Skip the takeout and make this Healthy Hot Honey Chicken instead! It has the perfect balance of sweetness and heat and is LOADED with veggies! Easy to make with a hot, sweet, and savory stir-fry sauce. Perfect for lunch or dinner with rice or cauliflower rice.
Prep your chicken and vegetables. Mince garlic.Prepare the sauce. In a medium bowl, whisk together the hot sauce, chicken broth, honey, sesame oil, and soy sauce. In another small bowl mix the cornstarch with a tablespoon of cold water. Set aside.
Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the broccoli and cook for approximately 2-3 minutes, then add the bell pepper and spring onion and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from the pan.
Wipe the pan with a paper towel and turn the heat to high. Add one tablespoon of oil.Season the chicken pieces liberally with pinches of salt and white pepper and add them to the pan. Work in batches, only adding ½ - ⅓ of the chicken at a time if you are using a wok. For a big sautee pan, it will work in 2 batches. Cook the chicken for about 4-5 minutes until browned and barely cooked through. We will heat it up again so don’t overdo it. For beautifully browned bites, resist the urge to stir the chicken pieces too much in the pan. Remove from the pan.
Add another teaspoon of oil. Add garlic and fry for a few seconds, then add the veggies back to the pan and cook for 30 seconds, just to bring it all together. Give the sauce and the cornstarch a good stir. Pour the sauce mixture into the pan and cook for 30 seconds. Pour in the cornstarch slurry and bring everything to a boil. Add in the chicken and gathered juices. Cook on high for at least one more minute or until sauce has thickened. Heat it up well - cornstarch needs to be brought up to 90C to thicken and lose the starchiness.
Serve immediately over a bed of rice, cauliflower rice, or quinoa. Top with sesame seeds and enjoy!
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