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Honey Garlic Chicken – Whole 30 Compliant

Craving a meal that’s sweet, savory, and satisfying? Look no further than this Paleo and Whole30-approved Honey Garlic Chicken. It’s bursting with flavor thanks to a simple sauce and colorful veggies, but keeps things clean and healthy, clocking in at just 16 Weight Watchers points for the entire dish!

Plate of Honey Garlic Chicken.

What you’ll love about this recipe:


  • Paleo & Whole30 Friendly: This dish adheres to both popular paleo and Whole30 guidelines, making it perfect for those following either eating style.
  • Simple & Quick: Ready in under 30 minutes, this recipe is ideal for busy weeknights or when you need a fast and flavorful meal.
  • Flavorful Fusion: The sweet honey glaze meets savory spices and veggies for a delicious flavor combination.
  • Customizable: Want more protein or veggies? Add them in without affecting the point value!

Gather Your Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips (about 1 pound)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, julienned
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 medium zucchini, spiralized or julienned
  • 1 medium yellow squash, spiralized or julienned
A pile of squash noodles.

Directions

Heat the coconut oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

Season the chicken strips with salt and pepper.

Seasoned chicken on a cutting board.

Add the chicken to the skillet along with the minced garlic and julienned red bell pepper. Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and slightly browned.

Chicken and bell peppers cooking in a nonstick skillet.

Meanwhile, whisk together the honey, dried basil, and dried thyme in a small bowl.

Once the chicken is cooked, pour the honey mixture into the skillet and toss to coat everything evenly. Simmer for 1-2 minutes, allowing the sauce to reduce slightly.

Add the spiralized or julienned zucchini and squash to the skillet. Reduce heat to medium and cook for another 3-5 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender-crisp.

Zucchini noodles, peppers, and chicken in a skillet.

Serve immediately, enjoying the flavors alone or alongside additional paleo-friendly sides like roasted sweet potatoes or cauliflower rice.

Tips & Tricks

  • If you prefer a thicker sauce, whisk in a teaspoon of arrowroot powder or tapioca starch with the honey mixture before adding it to the skillet.
  • Get creative with the veggies! Swap the zucchini and squash for broccoli florets, asparagus spears, or even chopped mushrooms.
  • If you prefer a spicier dish, you can add a pinch of red pepper flakes or a splash of hot sauce to the sauce.
  • Make it a one-pan meal by adding chopped broccoli or cauliflower florets along with the chicken in step 2.
  • Feeling extra generous? Double the recipe and share the love with a friend or loved one (each serving still comes in at just 8 Weight Watchers points!)

This Honey Garlic Chicken is a quick, delicious, and healthy option that’s perfect for busy weeknights. So grab your ingredients, fire up the stove, and enjoy a flavorful Paleo and Whole30-approved meal that’s sure to satisfy!

A fork with a bite of honey garlic chicken and veggie noodles.

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Honey Garlic Chicken

Indulge in the savory-sweet goodness of this Paleo Honey Garlic Chicken recipe! Packed with wholesome ingredients and bursting with flavor, it's perfect for those following a Paleo, Whole 30, or Weight Watchers plan. Plus, it's quick and easy to make, making it ideal for busy weeknights or lazy weekends.
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Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 360kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into strips
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 medium red bell pepper julienned
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • 1 medium zucchini sprialized or julienned
  • 1 medium squash sprialized or julienned

Instructions

  • Heat coconut oil in large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add chicken, garlic, and red bell pepper and saute until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  • Add honey, basil, thyme, zucchini and squash. Simmer for 3-5 minutes.

Notes

The entire dish is 16 points on Weight Watchers. You can add more chicken and/or veggies without increasing the point value. Share it with the one you love and it’s only 8 points!

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 1076mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 2314IU | Vitamin C: 113mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg
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