Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies

I love to cook, I began learning in high school and it has always been something I enjoy doing. When I began cooking I would follow a recipe exactly, measuring precisely the whole way through. Then, as I had made more and more dishes I learned to eyeball and to even make up some of my own masterpieces!

I’ve had some total flops in my experimenting and I have had some real winners. Recently I concocted a real winner and I wanted to document it and share it with all of you!


| What You Need |

1 pound chicken breast – seasoned, grilled and cubed (salt and pepper is fine, or any other seasoning you like)

1 large sweet potato cubed

1 head of broccoli chopped

Honey Garlic Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 1/2 tablespoon corn starch


| What You Do |

Steam broccoli and sweet potatoes until tender – set aside | To steam, I place veggies in a microwave safe dish, add 1/4 cup water, cover with saran wrap and microwave for 3.5 minutes. 

To make the honey garlic sauce | 

In a medium sauce pan combine all of the ingredients except the hot water and corn starch and bring to a gentle boil.

Reduce the heat and let simmer for 5 minutes. Stir often to prevent sticking to the pot.

After 5 minutes, in a separate bowl, combine the hot water and corn starch to make a slurry (learned that word from Pioneer Woman!). Once well combined, add to the other ingredients. Stir well.

Give it a couple minutes to thicken. Repeat if it’s still not thick enough for you.


Now, add the chicken to the veggies and pour the sauce over the mixture. I do not like things drenched in sauce so I spooned a small amount over the chicken and veggies and refrigerated the rest.

This recipe made enough for 4 big servings.




3 thoughts on “Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies

  1. Deborah Raney says:

    It looks DELICIOUS, but you know Dad would never go for it. 😦 I think he’d like the sauce though. I may have to make that for chicken. Or maybe he can eat the chicken and I’ll eat the really good part…broccoli!


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