This Honey Garlic Chicken is a one skillet kind of meal! Five ingredients in the sauce, plus cauliflower rice as a side makes this a healthy dinner or make-ahead lunch.
True story: this honey garlic chicken has become a regular in our household. I’ve probably made it four times in the past month soooooo…. sorry I’m definitely NOT sorry. It’s easy and Miguel craves it WITH the cauliflower rice I might add, which is an easy way to fit in a vegetable.
Speaking of cauliflower rice, why has it taken me so long to try it?! I knew what it was, but I’d never made it. If you’re like me, let me tell you: cauliflower rice is just cauliflower that’s been crushed in the food processor to form “rice”—THAT’S ALL IT IS. Talk about a sneaky/tricky/genius way to get a vegetable hater to eat their vegetables, especially if it’s paired with this chicken. MMMMmmmmMMMMMM.
How’s everyone’s week going so far? I’ve been trying this new thing where I go to bed around 10 and wake up around 5 because I’ve learned that I’m MUCH more productive in the mornings than in the evenings. Plus, if I sleep in until 7, that’s when Miguel wakes up and he immediately turns on the TV and the TV is in the same room as my work space and it’s pretty distracting. Yeah, I’m blaming him for my lack of productivity.. I’ve actually learned that even if I care zero percent about what’s on the TV, it still distracts me. …. which I guess is why I can easily be suckered into watching pretty much any TV show.
Nonetheless, it’s going pretty well. I’ve been needing a second cup of coffee and if I decide to stay out late on Saturday night it kind of ruins my early morning Monday plans, but all and all I enjoy this sleep schedule better and hope to keep it up.
Now let’s talk about this chicken. Aside from the cauliflower rice, the chicken is a one pan kinda dish. You cook the chicken, add the sauce and let it simmer, so the whole thing is ready in under 30 minutes! That’s what I’m talking about. The sauce is thick and sticky in the best possible way, but whatever you do, do NOT add more than 1 tablespoon of flour. I did it once because I was being impatient waiting for the sauce to thicken, and the flour caused the chicken to absorb some of the sauce—not good! The sauce is simply garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, and flour. Simple ingredients that you hopefully already have on hand!
As for the rice, I didn’t even add anything to it… I just blended the cauliflower in the food processor, poured it into a bowl and placed the chicken on top so it got covered in the sauce, which automatically adds flavor to the rice.
Sooo yeah.. say hello to this honey garlic chicken, aka your new favorite dinner or make-ahead lunch!
Oh! One final note completely unrelated to this post: the iHerb.com giveaway ended yesterday and Michelle P and Tamra P were the winners chosen at random. Thanks to all who entered!
- ½ head of cauliflower
- 2 chicken breasts
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 tbsp soy sauce*
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 4 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp flour
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Break cauliflower up into bite-size pieces; place in a saucepan on the stovetop and cook until soft.
- Cut up chicken into bite-size pieces and place in skillet with olive oil, cooking on medium-high heat and stirring occasionally so chicken cooks thoroughly.
- While chicken is cooking, mince garlic and set aside.
- Once chicken is cooked, add garlic to the skillet and stir, flavoring the chicken.
- Once garlic starts turning golden in color, pour the soy sauce, sesame oil and honey overtop of the chicken, stirring to evenly coat the chicken.
- Add flour to thicken up the sauce and simmer chicken on low for 3-5 minutes, ideally placing a lid overtop of skillet.
- By now, the cauliflower should be done, so drain cauliflower and place it in a food processor; pulse for 5-10 seconds, until it resembles "rice" in size. Pour cauliflower rice into a bowl.
- Once chicken has absorbed most of the sauce, pour it overtop of rice; drizzling any additional sauce from the skillet overtop.
- Sprinkle with sesame seeds and enjoy!
Q: Have you tried cauliflower rice? Favorite TV show as of late?