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This simple Sheet Pan Sticky Ginger Soy Chicken and Broccoli is about to become your new go-to meal. Easy homemade, extra saucy chicken, tossed in a gingery, sweet, spicy, and extra sticky honey soy sauce. Serve with steamed rice and broccoli – cooked right alongside the chicken – for the easiest sheet pan dinner. A delicious, fun, take-out style dinner made at home – and much healthier too – that’s great any night of the week!

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It doesn’t look like it, but when you read this recipe, to me, it screams retro. Retro, like a recipe your grandma would have made way back in the day. This is totally something my Nonnie would have made on repeat. 

It’s EASY, which we of course love. My Nonnie was a real pro at creating delicious dinners that took very little effort on her part. She knew her time was better spent shopping with me! 

Her secret was using ingredients that did double the work. She would incorporate a lot of store-bought seasoning packets and sauces to add flavor. She’d also take shortcuts whenever she could. But regardless, her dinners were always delicious, and I know she’d fully approve of this recipe.

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So what is the “retro” secret ingredient here? A little bit of ketchup. It gives this sticky sauce added body, flavor, and sweetness.

I know it’s not a new concept by any means, but I don’t often use ketchup for cooking. I usually reserve it for dipping my french fries. But I’m now sold on using ketchup in sauces. Sounds odd, but wow, it’s so delicious.

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The details

This recipe is so simple and straightforward. Grab some broccoli and chicken, I love to use a mix of chicken breasts and thighs. My family prefers chicken breasts, but I think thighs always add flavor. They give just the right amount of fat to keep chicken from drying out. I find a mix is always nice! 

Arrange the chicken and broccoli inside a baking dish. I use a smaller sheet pan with sides. Ideally, you want to use something a little smaller than a 9×13 inch baker. This will allow the sauce to better thicken around the chicken. A sheet pan with sides is perfect!

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Now the sauce. Mix equal amounts of honey, ketchup, and tamari (or soy sauce) together. Then add tart pomegranate juice, garlic, ginger, and chili flakes. Mix and pour the sauce over the chicken. 

Bake until the sauce thickens slightly around the pieces of chicken and broccoli. 

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At the end of cooking, I like to switch the oven to the broil setting and get the chicken caramelized on top. Just watch closely, the broiler can really work FAST. 

I was shocked at how well the timing of everything ended up working out. Nothing fancy here, just simple cooking, but very delicious.

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Serve the sauce, chicken, and broccoli over steamed rice with plenty of green onions, and if you’re into it, pomegranates too. I love using them because they add color and juiciness.

Sheet Pan Sticky Ginger Soy Chicken and Broccoli | halfbakedharvest.com

Looking for other weeknight dinners? Here are my favorites: 

Crockpot Creamy Coconut Chicken Tikka Masala

Spicy Orange Sesame Chicken

Ginger Sesame Chicken and Crispy Brussels Sprouts

French Onion Dumplings

Crockpot Crispy Chicken Tinga Tacos with Avocado Jalapeño Crema

Lastly, if you make this Sheet Pan Sticky Ginger Soy Chicken and Broccoli be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Sheet Pan Sticky Ginger Soy Chicken and Broccoli

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 349 kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

Oven

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 450° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or rub with oil.
    2. Arrange the chicken and broccoli in the prepared baking dish.
    3. In a bowl, whisk together the honey, ketchup, tamari, pomegranate juice, garlic, ginger, and a good pinch of chili flakes. Pour the sauce over the chicken and toss to coat. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce is bubbling.
    5. Turn the oven to broil and broil 3-5 minutes, until the chicken caramelizes on top. WATCH CLOSELY, the broiler works fast. Serve the chicken, broccoli, and sauce over bowls of rice topped with green onions and pomegranate, if desired.

Instant Pot

  • 1. Arrange the chicken and broccoli inside the instant pot bowl.
    2. In a bowl, whisk together the honey, ketchup, tamari, pomegranate juice, garlic, ginger, and a good pinch of chili flakes. Pour the sauce over the chicken and toss to coat. Seal the lid and cook on high pressure for 18-20 minutes.
    3. Once done cooking, release the steam. Serve the chicken, broccoli, and sauce over bowls of rice topped with green onions and pomegranate, if desired.
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  1. 2 stars
    Unfortunately, the instant potcooking time for the chicken and broccoli are not the same, and I ended up with grossly over cooked broccoli (I used the instant pot version). The sauce was okay, not great. Excited to try other recipes on this site, but won’t be doing this one again.

    1. Hey Chandra,
      So sorry to hear this!! Let me know if there is anything that I can help with! Thanks for giving the recipe a try! xx

  2. 5 stars
    This is so delish and was a big hit with my family. I did cut back on the honey and pomegranate juice a little to make it a little less sweet for my personal preference. the sauce was fine- just the right amount of sticky and not watery at all.
    -Thank you for another great recipe! I forgot to take a picture 🙂
    Question- I made it this time on a sheet pan but would like to try the Instant Pot method sometime and want to double-check the cooking time because I’m worried about the broccoli falling apart after 18-20 min. would that be the correct cooking time?

    1. Hey Elizabeth,
      Happy Friday!😁 Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad to hear it turned out well for you! Yes, the cooking time is correct, but you could leave the broccoli in larger chunks! xx

    2. 1 star
      I made this in the instant pot and it was extremely overcooked. Both the broccoli and the chicken had no texture and were strangely mushy. The sauce was watery too, which I expected based on other reviews, but I didn’t spending any more effort to save this meal.

      1. Hi Danielle,
        So sorry to hear that this recipe did not work out for you! Thanks for giving it a try and sharing your feedback! xx

    1. Hey Laine,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, glad to hear you enjoyed the flavors! For a thicker sauce, next time you could add a cornstarch slurry or try to broil longer. I hope this helps! xx

  3. 3 stars
    Healthy and pretty tasty but so watery 🙁 how can we make it thicker. I did add cornstarch but not enough maybe.

    1. Hi Olivia,
      Sorry to hear this was watery for you! Did you just add cornstarch or did you do a slurry like recommended on the box? I would also broiler longer:) I hope this helps! xx

  4. I found this recipe a little too sweet. Also watery as many have already said. Still, the family ate every last scrap!

    1. Hey Shanee,
      Happy Sunday!😃 Thanks so much for making this recipe and your comment, I am so glad it turned out well for you! xx

  5. This is soooo good. Really enjoyed it! I added some cornstarch and water to thicken it up a bit. Will be making this regularly from now on!
    Thanks Tieghan ❤️

    1. Hey Lori,
      Awesome!! Thanks so much for trying this recipe out, I love to hear that it turned out well for you! Happy Friday! xx

        1. Hi Claire,
          So sorry to hear that this recipe wasn’t enjoyed! I think it just needs to broil longer for the sauce to thicken. Please let me know if I can help in any other way! xx

      1. 5 stars
        My husband and I loved this! I would add a little cornstarch next time to thicken the sauce while it cooks. Delicious!!!

        1. Hey Joanna,
          Happy Monday!! I appreciate you giving this recipe a try and sharing your review, so glad to hear it turned out well! xT

  6. 5 stars
    The flavor was tasty, but like a lot of others, my sauce stayed runny. I suspect it might be due to all the water that is injected into cheap meat to bulk it up (called “plumping”). Sometimes chicken gives off a lot of water when cooking, and sometimes it doesn’t, and I think it has to do with the quality of chicken you start with. I used the cheap stuff from Safeway tonight. Next time I’ll try Costco chicken breasts, which I don’t think are injected.

    In the end I just served it over rice anyway, so the runny sauce was useful.

    1. Hey Mara,
      Happy Friday!! I appreciate you making this recipe and your comment, so glad to hear it was delish! xx

    2. Good point. Sadly even Costco chicken is injected. I think you would have to try organic? Or get it from a farmer? For this recipe I’m going to try put the chicken on a broiler pan and do an extra bit of sauce in a saucepan to coat at the end/broil. HBH sauces are always the star of the show imo!

  7. 5 stars
    Yum! My sauce also turned out really watery but next time I’ll try broiling longer than 5 mins. The broccoli flavor was BANGIN. The chicken wasn’t as flavorful, just cause the sauce wouldn’t stay on it, lol, but mixed all together in a bowl with rice I just scooped extra sauce in with a spoon and ate it all together so it was great. The green onions really made it perfect in my opinion! My husband loved it and didn’t even add green onions to his (I know what a freak). Will definitely make again and even if the sauce is watery it’s still delicious!

    1. Hi Lisa,
      So sorry to hear that this recipe was not enjoyed. Please let me know if there is anything that I can help with! xx