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Chinese Spicy Asian Broccoli Recipe

Roasted Asian broccoli on a sheet pan is a Chinese spicy vegetable side dish you’ll love. Easy to bake in the oven with a ginger, Gochujang, sesame oil sauce. You can use the sauce after you Steam Broccoli in Oven too but this makes it golden brown with crispy florets.

Asian Broccoli

You could call this Chinese broccoli too and it can be as mild or spicy with heat as you’d like. Great with beef like a copycat Panda Express dish or as a cheap side dish for vegetarian meals or with any protein. (affiliate links present)

Asian Broccoli Recipe

Do you only Boil Broccoli? You are missing out!! That may get your pieces tender but has no flavor and you lose a bunch of nutrients submerged into hot water. Roasted on a sheet pan is healthy and you get the perfect crunchy texture on the top of each piece.

With this one we are using fresh produce. We do show you here How to Bake Frozen Broccoli in Oven here if that is all you have on hand. I will say that the texture is quite different between the two and of course fresh is always best if at all possible.

Broccoli with Asian Seasonings
Asian Style Broccoli

Asian Roasted Broccoli

You could use the same sauce over the top of our Pressure Cooker Broccoli to add lots of flavor but it won’t be crispy like you see here. You’ll want a large baking sheet to get this done so they are in a single layer and not overlapping.

  • 12 oz bright green broccoli about 1 pound cut into bite size florets
  • Soy sauce will give it a deep flavor, you can use coconut aminos for a gluten free option, even oyster sauce will work
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • Chili paste or Gochujang is even better, red pepper flakes are another option for heat
  • Fresh ginger grated is great or you can buy it in a jar already minced
  • Minced garlic is best but garlic powder is okay for dried
  • Toasted sesame oil is very potent so keep to a small amount but will give it all the Asian flavors you are looking for
  • Sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp green onions

You will get a similar crisp as you do when making our Parmesan Broccoli in Air Fryer but it is easier to make a larger amount this way. Just as quick and easy but in a much larger pan so it is great for families.

Asian Roasted Broccoli

Chinese Broccoli

If you truly only have frozen, this is How to Microwave Broccoli just enough to defrost and get to make this dish. It will not be as crisp but an option. Super healthy with lots of fiber. If you love leafy green vegetables this is another one you will want to make on a more regular basis for sure.

You can easily bake this with a protein in another dish like we do with our Pot Roast Chicken. Use two racks with the veggies added in later so everything comes out warm at the same time.

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, olive oil, rice wine vinegar and chili paste. Add the grated into the bowl and mix.
  • Place the broccoli in a large bowl and pour the soy sauce mix over the top and toss the broccoli to coat each piece well.
  • Spread the broccoli out on the baking tray in a single layer so it cooks evenly. Place in the oven for 10 minutes, and stir halfway through.
  • While the broccoli is roasting, grate the garlic cloves into a small bowl and add the sesame oil and mix. Slice the green onions into thin pieces and add them to the bowl and stir.
  • Once the broccoli has cooked for 10 minutes, remove and add the garlic/sesame oil mixture. Sprinkle the sesame seeds over top and toss the broccoli to coat each piece.

Spicy Broccoli

Return it to the oven and continue to roast for 3-5 additional minutes until the broccoli is tender. Remove and garnish with freshly sliced green onions, or an extra sprinkle of sesame seeds if desired! Jump to recipe below and let us know what you think!

spicy broccoli recipe

Asian Style Broccoli

We have step by step directions on our recipe card below. Enjoy warm for best results. If you have leftovers you can save in the fridge, dice up and make Muffin Tin Broccoli Quiche the next day too!

How can you make broccoli spicy?

You can mix up an easy spicy broccoli sauce as we share here with Gochujang, sesame oil, soy sauce and ginger. Pour on before baking in the oven or after it has been steamed. A great way to add heat is to toss with a bit of; chili paste, red pepper flakes, jalapeno powder, or dry Sriracha.

Another option is to mix up some Cajun Garlic Butter Sauce to pour over the top. You could make two batches, one hot and the other not for the kids.

Asian Broccoli Recipe

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Asian Broccoli

Roasted Asian broccoli on sheet pan is a Chinese spicy vegetable side dish you'll love. Easy to bake in oven with a ginger sesame oil sauce.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword asian, broccoli, chinese, roasted, sheet pan, spicy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 131kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, olive oil, rice wine vinegar and chili paste. Add the grated into the bowl and mix.
  • Place the broccoli in a large bowl and pour the soy sauce mix over the top and toss the broccoli to coat each piece well.Spread the broccoli out on the baking tray in a single layer so it cooks evenly. Place in the oven for 10 minutes, and stir halfway through.
  • While the broccoli is roasting, grate the garlic cloves into a small bowl and add the sesame oil and mix. Slice the green onions into thin pieces and add them to the bowl and stir.
  • Once the broccoli has cooked for 10 minutes, remove and add the garlic/sesame oil mixture. Sprinkle the sesame seeds over top and toss the broccoli to coat each piece.
  • Return it to the oven and continue to roast for 3-5 additional minutes until the broccoli is tender. Remove and garnish with freshly sliced green onions, or an extra sprinkle of sesame seeds if desired!
Nutrition Facts
Asian Broccoli
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 131 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 532mg23%
Potassium 315mg9%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 561IU11%
Vitamin C 77mg93%
Calcium 74mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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