Have you ever looked at the clock and thought, “Oh crap, I need to feed everyone again!”
I almost always have good intentions to follow our meal plan, but occasionally time slips by before I start prepping for dinner. The worst is when I forget to pull meat out of the freezer to defrost.
Other nights I am just plain tired. My head hurts, my back aches, and everyone is in the beginning stages of being hangry.
On those nights I don't want to cook. While dining out or having food delivered might seem like a good idea, it's usually not.
It's more expensive. It's not any quicker than cooking.
And the kids don't always eat it either (despite their excitement to eat elsewhere).
Sure, a break now and again is fine – heck, it's deserved! – but I try to keep a few quick and easy recipes in my back pocket. (Literally, because I pin food all the time and keep my phone in my back pocket.)
Every busy cook needs a few simple, yet mouthwatering meals that are ready in about 30 minutes.
You're going to LOVE how easy this is. Seriously. Are you ready?
Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe
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2 Pounds skinless chicken
½ Cup honey
⅓ Cup crushed garlic
1 Tbsp soy sauce
3 tsp ground black pepper
¼ Cup cornstarch
2 Cups broccoli (steamed, roasted, however you prefer!)
2 Cups cooked rice
Or substitute one of the above sides with our baked zucchini fries.
Add honey, crushed garlic, soy sauce, pepper, and cornstarch in a skillet. Stir for five minutes over medium-low heat.
Cut the chicken into bite sizes pieces and add to the skillet. (Did you know it's super easy to cut chicken with kitchen shears? I learned this recently and wanted to pass that tip along.)
Mix the chicken pieces in well with the honey and garlic mixture.
Simmer for 30 minutes.
Serve and enjoy with broccoli and rice!
If you happen to have leftovers, try the chicken in a wrap for lunch the next day.
Want to kick up it a notch and make it a little more spicy? Try substituting the black pepper for crushed red pepper.
Honey Garlic Chicken Printable Recipe
- 2 Pounds skinless chicken
- ½ Cup honey
- ⅓ Cup crushed garlic
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce
- 3 Tsp ground black pepper
- ¼ Cup cornstarch
- 2 Cups broccoli
- 2 Cups cooked rice
- In a skillet over medium-low heat add honey, crushed garlic, soy sauce, pepper and cornstarch, stir for 5 minutes.
- Cut the chicken into bite sizes pieces and add to the skillet.
- Mix well with the honey and garlic mixture.
- Simmer for 30 minutes.
- Divide into dishes, side with broccoli and rice.
- Serve and enjoy.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 744 Total Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 202mg Sodium: 452mg Carbohydrates: 75g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 36g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 71g
We hope you enjoy this Honey Garlic Chicken recipe and find it's a great dinner solution for busy weeknights!
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