This honey garlic shrimp stir fry is shrimp and broccoli tossed in a super easy sweet and savory sauce. A healthier dinner option that everyone will love!

This shrimp and broccoli stir fry is perfect for those busy nights when you need a fresh dinner on the table in no time. This meal is done in just 20 minutes!

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This honey garlic shrimp stir fry is an easy recipe that's ready in 20 minutes.

The funny thing about blogging is you just never know when a recipe is going to take off. Some of my earlier hits were chicken and broccoli stir fry and lemon asparagus pasta. Then it was honey garlic chicken stir fry which has become the all time most popular recipe on my site! Now I’m back with another stir fry, this time we’re got an amazing honey garlic shrimp stir fry. It’s loaded with shrimp and veggies all coated in an easy 4 ingredient sauce!

Easy shrimp stir fry is ready in 20 minutes and the sauce has just 4 ingredients.

How to make honey garlic shrimp

The ingredients for this shrimp and broccoli stir fry are quite simple. You’ve got your shrimp, your broccoli, a little oil, soy sauce, honey and cornstarch for thickening. That’s really all there is to it! The shrimp and broccoli are cooked, then the sauce is poured over the top and simmered until it’s thick and shiny. Add a side of rice and dinner is served!

This shrimp and broccoli stir fry is coated in a sweet and savory sauce.

The beauty of this recipe is that it’s super easy to customize to your liking. Not a broccoli fan? Try carrots, asparagus, mushrooms, snow peas, or a combination of vegetables. You can also do different flavor variations on the sauce by adding ingredients like minced ginger, sesame oil or even a little orange juice.

I always get a lot of commentary every time I post a photo of shrimp with the tails still on. Here’s my take on the whole thing. Shrimp with the tails on are more attractive than shrimp with the tails off. That being said, it’s not always easy to eat shrimp with the tails on, especially in a stir fry. So it’s your choice as to whether the shrimp tails stay on or come off.

Honey Garlic Shrimp Serving Suggestions

I like to serve this dish over rice (brown or white). I’ve also served this shrimp over Asian style noodles like chow mein noodles or soba noodles with great success. This stir fry can also be served over quinoa or cauliflower rice. Basically you’re looking for some type of starch to absorb all that wonderful sauce!

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5 from 26 votes

Honey Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry

AuthorSara Welch
This honey garlic shrimp stir fry is an easy recipe that's ready in 20 minutes.
This honey garlic shrimp stir fry is shrimp and broccoli tossed in a super easy sweet and savory sauce. A healthier dinner option that everyone will love!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine Asian
Serves 4


  • 1 1/4 lbs large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 1/2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil divided use
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a large pan over medium high heat.
  • Add the broccoli and cook for 4-5 minutes or until tender.
  • Remove the broccoli from the pan; place it on a plate and cover to keep warm.
  • Wipe the pan clean with a paper towel and turn the heat to high.
  • Add the remaining teaspoon of oil to the pan.
  • Season the shrimp with salt and pepper to taste and add them to the pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pink and opaque.
  • Add the garlic to the pan and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add the broccoli back into the pan.
  • In a bowl whisk together the water, honey and soy sauce. 
  • In a small bowl mix the cornstarch with a tablespoon of cold water.
  • Pour the soy sauce mixture over the shrimp and vegetables; cook for 30 seconds. 
  • Add the cornstarch and bring to a boil; cook for 1 more minute or until sauce has just started to thicken.
  • Serve immediately, with rice if desired.


  1. You can leave the shrimp tails on or off, your choice!
  2. Cut the broccoli florets into approximately 1 inch pieces so that they'll cook quickly.
  3. I mince the garlic as fine as possible using either a knife or a garlic press.


Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 357mg | Sodium: 653mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 57.5mg | Calcium: 240mg | Iron: 3.9mg

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  1. 5 stars
    We just had this for dinner and we both really liked it. Next time I will add some red pepper flakes to add a bit of heat. This is definitely a keeper and repeater!

  2. 5 stars
    Just came across this recipe and made it tonight. I like shrimp spicy so i cut up a bit of scotch bonnet pepper and added a piece of ginger to it and it was delicious. Amazing recipe, thank you so much for sharing.

    1. 5 stars
      Delicious! And yes I did freeze the leftovers. Do not thaw out because it is shrimp. Cook in a microwave safe container cover it with a lid and cook tell heated through. It is fantastic!

  3. 5 stars
    Hi Sara,
    I am a sauce and veggie girl. I made one and a half times the sauce recipe and threw in some additional frozen blanched asparagus that I need to use up. it was YUMMMO-licious!!!!! I thought it was great because it wasn’t “hurt your teeth” sweet.
    Your recipes are the best!

  4. 5 stars
    I made this tonight and it was fantastic! My 10-year old nephew loved it too, this one is going into the recipe repertoire.

  5. 5 stars
    It was ahhhhmazing I made this exact recipe for me & my bf & my grandparents & my 15 month old ate some of the stir fry rice I made and broccoli😭 We all loved it 😍 I definitely recommend the recipe to anyone and everyone!

    1. I added frozen snow peas with the broccoli for a little extra veggies. I found putting a lid on the cast iron skillet helped to soften the veggies without burning them. My wife said a bulb and a half of garlic was a little too much garlic. I disagreed though.

  6. 5 stars
    OMG!!! This was sooo good!!! The sauce was so flavourful that I think I’ll double the ingredients so that there’s more to pour over the finished product. Other than that, I wouldn’t change a thing!! Thank you so much for sharing this delicious, and quick, meal!!💞

  7. 5 stars
    I picked up all the ingredients from my local grocery store today I am so ready to prepare this delicious meal for my family I know they will love it THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR RECIPE CHEER$!!!!!!!!!!!!?

  8. I made this tonight and my entire family loved it! I loved the fact it was so easy and it was very delicious. Thank you, will be using this recipe often.

  9. 5 stars
    This was delicious. I added a pinch of pepper flakes and a smashed garlic clove to the oil, then removed the clove before the broccoli went in, also added a couple of drops of sesame oil to the honey/soy mixture . Easy to make and easy on the eye. Did make rice and Trader Joe’s Pot stickers. Definitely on my to do dinners.
    Oh also used my wok and peanut oil.

  10. 5 stars
    The sauce is really good! Iv’e made it now multiple times and even switched up the vegetables. It always comes out perfect.

  11. 5 stars
    I doubled the sauce recipe and added some ginger while the shrimp cooked. Used steamed broccoli to shorten some cooking time. Definitely a keeper!

    1. Omg this was soo good!! I just made it for dinner for me and hubby. We both loved it. We had it with some mashed potatoes and a side of corn on the cob. I added minced ginger, carrots and red bell peppers. Can’t wait to serve this at a dinner party!! Amazing recipe!!