch the video below for a step by step demonstration in the latest episode of The Stay At Home Chef cooking show, available on YouTube. I have over 200 episodes available for your enjoyment.

Spicy Szechuan Shrimp and Broccoli is a super easy way to enjoy this American Chinese takeout favorite at home and it's ready in just 15 minutes!
Spicy Szechuan Shrimp and Broccoli is a super easy way to enjoy this American Chinese takeout favorite at home and it's ready in just 15 minutes!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Asian chili garlic sauce
  • 1 tablespoon freshly minced ginger
  • 2-3 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 cups frozen broccoli florets thawed
  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
Instructions
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together water, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes, honey, and cornstarch.
  • Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat. Pour in cooking oil and add in broccoli and shrimp. Pour sauce over.
  • Toss and allow shrimp to cook until it turns pink. Turn off heat and stir in green onions. Serve hot.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 285mg | Sodium: 1592mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Vitamin C: 46.9mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: Szechuan Shrimp and Broccoli
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tammy lambert
September 1, 2018 9:55 am

can I use fresh broccoli or will it take to long to cook in the recipe

Ruth
November 30, 2017 4:53 pm

Hands down, one of the best Asian recipes I’ve ever made. Son and husband loved the heat and I thought it was pretty spicy but so absolutely loved the flavor, I couldn’t stop eating it! I cut down a little on the flakes and chili paste and I also doubled the sauce so there was plenty for rice. I will definitely make this again and again! So quick after you get it all assembled, too – you’re a genius!

Susan
November 24, 2017 1:11 pm

5 stars
Great recipe! I cut all ingredients in half and had this for my lunch. I used Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce and it sure packed a punch. Loved it!

Kelly
June 21, 2017 7:09 pm

3 stars
Made this recipe and followed it to a T but I didn’t find it the least bit spicy and I even added more garlic chili paste and and still not spicy so loaded it with siracha and extra chilli flakes

Ronald Raeppel
August 1, 2017 5:09 pm
Reply to  Kelly

Next time try using Korean gogigaru chili pepper powder in place of the chili flakes.

April 27, 2017 9:36 am

I love the look of this! I’d have to tone down the heat for myself, but my husband would love the recipe as written. Quick and easy shrimp dishes are some of my favorite things to cook.

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