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This recipe for Honey Garlic Chicken is made with veggies, chicken, honey, and seasoning and is a delicious Whole 30 compliant meal.

honey garlic chicken recipe

I have a recipe for that I have had for years for a fabulous side dish called Honey-Garlic Angel Hair Pasta.  I could eat it by the bowlful.  Or perhaps POTFUL would be more accurate.  It is just that good.  

In an effort to start cleaning up my diet, I thought it would be great to take the base of the recipe and convert it to a healthy one-dish dinner.  

One that is Paleo and Whole 30 compliant.  Or better yet – just plain delicious for everyone.  This recipe is ideal for one person, but it could be doubled.

How To Make Honey Garlic Chicken

To make Honey Garlic Chicken, I use NatureRaised Farms® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Portions.  (Note:  the chicken needs to be thawed when making this dish.)

chicken breasts for honey garlic chicken
Then to keep things safe in the kitchen, I begin my prep by starting with the vegetables.  I “spiralize” one zucchini and one yellow squash and set them aside.   (Don’t have a spiralizer?  Cut the veggies into long, thin strips.)

spiralized squash
Then I cut the chicken it into 2″ strips that are about 1″ wide and season them with a little salt and pepper.

seasoned chicken breast meat

In a large nonstick skillet, I heat some coconut oil – about 2 tablespoons.  I add the seasoned chicken and 1 red bell pepper that has been cut into strips.   I saute them both with some minced garlic until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.  To ensure that the chicken is safe to eat, I “cut” it into smaller pieces using my spatula.  If it doesn’t “cut” easily or if there is any pink-ness to the meat, it needs to cook longer.

chicken and peppers

Next, I add the zucchini and squash, a half teaspoon of basil, a half teaspoon of thyme, and 2 tablespoons of honey into the skillet.

honey garlic chicken stir-fry

I let it simmer for 3-5 minutes and voilà – lunch (or dinner) is ready in a flash.

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Yield: 2

Honey Garlic Chicken

Honey Garlic Chicken

This recipe for Honey Garlic Chicken is made with veggies, chicken, honey and seasoning and is a delicious Whole 30 compliant meal.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 NatureRaised Farms® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Portions, 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

  1. Heat coconut oil in large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add chicken, garlic, and red bell pepper and saute until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  3. 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 Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1/2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 340Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 199mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 3gSugar: 24gProtein: 22g

Nutrition information is an approximation.

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*No artificial ingredients, minimally processed **Federal regulations prohibit the use of added hormones or steroids in chicken.


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Dewayne Bradshaw

Monday 23rd of January 2017

This looks so good. I am definitely going to make it!

CG Mann

Tuesday 17th of January 2017

Yum!!! I really like you made the recipe for one, which makes it so easy to double or triple! Great job.

@SensiblySara

Tuesday 5th of May 2015

That looks SO GOOD!! I bet even my kiddos would like it!

fashiongrailjasmine

Tuesday 5th of May 2015

Yummy! I've been looking for a new recipe to use on chicken cutlets and this is perfect! I love that you included tons of veggies

Ellen ThatChicMom

Tuesday 5th of May 2015

That looks sooooo good