Lemon Honey Chicken

A healthy, easy, (and totally delicious) dinner thats on the table in 20 minutes flat? Sounds like the perfect summer meal to me!

This Lemon Honey Chicken is a simple dish to prepare but packs a ton of flavor into each bite. The best part is that from prep, to cook, to serve, this dinner takes no time at all. A few simple ingredients and a couple of minutes in the kitchen are all you need! So now, even on the busiest of nights you have no excuse not to cook a homemade dinner 😉

Lemon Honey Chicken- on the table in 20 minutes! Tender chicken simmered in a sweet and tangy sauce. Healthy and delicious! #glutenfree #chicken | Blue Crab Martini

 

This recipe is also part of the Monthly Ingredient Challenge! Meaghan from Cook. Craft. Love chose lemons as our featured ingredient for this month and I pondered long and hard on what I should make. Why? Not because I dont like lemons quite the opposite actually, I LOVE lemons! Ive shared tons of lemon recipes on this blog and I wanted do something different.

 

Lemon Honey Chicken- on the table in 20 minutes! Tender chicken simmered in a sweet and tangy sauce. Healthy and delicious! #glutenfree #chicken | Blue Crab Martini

 

With the temperatures rising and our schedules becoming increasingly busy, I have little desire to spend hours in a hot kitchen making dinner. Fast, fresh meals that require little effort are my go-to staples during the summer months. This Lemon Honey Chicken, cooked and on the table in 20 minutes, certainly meets my no-fuss dinner requirements!

 

Lemon Honey Chicken- on the table in 20 minutes! Tender chicken simmered in a sweet and tangy sauce. Healthy and delicious! #glutenfree #chicken | Blue Crab Martini

 

Although the tender chicken is quite tasty, the real star of this dish is the sweet and tangy Lemon Honey Sauce. Its full of zesty lemon with a hint of sweet honey to balance the flavors. With only a few simple ingredients you can prepare a meal thats fresh and perfectly fit for summer!

Be sure to check out the other delicious lemon dishes my fellow Monthly Ingredient Bloggers created! Im glad I have a stockpile of lemons on hand, because these ladies made some incredibly tasty things this month!

Lemon Honey Chicken
 
Ingredients
For the Chicken:
  • 1 lbs chicken, cut into small pieces
  • 1 TBS rice wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 1 TBS soy sauce (GF)
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
For the Lemon Honey Sauce:
  • Juice and zest of 2 lemons
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 TBS cornstarch (more if needed)
  • 4 TBS honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Optional Garnish & Serving Suggestions:
  • Fresh basil
  • Sesame seeds
  • Serve with rice or quinoa

Method
For the Chicken:
  1. Combine the rice wine vinegar, garlic, olive oil, soy sauce, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Whisk to mix and then add the chicken. Let marinate for 5 minutes.
  2. Pour the chicken and marinade into a non-stick pan and saute over medium heat. Stir and simmer until the chicken is fully cooked. While the chicken is cooking, make the Lemon Honey Sauce.
To Make the Lemon Honey Sauce:
  1. Whisk all of the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. Once the chicken has fully cooked, pour the sauce mixture into the pan with the chicken. Simmer and stir for 2-3 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened slightly.
  3. Serve over rice with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and a garnish of basil. Enjoy!