Spiced Chicken with Broccolini Stir Fry

I was so inspired by the new Whole30 Fast and Easy book because I love the idea of quick weeknight eating, and if you have the supplies in advance, you can have dinner in under 15 minutes. Broccolini! If you are not currently eating it, it’s an absolute must. It”˜s the tastier cousin of broccoli. If you don’t see it in your market, talk to your grocer and develop a rapport–foodies want to help other foodies! It’s quite flavorful with turmeric powder, smoked paprika, and granulated garlic, but there are so many ways to switch it up so by all means, do! By the way, make extra, because tomorrow I will show you how to make a fantastic breakfast with the leftovers.


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Chicken and broccolini stir fry in a white platter

Spiced Chicken with Broccolini Stir Fry

  • Author: nocrumbsleft
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1½ tsp salt, divided
  • 1½ lbs boneless and skinless chicken breasts (about 3 breasts)
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 12 oz. broccolini 
  • 5 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos


Cut the chicken breasts on a diagonal into thin strips, about 12 +/- pieces per breast. Set aside in a large bowl.

In a medium bowl, stir the turmeric powder, smoked paprika, granulated garlic, and 1 teaspoon of salt together to make a spice mixture. Add to the cut chicken, with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Mix to coat well.

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium high heat and sauté the broccolini for 2 minutes. Add the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and chopped garlic and sauté for 1 more minute. Remove and set aside.

In the same pan over medium high heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add 1/2 of the chicken to the pan in a single layer and sauté until brown and crispy, about 1 1/2 minutes, per side. Remove and set aside. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the pan, add the remaining chicken to the pan, sautéing 1 1/2 minutes a side. Reduce the heat to low or medium low and return the other chicken and broccolini back to the pan. Stir to incorporate.

Add the coconut aminos to the pan and stir to combine. Serve.

Keywords: whole30 chicken recipe, whole30 quick and easy

Leftover Breakfast

Warm the leftover chicken in a medium sauté pan with olive oil.

Cook the eggs to your liking. I fried mine.

Place the greens in a bowl. Drizzle some Marinated Onion MAGIC ELIXIR oil on top, then salt. Add the leftover warmed Chicken Stir Fry and eggs. Top with Marinated Onions and serve.

18 thoughts on “Spiced Chicken with Broccolini Stir Fry

  1. Loving your takeover! So many great recipes and stories. Would love some new spices to work this. Thanks to you I am loving cooking and creating in the kitchen again.

    1. So happy to hear this!

  2. Hi Teri. I cannot wait to try the smoky chicken burgers.

    1. They are yummy!

  3. My husband looooves paprika and I swoon over all spices!! Can’t wait to try your latest genius creation!

    1. Oooh thanks so much!

  4. Can’t seem to come up with the correct amount of spices. You call for 3 tablespoons but the recipe only has 2 1/2 tablespoons. Can you send me the correct amounts?

    1. Thank you so much! The amount in the recipe is correct, although my math in adding it all up is incorrect!

  5. Does the chicken really cook for only two minutes? Am I supposed to cube the chicken before cooking? Thanks?

    1. I meant: Thanks! 🙂

    2. I cut mine super thin, so yes, i do cook for 2 minutes. But if you slice them not as thin, cook accordingly.

  6. This recipe is off-the-charts delicious! Loving your takeover this week! Made this tonight and we barely spoke we were so busy gobbling it up! Thanks, Teri! All your recipes are spot-on and so easy and delicious.

  7. Thank you so much for the recipe! I made it last night and it was so delicious. I forget that I have tumeric and it reminded me of how much it elevates whatever it’s in!! 10’s across the board!

    1. Ooh that makes me so happy! So glad you enjoyed it!

  8. I’m on Whole30 day 5 and this totally saved my day! So delicious. Thank you!

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