This Honey Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry is the mouthwatering dinner idea you can make in just 15 minutes with 6 ingredients. It’s easy to make for a quick weeknight dinner or you can double the recipe and feed a crowd!

If you want a quick shrimp stir fry with a homemade honey garlic sauce, then look no further. This dish is garlicky and tangy with intense shrimp flavors that are so much better than takeout.

Honey Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry closeup with broccoli in the background and green onions for garnish

You can make this honey garlic shrimp in just 15 minutes with only 6 ingredients for a delicious budget-friendly dish. The best part? You only equipment you need is a wok or skillet and a mixing bowl to make it.

It’s one of our fave shrimp recipes along with Teriyaki Shrimp, Shrimp Boil, Honey Garlic Shrimp and Shrimp Fajitas. To make it in an Instapot, try our Instant Pot Honey Garlic Shrimp recipe.

How to Make Honey Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry

Start with one pound of raw uncooked shrimp. Try to buy Jumbo or Extra Large size shrimp – see our guide on shrimp sizes if you’re not sure. Here are some tips to thaw shrimp quickly before cooking in case they’re frozen.

Honey Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry

If you’re planning on serving with rice and vegetables, then start cooking them before starting the shrimp. Here are the three main steps to make honey garlic shrimp stir fry:

Step 1 – Make the Honey Garlic Sauce: In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, honey, garlic and ginger. Using minced fresh garlic and ginger will give you the best flavor, but you can substitute 1 tsp each of powdered garlic and ginger in a pinch.

Step 2 – Marinate the Shrimp: Add the shrimp and half the sauce to a ziplock bag or bowl and mix. Let it marinate for 5 minutes or up to 24 hours. Reserve the remaining sauce.

Step 3 – Sauté the Shrimp: Place your wok or skillet on medium-high heat and add the oil. When hot, add the marinated shrimp in a single layer and sauté for one minute. Then flip the shrimp (kitchen tongs like these ones are helpful), add the reserved sauce and sauté for one minute more until the sauce just starts to glaze the shrimp.

Raw shrimp in a single layer in a skillet being cooked when making a Honey Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry

What to Serve with Honey Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry

Honey garlic shrimp is perfect on top of steamed rice, or brown rice if you want a healthier option. Drizzle any extra sauce from the pan onto the rice for extra flavor.

You can also add a side of veg to make a complete meal. Steamed fresh broccoli is an easy option, and you also can try bok choy or snap peas in keeping with the Asian theme. Yum!

Closeup photo of jumbo shrimp being sauteed in a skillet when making Honey Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry

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Honey Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry (with Video)

This Honey Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry is the mouthwatering dinner idea you can make in just 15 minutes with six ingredients. It's easy to make for a quick weeknight dinner or double the recipe to feed a crowd!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb uncooked shrimp 21/25 or 26/30 size, peeled and deveined, thawed
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil

Honey Garlic Sauce

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce , low sodium recommended
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsbp garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger, minced
  • green onion, minced - optional

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce, honey, garlic and ginger.
  • Put the shrimp and HALF of the sauce into a ziplock bag or container and shake.
  • Place a large skillet or wok over medium high heat and add vegetable oil.
  • Add shrimp in a single layer and fry one minute until pink.
  • Add the rest of the sauce and then flip the shrimp.
  • Fry one minute until the sauce thickens into a glaze.
  • Serve with optional green onion and enjoy!

Notes

You can let the shrimp sit in the sauce for up to 24 hours in the fridge for stronger honey garlic flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 205kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 285mg, Sodium: 1413mg, Potassium: 130mg, Sugar: 17g, Vitamin C: 5.6%, Calcium: 16.7%, Iron: 15.7%
Author: TipBuzz
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: shrimp, stir fry

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Editor note: Published Jan. 16, 2018 and updated June 25, 2018