Spicy Garlic Sauteed Brussels Sprout

I’m thrilled to share my Spicy Garlic Sautéed Brussels Sprout recipe with you! Picture tender Brussels sprouts sautéed to crispy perfection in a homemade Kung Pao sauce all made in 10 minutes! It’s my go-to for a quick and flavorful side dish. Trust me, once you try this, you’ll be hooked on this creative twist on Brussels sprouts!

Spicy garlic sautéed brussels sprout in Kung Pao sauce served on a white plate being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

Why I Love This Recipe

I absolutely love my Spicy Garlic Sautéed Brussels Sprout recipe because it’s my own creative spin on preparing Brussels sprouts, infusing them with the bold flavors of my signature Kung Pao sauce! What makes this recipe so special is how I combine my proven Brussels Sprout stir-fry method from my Brussels Sprout Stir Fry mixed with my Kung Pao sauce from my Kung Pao Chicken recipe, resulting in a flavor-packed dish that’s such an easy recipe to make!

Tender Brussels sprouts, golden and crispy from a quick stir-fry, then tossed in a mouthwatering Kung Pao sauce that’s bursting with Asian-inspired goodness. It’s the perfect side dish for anyone craving an easy, fuss-free recipe with a unique twist, and trust me, once you try it, you’ll be hooked! So why wait? Whip up a batch of these Brussels Sprouts today and prepare to be blown away by the incredible flavors!

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Brussels Sprout – fresh Brussels sprouts.
  • Neutral Oil no taste or flavor with high cooking temperature. Some choices are sunflower oil, peanut oil, sallower oil, vegetable oil, and canola oil. 
  • Garlic fresh and finely minced. 
  • Soy Sauce – low-sodium Soy Sauce preferred. Can also use tamari for gluten-free.
  • Chicken Broth – best to use Asian-style canned chicken broth, but the American version will work as well.
  • Japanese Sake – typically will come in a large bottle labeled junmai sake. Can also substitute with dry sherry wine or Chinese cooking wine, found at local grocery stores or Asian markets. 
  • Sweetener – use your preferred sweetener.
  • Red Wine Vinegar – is used in Chinese cuisine and can be purchased at Asian grocery stores.
  • Sriracha – Asian style chill sauce.
  • Toasted Sesame Oil – 100% Toasted Sesame Oil that should have a dark brown color.  
  • Xanthan Gum Xanthan Gum powder used as a low carb thickener.

Spicy garlic sautéed brussels sprout in Kung Pao sauce served on a white plate, top down shot.

Essential Kitchen Equipment

  • Wok or Deep Large Skillet

Directions

☑ Before Getting Started

I recommend you use a Large Deep Skillet or Wok for this recipe. This spacious cooking vessel will provide ample room for your Brussels sprouts to cook evenly without overcrowding.

Step 1 In a small bowl, mix together minced garlic, soy sauce, chicken broth, Japanese sake or cooking wine, sweetener of your choice, red wine vinegar, Sriracha, toasted sesame oil. Bring the sauce to a boil on a large skillet then add in thickener of choice. Mix until thickened and set aside.

Spicy garlic sauce in a frying pan.

🥄 Corn Starch Pro Tip

If using Corn Starch Slurry as a thickener, prepare a mixture of 1 Tablespoon of Corn Starch and 2 Tablespoons of Water in a mixing bowl. Gradually add this mixture to your sauce until it reaches the desired thickness.

Step 2 Add halved brussels sprouts to a frying pan coated with oil and cook for 2-3 minutes until they are golden brown and slightly crispy.

Brussels sprouts being sauteed in a frying pan.

🧂 Flavoring Pro Tip

For an added burst of flavor, lightly season your Brussels sprouts with Salt and Black Pepper.

Step 3 Reduce the heat to medium-low and pour the sauce over the brussels sprouts. Mix well then transfer the brussels sprouts to a serving dish.

Spicy garlic brussels sprouts served in on a white plate.

🌿 Garnishing Pro Tip

Garnish with sliced chopped Green Onions if desired.

Pairing Recommendations

Serve this Brussels Sprout stir fry with a bold chicken stir fry like Black Pepper Chicken, alongside a green salad with Japanese Ginger Salad Dressing or a side of Spicy Asian Cucumber Salad, along with Egg Drop Soup for a complete and satisfying meal.

Spicy garlic sautéed brussels sprout in Kung Pao sauce served on a white plate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use frozen Brussels sprouts for this recipe?

I recommend using fresh Brussels sprouts for the best texture and results in this recipe. While you can use frozen Brussels sprouts, they may not provide the same texture and flavor as fresh ones.

How do I know when the Brussels sprouts are cooked perfectly?

The best way to determine if Brussels sprouts are cooked perfectly is to taste them yourself as everyone's preference may be different.

Storage Tips

To store leftovers, transfer them to an airtight container and place them in the refrigerator. Leftovers will stay fresh for 3 to 5 days when stored properly.

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Spicy garlic sautéed brussels sprout in Kung Pao sauce served on a white plate.

Spicy Garlic Sauteed Brussels Sprout

Discover the perfect sautéed Brussels sprouts recipe for a flavorful and nutritious side dish. Learn how to create crispy Brussels sprouts with a delightful blend of seasonings. Your taste buds will thank you!
5 from 5 votes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine: American, Worldwide
Keyword: sautéed brussel sprouts
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 72kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Brussels Sprout
  • 1/2 tbsp Cooking Oil neutral, no flavor or taste
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Chicken Broth
  • 2 tbsp Japanese Sake can substitute with dry sherry wine or Chinese cooking wine
  • 1 tbsp Sweetener your preferred sweetener
  • 2 tsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha
  • 1 tsp Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 1/8 tsp Xanthan Gum or thickener of choice

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for sautéed brussels sprout on the countertop.
  • Cut brussels sprout into halves and set aside.
    Ingredients for sautéed brussels sprout on the countertop.
  • Finely mince garlic and add into a mixing bowl along with soy sauce, chicken broth, Japanese sake, sweetener, red wine vinegar, sriracha and toasted sesame oil.
    Spicy garlic sauce in a mixing bowl.
  • In a small fry pan, add sauce mix on medium heat and bring to light boil. Once boiling, gently sprinkle in your thickener of choice and mix until thickened. Remove from heat and set aside.
    Spicy garlic sauce in a frying pan.
  • In a medium fry pan, add neutral oil and bring up to heat on medium. Once the oil is preheated, add in halved brussels sprout and cook for 2-3 minutes until brussels sprout are tender.
    Brussels sprouts being sauteed in a frying pan.
  • Add in sauce from step 4), stir until combined and remove from heat. Transfer to a serving plate and enjoy hot!
    Spicy garlic brussels sprouts served in on a white plate.

Nutrition

Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1250mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 332IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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2 Comments

  1. I looove brussel sprouts and loooove kung pao sauce, will definitely give this a try!

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