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Honey-Garlic Chicken and Broccoli

Honey-Garlic Chicken and Broccoli

Honey and chicken, with hints of ginger and delicious, sweet honey… Ah, the mere thought of it brings dinner that much closer to lunch. Every once in a while we all need a little golden-rich syrup in our lives, to lift our spirits and satisfy that dessert craving (in dinner form), but is honey Paleo? We’ll leave that up to you to decide for yourselves, while we get onto the business of making this amazingly simple one-pot meal. We hope that you follow our lead and add this dish to your weekly meal plan.

Chicken is chicken, and we will always love it for that. Chicken tenders, chicken Kiev, chicken which is fried and chopped up, then added to a green salad with sunflower seeds, drenched with a lemony vinaigrette – they all go down well in our book. Find the best organic, free-range chicken breasts that you can, but don’t stop there. It is the “other” ingredients that provide the more memorable flavor combinations. In this case: the ginger, coconut aminos, honey and chili flakes really make a smashing collaboration. The only sure way to know if you like it, is to try it, the curious ones always do!

If you are short on time, feel free to serve this dish as is – it is truly a winner! Go for a bigger prize and serve it with cauliflower rice or grilled sweet potatoes, the praise around the dinner table will speak for itself.

Honey-Garlic Chicken and Broccoli Recipe

Serves: 4Prep: 25 minCook: 20 min
Notice

Protein: 38g / %

Carbs: 35g / %

Fat: 11g / %

Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, cubed
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 broccoli head, cut into florets
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp. fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/4 tsp. chili flakes
  • 1 tbsp. tapioca starch
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Chicken Preparation

Preparation

  1. In a bowl combine the garlic, ginger, coconut aminos, raw honey, chili flakes, and season to taste.
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Generously season the chicken to taste, and brown the chicken pieces in the skillet for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add the onion, bell pepper, and broccoli; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Pour in the chicken stock, toss everything and cook another 4 to 5 minutes.
  6. Add the coconut aminos mixture and stir everything again.
  7. In a small bowl combine the tapioca starch with an equal amount of water, pour over the chicken mixture while stirring.
  8. Stir until the sauce is thickened and serve immediately.