Honey Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon cold water
- 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 package (16 ounces) frozen broccoli stir-fry vegetable blend
- Hot cooked rice
- 1. Mix cornstarch and water until smooth. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat; stir-fry chicken and garlic 1 minute. Stir in honey, soy sauce, salt and pepper; cook until chicken is no longer pink, 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from pan.
- 2. In same pan, stir-fry vegetable blend in remaining oil just until tender, 4-5 minutes. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to pan, along with chicken. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 1 minute. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
1 cup (calculated without rice): 249 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 455mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 3g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1/2 starch.
Reviews for Honey Chicken Stir-Fry
""You CAN teach an old cook new tricks" ...I have been making my own version of chicken Stir-Fry for many years that my family has always loved....BUT...last night I used this Honey chicken Stir-Fry recipe with fresh (not frozen) veggies. My husband said that the chicken was the BEST he has EVER had!!!I added a hand full of sliced almonds with the chicken. The way the honey (I only had 2 Tablespoons) and soy sauce caramelized the chicken and almonds was delicious !!!The veggies I usually use are scallions, napa cabbage, bean sprouts, sugar snap peas and broccoli or any combination.This can be served over white rice, brown rice, barley, quinoa OR with no carbs like I enjoy!!!I usually top each serving with some fresh scallions (the green part of a green onion) and a few sliced almonds.This is a very healthy and impressive meal for company or your family!!!!"
"Super easy recipe. Using instant rice, dinner can be on the table in 15 minutes. A little too mild. It does need more soy sauce. Next time, think I'll try adding some ginger, and maybe some pineapple. Definitely a keeper."
"The honey absorbed the soy sauce flavor and came off tasting bland to me. Won't make again"
"We all loved this!"
"Great quick meal - great taste - even better as a left over"
"This tasted good and went together quickly. I did double the sauce and next time, I will probably add some red pepper flakes because I would like it to have a bit of a kick."
"Loved this recipe! Sweet and tasty(: it's also quick to make which I love when making dinners"
"My family loved it!! Be sure to double or in my case triple the sauce recipe."
"I had no low sodium soya sauce so only used 1 tbsp regular soya sauce and no salt. I used fresh veggies, added 1/4 tsp of dried red hot pepper flakes.I will double the sauce next time."
"I did double the sauce and used fresh veggies on hand as previously suggested."
"Yummy and so easy to make!"
"5 stars... but double the sauce."
"Definitely need to at least double the sauce. The family enjoyed it."
"Very Good! I did add a little more honey, soy, and garlic like previous posters had said, used frozen veggies to see how the original recipe should be. My picky daughter was leary but after tasting was very surprised she really liked it! Will definately make again!"
"OMG this is sooooo good!! this is my second time making it and it never fails to impress, Ive doubled the sauce per other reviewers. Instead of using water I used the extra sauce with the cornstarch, when I make this recipe again and again, I will defintely use fresh veggies."
"This was a great stir-fry recipe -- cooking the chicken in with the garlic, soy sauce and honey before removing made it much more flavorful than my other stir-fry recipes. I also used fresh rather than frozen veggies(sliced carrots, celery, and broccoli), which I steamed lightly in a separate pan while cooking the chicken, then stir-fried in the chicken pan as directed. Definitely a keeper."
"This is my husband and I's favorite stir-fry recipe!"
"Delicious!! I used fresh veggies (onion, garlic, celery, green beans, carrots) and added ginger.. Also did double sauce (garlic,soy,honey). I ended up running out of soy sauce when I doubled, but I used a little Worchestershire sauce to finish it, and it was still very good"
"This is one of our weeknight go-to recipes. It is fast and super yummy!"
"Nice, quick, standard weeknight fare. Fresh vegetables are always much better in stir-fry than the frozen bagged mixes. Try any combination of broccoli, red pepper, snap or snow peas, julienned carrots, celery or shelled edamame."
"This was delicious. I doubled the sauce, used fresh produce, and left out the cornstarch and water, and everyone, including my three picky children, loved it."
"Double the garlic, soy and honey and it is fantastic!!!"
"Absolutely love this recipe!! Have made it several times and can't get enough of it. So easy! Because I haven't done much freezer cooking, could you freeze the chicken & veggies mixture (after it's all cooked up) to pull out and heat up for another day?"
"Just made it tonight and IT WAS JAW DROPPING, MOUTH WATERING, SO JUICY, SWEET, OMG WORDS CAN NOT DESCRIBE THE YUMMY-NESS!MY new favorite meal!Im 15 years old and my grandma doesnt really allow me to cook, but tonight she let me and it was sooo easy to cook. Not messy or to many ingredients. Fast and simple.GREAT GREAT GREAT !(DOUBLE SAUCE!!!)"
"In the recipe, I just added some cauliflower, carrots, and peppers to it and it was complete! My entire family loved the meal :)"
"I love this recipe! I had cooked chicken to use up so I sauteed the vegetables in olive oil, added the chicken and then poured the sauce over everything. It worked great! Personally I would use equal parts of honey and soy sauce because I think it is plenty sweet. I also cut up fresh vegetables to use instead of frozen. Delicious!"
"Excellent recipe, I wish I had read the reviews before I made it then I could have doubled the sauce. A keeper. :)"
"I make this recipe probably twice a month! It's EXCELLENT. I've made a few changes to it though -- As others have stated, I double the garlic, honey & soy sauce. I also like to add 2 TBS of sesame seeds & 1 TSP of sesame seed oil to the chicken when I'm sauteing it. I prefer to use fresh veggies (bell peppers, onions, broccoli, snap peas & mushrooms). It takes like 7-8 minutes to stir fry them over frozen. I've used frozen before too and they're just as good! Seriously -- you won't be disappointed with this!!"
"Fast. Fabulous. Filling. Thank you!"
"This is an excellent stir-fry dish and super easy! The honey in it is delicious!!!!"
"quick, easy, delicious - we have made this several times and will continue to make it! It's a keeper!"
"This is delicious! We doubled the sauce as recommended by other reviewers and found it to be very tasty. We plan on adding some cashews the next time."
"This is one of our favorites. Even my daughter who is very fussy loves this meal!"
"very easy and quick to make especially being a mom of a newborn and 6 year old..my very picky significant other even loved this dish"
"very good,I doubled the sauce ,YUM!"
"What an EASY stir-fry recipe that is just as tasty (if not more) than something from a restaurant. This was a huge hit in our house!"
"We are currently in Japan and didn't have the vegetables on hand that were listed, nor did we have the cornstarch. We did not add the cornstarch and water and used our own assortment of fresh produce and it was still very tasty!"
"this is so easy to make and very yummy!!!!"
"I am not a big fan of stir-fry, but this is the best stir-fry recipe I have ever made. My husband and I both love this recipe. Very healthy and yummy!!!"
"I have made this recipe several times and am always happy with it!"
"Excellent. I tried this today and everyone loves it. This recipe is a definite keeper!!!"
"My husband loves this."
"SO YUMMY!!! the best stir fry recipe ive come accross for sure."
"i totally love this recipes and it is a keeper i make this recipes like once a week or so"
"My whole family loved this recipe. I like more sauce than it calls for so I doubled the honey and soy sauce and substituted the rice with spaghetti noodles and it was a hit!"
"I was looking to find healthier recipes to have for dinner and came across this one and loved it! We had it with brown rice too. It will be added to my regular recipes!"
Full-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.