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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!

Healthy Honey Lemon Chicken

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!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Lemon Chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 626 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-2 inch chunks
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Honey Lemon Glaze:

  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • cup honey or more
  • 2 tablespoon lite soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon ginger grated
  • 10 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Garnish:

  • 1 green onion thinly sliced
  • ½ teaspoon sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. In the meantime, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  3. 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:

  1. 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.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened, stirring from time to time, about 4-5 minutes.
  3. 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.
  4. Serve chicken over brown rice, drizzle with a little more honey lemon glaze. If desired, garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onion.
  5. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you want the recipe to taste sweeter, you can add an extra 1/4 cup of honey.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Honey Lemon Chicken
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 626 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 683mg 28%
Potassium 787mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 113g 38%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 34g
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 5.9%
Vitamin C 90.2%
Calcium 5.1%
Iron 14.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.