Thursday, October 27, 2022

Honey Garlic Chicken and Rice

 Hey, friends! This is a recipe that 've made weekly for the past three weeks.  It's super simple, flavorful and everyone in my family gobbles it up.  

I haven't had a chance to actually photograph it well but LOOK HOW YUMMY IT IS!!!

What You'll Need...
- Boneless, skinless chicken thighs (my package was 8 thighs and about 3 lbs)
- 2 tablespoons corhstarch (plus a little more)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 8 cloves minced garlic (I know it sounds like a lot!)
- 2/3 cup honey
- 2/3 cup chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce

What You'll Do...

1) Combine the cornstarch, salt and pepper in a large bowl.  Toss the trimmed chicken thighs in the mixture until coated.

2) Heat up about 2 tablespoons or so of vegetable oil in a large pan.  Add the thighs and cook on one side about 4-5 minutes and then turn over and cook for another 2 minutes.  While the chicken is cooking combine the honey, chicken broth, cider vinegar, soy sauce and sugar and stir.  

3) Add the butter to the pan and give it time to melt.  Then add the garlic and stir it all together.  Turn the heat down to medium and cook for a minute or two.

4) Add the sauce to the pan and bring it to a boil.  Reduce the heat and let it simmer for a few minutes.  We prefer the sauce on the thicker side so I make a cornstarch slurry (a tablespoon or so of cornstarch with a tablespoon or so of cold water) and pour it slowly into the simmering sauce to thicken.

Step 5) slice the chicken and serve over cooked rice with additional sauce and green onion.

My favorite rice is the organic brown rice you can find in the frozen section at Trader Joe's.  The sauce is SO SO SO GOOD and the chicken turns out tender and perfect every time. 

If you make this I'd love to hear what you think!

HAPPY Thursday, friends!!!


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