Honey and chicken what a nice combination. In fact, using honey in recipes is a time honored tradition. That sweet jar of honey has earned a place in every homestead kitchen. Honey can be included in every part of the meal from appetizers to dessert. Try this Honey Chicken Stir Fry Recipe – it is sure to please your family.
Cooking With Honey – Chicken Stir Fry
Raw honey can be used in recipes for foods that are hot or cold. It can be measured in the same way as granulated sugar.
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Because honey is sweeter than sugar – you may find yourself using less of it. Honey does have calories though – we must keep that in mind.
- chicken breasts – boneless-skinless – cubed
- broccoli florets
- carrot slices
- soy sauce
- cloves garlic
- vegetable oil
- Salt & Pepper – Optional
Chicken: Boneless, skinless breasts cubed into 1″ cubes are suitable. You can also use tenders that are a uniform thickness and cut them into small pieces.
Honey: A jar of honey is one item that should always be on your pantry shelf. If you know how to properly store honey, you never have to worry about it going bad. Honey doesn’t spoil.
Broccoli: This recipe calls for florets and you can use fresh or frozen. I used both broccoli ad carrots to give the honey chicken stir fry dish some color and flavor without adding a lot of calories.
However, you can switch out these for other vegetables if you prefer – water chestnuts, cauliflower, green peppers to name a few.
Honey Chicken Stir Fry Recipe – Step by Step
Cut chicken and broccoli into small 1″pieces. Add to oil in wok or large skillet with carrot slices. Cook until tender then remove and set aside.
Cook chicken pieces in skillet until tender and no pink is visible inside. Add chopped garlic pieces to the chicken and cook for another minute or two. Add vegetables back to the pot with chicken.
Prepare sauce with soy sauce, honey, water and cornstarch. Pour over the chickens and vegetables and simmer until sauce thickens. Remove from heat, add your favorite side dish and enjoy.
I an a fiend for white rice which I know is not good for you – perhaps it’s a southern thing? But you can use other sides instead- consider brown wild rice for a hearty substitution.
Honey Chicken Stir Fry
- 1 Tablespoon Salt & Pepper – Optional
- 3 teaspoons cornstarch
- 5 Tablespoons Honey
- 1/3 cup Soy Sauce
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 lb chicken breasts – boneless-skinless – cubed
- 3 cloves garlic – chopped
- 3 cups broccoli florets
- 2 cups of carrot slices
- 3 Tablespoons of Vegetable Oil total
- Cut the chicken breasts into small pieces. Cubes or slices are fine but none should not be over 1" thick.
- Cut the broccoli florets into small bite sized pieces and the garlic cloves chop into small pieces.
- Heat 1 1/2 Tablespoons of oil in a wok or large skillet over medium heat. Add the carrots and broccoli, stirring occasionally – cook 8 minutes or until tender.
- Remove the vegetables from the skillet and set aside.
- Add chicken pieces to the skillet and dust with salt and pepper. Cook the chicken – turning to cook each side – until it is cooked with no pink in the middle. This took about 6 minutes for me.
- Add your chopped garlic to the chicken and stir well. Cook for another minute. Add your vegetables back to the skillet and stir.
- In another small bowl, combine the water (hot water is best), soy sauce and honey. Mix your cornstarch with just a bit of cold water and add it to the sauce mix.
- Pour your sauce mix over the chicken and vegetables and cook for an additional minute or 2 until the sauce begins to thicken.
Other Honey Recipe ideas
Now, once you have enjoyed this tasty meal. You will still have plenty of honey left over. What about some yummy dessert?
Don’t stop now. This is just the beginning. Need a break from chicken? How about – Honey Lime Shrimp Stir Fry? Or if you need a quick meal with the other white meat? – Honey Garlic Grilled Pork Chops.