Honey Chicken (and a Magnum bar)

According to Pinterest, I have 319 “pins” on my Cooking board, 20 pins on The Sweet Stuff board, 40 pins on Vegetarian….blah blah blah.

In reality, THIS is what I actually make off of Pinterest on a regular basis, with a few healthier adjustments.  It is oh so good and I promise we eat more than rice or soup! It’s just been a crazy couple of weeks and I needed something quick.

Honey Chicken and Fried Rice

for the chicken:

1 lb chicken breasts or tenders, diced into 1-inch pieces

1/8 cup ketchup

1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce (sometimes I use a little less)

1/2 cup honey (we use the raw honey)

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder

cornstarch

Preheat oven to 350.  You can also do this in the crock pot on low for 3 hours but really, if I’m going to use the crockpot it’s an all-day kinda thing! Mix everything but the cornstarch.  Put the chicken in an 8×8 pan or a small pyrex pan, sprinkle with a couple tablespoons of cornstarch and stir.   Pour the sauce over the chicken. Bake for 35-45 minutes until no longer pink, stirring halfway through.  Serve over the rice. The sauce will be a little thin but we like to spoon it over the rice! You can adjust the onion, garlic, and pepper flakes to your tastes.

for the rice:

2-3 cups cooked fluffy white or brown rice (we use the whole grain, slow cook so it’s a little sticky but healthier)

1 cup steamed peas

1 cup steamed broccoli

2 eggs

low-sodium soy sauce (or honey sauce from the chicken)

Heat the rice in a skillet or wok if it’s not freshly cooked (supposedly leftover rice works better but I just make mine while the chicken cooks.) Make a hole in the center of the rice and whisk the 2 eggs and pour in the center, scrambling until cooked.  Stir in the veggies and mix with the rice and the eggs.  Add pepper and soy to taste.  (Sometimes I add a little sautéed onion and garlic too before starting with the rice and the eggs.)

Then we had another magnum bar.  Baby steps people.  Baby steps. ~s

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3 thoughts on “Honey Chicken (and a Magnum bar)

  1. Oh! I think you may have done it! #1 Easy. #2. Budget friendly. #3. The kids MAY actually eat it! I might have to actually give that one a try! (What do you think I have to do to get on that reverse-robber, ice cream list?). Were we supposed to have dinner this week?

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  2. Thanks for cooking the honey chicken for us! It was great. And for having a daughter that does my hair and a husband that gives me an excuse to buy Magnum bars!

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