Feb
10

Lemon Honey Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry

This Lemon Honey Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry is full of sweet lemon flavor and comes together in just 30 minutes! Skip the not so healthy takeout and swap it out for this tastier and better for you version instead!

Lemon Honey Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry | This Lemon Honey Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry is full of sweet lemon flavor and comes together in just 30 minutes! Healthy and easy homemade takeout!Hi friends! Danae from Recipe Runner here today and I’m brought an easy and tasty weeknight dinner with me, Lemon Honey Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry. Yep, we’re making our own takeout and I probably don’t even have to tell you how much healthier it is than anything you can order at your favorite Asian restaurant.

Lemon Honey Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry | This Lemon Honey Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry is full of sweet lemon flavor and comes together in just 30 minutes! Healthy and easy homemade takeout!Now don’t get me wrong I absolutely love eating all that fried, crispy, sticky Chinese food as much as the next person, you won’t see me turn down an egg roll or fried wonton. But let’s be real, when you finish eating that takeout don’t you feel bloated and just want to lie on the couch for the rest of the night? Don’t even get me started about how many times I wake up in the middle of the night needing water because of all the salt!

Lemon Honey Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry | This Lemon Honey Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry is full of sweet lemon flavor and comes together in just 30 minutes! Healthy and easy homemade takeout! To avoid the bloated, coma inducing, water craving issues I’ve been making my own Chinese takeout. It’s easy to do, less expensive, a fraction of the calories and none of the unwanted side effects…oh and it’s super delicious too! I’ve been on a lemon kick lately so I decided to keep rolling with it and make this Lemon Honey Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry.

Lemon Honey Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry | This Lemon Honey Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry is full of sweet lemon flavor and comes together in just 30 minutes! Healthy and easy homemade takeout!Lemon honey chicken is one of my favorite things to order when we do go out for Chinese food, which is rare because the choices are seriously lacking in our area. I love the fresh lemon flavor with that sweet honey, so good! I mimicked that flavor in the stir-fry sauce and it was delish! The broccoli was a last minute decision, but the dish was lacking in color and needed a vegetable. Broccoli just happens to be one that my husband will eat. The sauce is thickened with a little cornstarch, but don’t expect it to be that ultra thick sticky coating like you find on your takeout. The Lemon Honey Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry comes together in about 30 minutes making it a great choice for a healthy weeknight dinner!

Lemon Honey Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry
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Ingredients

    Honey Lemon Chicken and Broccoli
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce (use Tamari to make the recipe gluten-free)
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped broccoli florets
  • Quinoa, brown or white rice for serving
  • Honey Lemon Chicken and Broccoli Sauce
  • 3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons honey, use 3 if you want it sweeter
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha (optional but I liked the bit of heat it added)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a medium sized bowl whisk together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, salt and pepper.
  2. Chop the chicken into bite sized pieces and add it to the marinade, tossing to coat.
  3. Cover and refrigerate the chicken in the marinade for at least 15 minutes or even a few hours.
  4. While the chicken is marinating prepare stir-fry sauce, whisking all the ingredients together.
  5. Preheat a large skillet or wok over high heat.
  6. When the skillet is hot add in a couple teaspoon of oil and then the chopped broccoli florets.
  7. Stir-fry the broccoli for about 2 minutes, until it is bright green, but still crisp.
  8. Remove the broccoli from the skillet onto a plate.
  9. Add another teaspoon or so of oil to the skillet then add in the chicken, leaving the liquid from the marinade in the bowl.
  10. Stir fry the chicken until it is cooked through, about 3 minutes, then add the broccoli back in.
  11. Pour the stir-fry sauce in with the chicken and broccoli and stir it around until it starts to thicken and coat everything, about 2-3 minutes.
  12. Remove the stir-fry from the heat and serve over quinoa or rice.
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Lemon Honey Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry | This Lemon Honey Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry is full of sweet lemon flavor and comes together in just 30 minutes! Healthy and easy homemade takeout!

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16 Comments

  1. Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

    Oh my gosh, Danae! I seriously can’t even stop drooling right now over this gorgeous stir-fry! I LOVE tons of lemon flavor in my dinners so this one is definitely up my alley! Love how healthy it looks too!

  2. Pippa

    Yum! This looks and sounds so delicious! I love that you only used broccoli – one of my pet peeves with stir fry’s is that there are so many ingredients, it confuses my taste buds. Sometimes simple is better.

  3. Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    Looks amazing, Danae! I love making my own take-out. Because food comas and bloat are a total bummer. Love all the lemon in here. I bet it keeps it nice and fresh tasting!

  4. Annie

    We LOVE Asian food! I can’t wait to try this!

  5. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    I love egg rolls and Chinese take out as much as the next girl, but I hate the grease and bloat that comes with it. This stir fry looks fabulous, Danae! LOVING the honey and lemon combo! This is a millions times better than take out, not to mention faster too! Cheers – to both you and Ashley!

  6. Denise @ Sweet Peas & Saffron

    This is so up my ally! I can’t believe I’ve never had lemon-honey chicken before…this looks SO delicious!!

  7. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes

    Hubby and I are eating healthy for the time being so I need to put this on the menu!! Looks great!

  8. Amber

    This sounds like a fantastic flavor combination! I’ll be trying this soon! Thanks so much for linking up with us at the Best of the Blogosphere!

  9. Frugal Hausfrau

    This looks so appealing and I think it would be perfect family fare, especially if there’s youngsters involved! Who doesn’t love broccoli!

    Thanks for sharing this with us on Throwback Thursday last week!

    Mollie

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