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Tender chunks of seasoned chicken breast glazed with a thick honey lemon ginger sauce.  Sweet, sour, tangy, perfectly moist and juicy, Honey Lemon Ginger Glazed Chicken is a dish that’s sure to get everyone to the dinner table.

I’ve been preparing a lot of chicken dishes lately, and it’s because it’s an easy dinner for me to prepare after work.  Since John.e and McKenna are vegetarians, I often prepare dinners for the both of them and forget about my own dinner preferences.  Since chicken is so easy to prepare, it has become almost a weeknight regular feature.

For them, it’s usually some variety of brown rice, steamed broccoli, an easy pasta, or a vegetarian casserole.  Oftentimes, I’ll make sandwiches or grilled cheese.  Very seldom do I make salads, because to be perfectly honest, I have no desire to wash and cut seven or eight different vegetables after a long day at work.  

I try to stay away from the rice and the pasta, so usually, I end up with chicken or tuna.  Even though I love a good tuna salad, I’d much prefer a sauce-covered chicken much like this Honey Lemon Ginger Glazed Chicken.  

And, if you’re cooking dinner after on a weeknight, you want a dinner that’s fast and easy to clean up after too, not only delicious and satisfying.  This dish is all of those things.  Using only a skillet and a small mixing bowl, you can create this wonderfully tasty chicken dish that’s a perfect main to a simple side salad or some steamed veggies.  Maybe even some of that brown rice that I cooked for John.e and McKenna!

I want to take just a moment before you get to the recipe to point something out.  You’ll notice that the chicken is very light in colour.  I cooked the chicken in a large skillet – to avoid overcrowding the pan – and just cooked it carefully on all sides.  I purposely did not brown the chicken.  If you’d prefer to brown your chicken, you can certainly do that before you move on to the sauce portion of the recipe.

I’m from the school of thought that believes that overcooked chicken breast is dry and inedible.  So, for me personally, I will gladly forego the deep, brown, caramelized colour in exchange for moist flavourful chicken.  It’s you choice, Dear Reader; here’s the recipe:

Honey Lemon Ginger Glazed Chicken
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
348 calories
52 g
73 g
4 g
28 g
1 g
171 g
333 g
47 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
171g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 348
Calories from Fat 38
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
7%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 73mg
24%
Sodium 333mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates 52g
17%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 47g
Protein 28g
Vitamin A
2%
Vitamin C
11%
Calcium
5%
Iron
10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes
  2. 5 cloves garlic, minced
  3. 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  4. 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  5. 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  6. 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  7. 1 tablespoon vinegar
  8. 1 tablespoon corn starch
  9. 2/3 cup honey
  10. Salt
  11. Pepper
  12. Olive oil
  13. Fresh chopped parsley and sesame seeds for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, over medium heat, add a little olive oil and saute the chicken until cooked through. Should take about 10 minutes total. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. While the chicken is cooking, whisk together all other ingredients until well combined.
  3. Remove the cooked chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  4. Pour the sauce mixture into the skillet and stir until thickened.
  5. Add the chicken back to the skillet and stir to combine and coat with the sauce.
  6. Garnish with fresh parsley and sesame seeds; serve.
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calories
348
fat
4g
protein
28g
carbs
52g
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