Sweet and Spicy Stir Fry with Chicken and Broccoli (under 400 calories)


My husband and I absolutely love this stir fry because it satisfies so many cravings. You can make it as spicy as you want, and if you don’t like spicy, simply take out the crushed red pepper and consider reducing the chili paste. I also love that there is an abundant amount of vegetables and that it’s under 400 calories! Just be sure to use ingredients with reduced sodium and go light on the salt if you are sodium-conscientious. =)

Servings: 2-3

Calories: includes 3/4 cup cooked white rice per serving

  • Stir fry divided into 2 servings ~ 385 calories per serving
  • Stir fry divided into 3 servings ~ 305 calories per serving


  • 2 cups broccoli (60 calories)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 bell pepper (40-ish calories)
  • 1/2 cup white onion (35ish calories)
  • 2 chicken skinless, boneless chicken halves, cut into bite-sized pieces (280 calories)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce (40 calories)
  • 1 tablespoon chili paste (reduce if you want it to be less spicy)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce, reduced sodium (10 calories)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chicken stock or broth
  • cooked white rice (3/4 cup cooked per serving = 150 calories)


  1. Season chicken bites with salt, pepper, and garlic powder
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Sautée chicken, onions, and peppers until the chicken is no longer pink (about 8 to 12 minutes).
  4. While the chicken is cooking, heat the broccoli.
  5. When chicken is cooked through, add the hoisin sauce, chili paste, soy sauce, ground ginger, and red pepper (optional) to the skillet. Mix well.
  6. Stir in the chicken stock and reduce heat to simmer about 2 minutes.
  7. Add the broccoli and stir until coated mixture.


If you tried this recipe, let me know what you think in the comments!