Honey Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe
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Honey Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe

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I'm a new mom, and my schedule is very dependent upon our young son, so I like meals that can be ready in as little time as possible. This all-in-one stir-fry with a hint of sweetness from honey is a big time-saver. —Caroline Sperry, Allentown, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 cup stir-fry: 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.


  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. Add honey, soy sauce, salt and pepper; cook and stir until chicken is no longer pink, 2-3 minutes. Remove from pan.
  2. In same pan, stir-fry vegetable blend in remaining oil just until tender, 4-5 minutes. Return chicken to pan. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to pan; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until thickened, about 1 minute. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Honey Chicken Stir-Fry in Quick Cooking September/October 2003, p14

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Julie Anne User ID: 4359794 263693
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2017

""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!!!!"

martylb User ID: 1456305 255440
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2016

"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."

britni81 User ID: 8334991 224780
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2015

"This is a family favorite! My picky 7 year old loves it, my 15 month old does too, & my husband wants me to make it every week. The honey gives it a nice sweet flavor. I double the sauce & make angel hair pasta and mixed it all together, DELICIOUS!!! Super quick to make too."

jeanemed User ID: 1512060 216325
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2014

"The honey absorbed the soy sauce flavor and came off tasting bland to me. Won't make again"

ambcolgwe User ID: 3448349 215230
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014

"We all loved this!"

cookingkid User ID: 3418185 214010
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2014

"Great quick meal - great taste - even better as a left over"

acooley User ID: 245858 131742
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014

"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."

itsheather_ User ID: 7542987 55213
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

"Loved this recipe! Sweet and tasty(: it's also quick to make which I love when making dinners"

knauer2 User ID: 5394776 65239
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2013


Karamelpisces User ID: 3645479 56185
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2013

"My family loved it!! Be sure to double or in my case triple the sauce recipe."

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