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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Delicious honey garlic chicken served with a side of broccoli and rice.
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.
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. We hope you enjoy this Honey Garlic Chicken recipe and find it's a great dinner solution for busy weeknights!
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Darcy lives outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband, their 8 year old daughter, 6 year old son, two cats, and a rescue dog. She loves to share kids crafts, simple recipes, and parenting tips to help other moms. She's passionate about education (which is why she is a PTO board member and Box Tops Coordinator) and all things babies. Darcy loves purple, geek culture, and making an ordinary life feel extraordinary. She and her family enjoy exploring Wisconsin and planning local adventures. Author of Breastfeeding 101: Beauty in Breastfeeding, available on Amazon. Her writing has also been featured on Babble, CafeMom, and Mom.me.