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Honey Sriracha Ground Chicken and Broccoli

This sweet and spicy ground chicken and broccoli is a great one-pan, 20-minute recipe for busy weeknights or easy meal prep. The broccoli is pan roasted to provide added texture once mixed with the honey sriracha and sesame ground chicken. Each serving is packed with 30 grams of protein and only 260 calories, leaving plenty of room for rice, noodles, or your go-to protein pairing.

Sweet and Spicy Ground Chicken and Broccoli Recipe Walkthrough

You’ll find a printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. This is a simple recipe, but I’ve included a visual recipe walkthrough with some notes for ingredient substitutions and bonus cooking tips in the walkthrough below. If you have a question I forgot to cover, feel free to leave a comment.

Pan Roasted Broccoli

roasted broccoli in olive oil

It’s totally up to you, but I like to chop any large broccoli florets into smaller bite-size pieces. This creates more surface area for browning in the pan and makes for easier eating. I don’t know about you, but I hate trying to eat massive hunks of broccoli in dishes like this!

As a side note, the recipe calls for olive oil. If you’d like to use a little chili oil (for extra spice) or toasted sesame oil, both would work great for adding a little something extra to your ground chicken and broccoli.

Honey Sriracha Ground Chicken

ground chicken cooking in a sauté pan with roasted broccoli and honey sriracha sauce beside the pan

The recipe calls for 97% lean ground chicken, but you’re welcome to use any ground meat like ground turkey or even beef. If you’re new to my recipes, I’m passionate about browning ground meats. The magic of the Maillard reaction takes patience.

You may have seen hacks like baking soda, but I don’t think you need it for recipes like this. Just give it time!

The Sweet and Spicy Sauce

honey sriracha sauce added to the cooked ground chicken

You’ll need honey, sriracha, toasted sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic powder and ground ginger, and sweet chili sauce. Here are a few sauce ingredient notes:

  • Be sure to use toasted sesame oil and not regular sesame oil, as the flavor profiles are different.
  • You’re welcome to use freshly minced or grated garlic and ginger.
  • I like Trader Joe’s sweet chili sauce, but any will work fine. You can even make your own spicy sweet chili sauce.

You can get creative with the sauce for your ground chicken and broccoli. For more sauce options, check out my spicy coconut ground chicken (gochujang + coconut milk) and Firecracker ground chicken (spicy brown sugar sauce) recipes.

cooked ground chicken and honey sriracha sauce in the pan before adding the roasted broccoli

Adding and cooking the sauce is pretty straightforward, you’ll just want to be careful not to burn the sugars in the honey or sweet chili sauce. Keep it moving around the let the sesame oil help add an extra crispy, sticky layer to your ground chicken.

finished ground chicken and broccoli in a sauté pan together

Once the sauce is good to go, add the broccoli back in and add some toasted sesame seeds. In the photo above, you’ll notice I added roasted black sesame seeds as well.

Serving Your Ground Chicken and Broccoli

Rice or cauliflower rice are the no-brainer options here. One of my favorite hacks is to combine the two for a higher volume option like in my Tex-Mex ground beef and rice bowls. You could also do something like the quinoa from my spicy sesame ground beef and quinoa bowls or the Right Rice in my Greek ground chicken and rice skillet.

Aside from rice, you could mix things up with noodles. You could do a ground chicken and broccoli spin on dan dan noodles or something like these stir fry beef noodles.

And you could always eat it as-is with extra toasted sesame seeds and green onion. However you end up serving your honey sriracha ground chicken and broccoli, I’d love to hear about it. Be sure to come back and let me know in the comments or in a recipe review. I hope you enjoy!

Honey Sriracha Ground Chicken and Broccoli

Honey Sriracha Ground Chicken and Broccoli

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

One pan sweet and spicy ground chicken with pan roasted broccoli.


  • 1 Tbsp (16g) Olive Oil, divided
  • 12 oz Broccoli Florets, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 lb Ground Chicken (97/3)
  • 1/4 C (60g) Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp (42g) Honey
  • 2-3 Tbsp (30-45g) Sriracha, to spice preference
  • 2 Tbsp (30g) Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp (16g) Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • Sesame Seeds and Green Onion, for garnish


  1. Heat 1/2 Tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the broccoli and leave untouched for 1-2 minutes to develop some browning on one side. Stir and continue cooking until the broccoli is a dark green, about 3-4 minutes longer. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  2. Add the remaining olive oil to the skillet and brown both sides of the ground chicken before mincing and fully cooking.
  3. While the chicken cooks, mix the remaining sauce ingredients together. Add the sauce to the fully cooked chicken and cook until thick. Be careful not to burn.
  4. Once the sauce is thick, add the broccoli back to the skillet and stir everything together. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onion before serving.


Each serving has 5 WW SmartPoints (blue).

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 6 oz
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260Total Fat: 11gCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 30g

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Saturday 25th of September 2021

Curious your thoughts on not using sriracha at all? Will it be too sweet with nothing to cut the chili sauce and honey?

Mason Woodruff

Monday 27th of September 2021

If I were to go this route, I'd replace the 2-3 tablespoons of sriracha with more sweet chili sauce. Problem solved!


Monday 16th of August 2021

This is such a good and EASY recipe! My husband and I love this! We didn’t have any broccoli and subbed in zucchini and it was delicious! Thanks for creating and sharing your awesome recipes.

Jessica Pittman

Monday 16th of August 2021

I love this one! Definitely super easy. I always use frozen broccoli and throw it in the oven at 400 (like in the recipe linked), oddly enough I can’t find sesame oil and it is still amazing without it! My husband can’t always handle the spice so I do 1 tbps of sirchia. We eat it over cauliflower rice. It tastes even better the next day!


Monday 12th of July 2021

This was AMAZING! We are always struggling to find healthier dinner options we both like and this was a winner, and how quickly it was thrown together was a huge bonus. The only thing I did different was served it with green beans for my husband because he refuses to try “the little trees”. Thanks for sharing and I’m looking forward to trying more recipes!

Mason Woodruff

Tuesday 13th of July 2021

Totally understandable. I also have a little tree hater in my house. Glad you found a green bean workaround and both of you were able to enjoy this one!


Wednesday 30th of June 2021

If I were to use frozen broccoli, do I need to steam it first before pan roasting?

Mason Woodruff

Friday 2nd of July 2021

I would microwave or steam it just enough to thaw the frozen broccoli, pat the broccoli dry, then pan roast it. You could also do something like oven roasted frozen broccoli.

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