Healthy Honey Lemon Chicken is one of the fastest, most delicious and flavorful dinners you can make in 30 minutes! Not fried and with no processed sugar!
2skinless chicken breastscut into 1-2 inch chunks
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepperto taste
Honey Lemon Glaze:
2tablespoonlite soy sauce
1tablespoonapple cider vinegar
1green onionthinly sliced
In a medium saucepan add rice and to 2 1/2 cups of boiling water, cook rice according to package instructions; set aside when ready.
In the meantime, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
Season chicken with salt and pepper add it to the skillet, cook until golden, stirring and tossing occasionally, about 4-5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and set aside.
Honey Lemon Glaze:
Add chicken broth, orange juice, lemon juice, lemon zest, honey, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, garlic and cornstarch to a medium sauce pan over medium heat, stir to combine. When adding the cornstarch is best to make a slurry to avoid clumps. Mix it with the orange juice in a small bowl and after that add it to the sauce pan.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened, stirring from time to time, about 4-5 minutes.
Once the sauce has thickened, pour it over the chicken. Cook on medium low heat for 1-2 minutes, stirring and gently tossing to combine. Remove from heat and set aside until ready to serve.
Serve chicken over brown rice, drizzle with a little more honey lemon glaze. If desired, garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onion.
If you want the recipe to taste sweeter, you can add an extra 1/4 cup of honey.
Healthy Honey Lemon Chicken
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 626Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Total Carbohydrates 113g38%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.