20-Minute Skinny Sriracha Shrimp and Broccoli

/// May 3rd, 2015

A spicy, skinny take on Shrimp and broccoli. This healthy meal is ready to eat in just 20 minutes and is exploding with delicious flavor. Take-out // Fake-out strikes again! 20-Minute Skinny Sriracha Shrimp and Broccoli Happy Sunday, my friends! Tomorrow I’m heading to New Orleans for a week long vacation with one of my best girlfriends. In preparation for this trip, I’ve been attempting to eat a little lighter when and where I can. <—- This because I plan on eating ALL OF THE THINGS once I land in NOLA. My flight hits the ground at 9 and there will be a stiff Sazerac and oysters in my belly by noon. Followed by beignets and pralines. But I digress! Back to the recipe 😉

Today’s recipe is one near and dear to my heart. It’s got shrimp! It’s got sriracha! It’s healthy, hearty, and even boasts a pop of green. Basically what I’m saying is this dish right here… it’s everything ♡♡♡

20-Minute Skinny Sriracha Shrimp and Broccoli This 20-Minute Skinny Sriracha Shrimp and Broccoli is truly a 20 minute meal, which is great for days when you don’t want to be chained to the stove for very long (read: any day the temperature is over 75 degrees!). To keep the cook time as short as it’s intended to be, I recommend purchasing shrimp that have already been peeled, as indicated in the ingredient list below. If you prefer to use shrimp with shells, you’ll want to add an extra 7 minutes or so to the total time this will take you. Peeling shrimp ——>>> easy but time consuming.

20-Minute Skinny Sriracha Shrimp and Broccoli Lately I’ve been serving this easy meal with a simple side salad, but rice or even lo mein noodles would make wonderful meal additions if you want to create something a little heartier 😉

20-Minute Skinny Sriracha Shrimp and Broccoli

Ditch the take-out tonight! This shrimp and broccoli is calling your name – and trust me, you want to answer. xoxo

20-Minute Skinny Sriracha Shrimp and Broccoli

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 1 serving

Plump shrimp and crunchy broccoli are cooked in a delicious sriracha soy sauce. A quick and easy meal you're sure to love!


  • For the brown sauce:
  • 4 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice (fresh, preferably)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sriracha hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated (you may also use bottled ginger if you cannot find fresh)
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • Additional Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (try to buy them already prepared this way to save on time)
  • 4 cups (about 2 large heads) broccoli florets


  1. For the Brown Sauce:
  2. In a small bowl combine the soy sauce, orange juice, sriracha, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, and cornstarch; whisk well to combine; set aside.
  3. To cook:
  4. Heat the sesame oil (1 1/2 tablespoons) in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once warm, add in the shrimp and cook - flipping them once - until pink; about 3 minutes. Add in the broccoli and continue cooking the mixture, stirring frequently, until the broccoli is bright green and tender; about 3-4 minutes. Add in the sriracha soy mixture, stir well to coat the shrimp and broccoli, and cook for another 1-2 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened. Remove from heat and serve at once! This goes great with a small salad, rice, or even pasta (like lo mein).

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21 thoughts on “20-Minute Skinny Sriracha Shrimp and Broccoli

  1. Mary Lewis Soileau

    Cooked this tonight for my husband & my parents. Really was quick, easy and Oh! So good!! My daughter and I cooked the Spicy Shrimp Sriracha Lo Mein together one night and that was even better. Cooked it again for hub/parents and doubled recipe. Perfect! A new favorite. ♡

  2. Jill

    I cooked this tonight with a couple of friends and it was so delicious. I usually find that a lot of ‘quick’ recipes are anything but, but this really was very quick and easy to whip up.

  3. Haley Morrison

    I made this recipe tonight and my husband LOVED it! A little spicy for me, but I’m not huge for spices. I was wondering if there was an approximate calorie or nutrition info for this meal??

    1. bakerbynature Post author

      I’m so happy you and your husband enjoyed the recipe, Haley! At this time I do not calculate nutritional information, but there are many apps that will do this for you.

    1. bakerbynature Post author

      Hi JC. At this time I do not provide nutritional information, although I do hope to begin soon. For now, there are many online tools that could provide this information for you. I hope you enjoy the recipe!

    1. bakerbynature Post author

      So happy to hear it, Anne! And thanks for letting us know your adaptions worked out – always helpful for fellow readers looking to make the same changes 😉

  4. honda4fun

    Looks delicious but not into spicy food. Hoping it doesn’t lose much flavour without it. I do have one question though…the recipe says to use peeled shrimp but the pictures shows tails on. I often wonder why some dishes come that way. For example, shrimp in garlic sauce is served in restaurants like Red Lobster with tails on. What a mess trying to eat them. How I wish they would serve them ready to eat.

  5. Whitney

    Didn’t have OJ but had some pineapple juice, came out great! Served with some rice on the side. Everyone loved it, perfect about of spice! Thank you for the recipe!


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