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Honey Chicken Stir Fry

Charlotte Anderson @ Carolina Honeybees, LLC
A quick healthy dish for dinner. Combine honey with chicken, broccoli and carrots to create this easy stir fry. A garlic and honey sauce brings all the flavors together.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 246 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon Salt & Pepper - Optional
  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 5 tablespoons Honey
  • 1/3 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 pound chicken breasts - boneless-skinless - cubed
  • 3 cloves garlic - chopped
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups carrot slices
  • 3 tablespoons Vegetable Oil total


  • Cut the chicken breasts into small 1 inch 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-high 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.


I used pre-slice scalloped carrots. This will result in them being crunchy as they cook slower than the broccoli. If you want soft carrots, either cook them alone for 3 minutes before adding broccoli or slice your own carrots very thin.
This is not a sweet sauce. If you want a sweeter recipe, use more honey and less soy sauce.
I used regular vegetable oil but sesame oil is another option that adds flavor.
This recipe only uses a small amount of garlic.  If you enjoy the flavor - double the amount for a truly Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry


Serving: 1gCalories: 246kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 19gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 2017mgPotassium: 603mgFiber: 3gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 7434IUVitamin C: 45mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chicken, chicken stir fry, stir fry
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