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Honey-Garlic Chicken and Broccoli Recipe

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?

Honey-Garlic Chicken and Broccoli in a blue bowl.

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: 4 Prep: 25 min Cook: 20 min

Ingredients

Honey-Garlic Chicken and Broccoli preparation.

Preparation

  1. In a bowl, combine the garlic, ginger, coconut aminos, raw honey, and 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 for 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, and pour over the chicken mixture while stirring.
  8. Stir until the sauce is thickened, and serve immediately.
Honey-Garlic Chicken and Broccoli in a blue bowl.
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Honey-Garlic Chicken and Broccoli Recipe

This is better than any honey BBQ sauce – it is a complete meal of moist chicken breasts with fresh broccoli, simmered in a honey/garlic/ginger/coconut amino sauce… need we say more?
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli, chicken, garlic, honey, paleo, recipe
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 430kcal
Cost 10

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

Instructions

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

Nutrition

Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 525mg | Potassium: 950mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 1995IU | Vitamin C: 177mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 3mg