Garlic Honey Chicken

This chicken is very moist, delicious, and easy to prepare. I combined the chicken with a fresh garden salad for the rest of my carbohydrates for my meal.

*Not happy when you see the carbohydrate Nutrition Fact? Want to lower it and still get all the flavor? Skip prep step #6 below. You have then reduced the carbohydrates by more than half by eliminating the drizzle which contains honey and cornstarch.

Makes 4 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: ~30 minutes

Ingredients for garlic honey chicken

  • 4 small chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
  • ⅓ cup of honey (if hardened, heat on the stove to liquify)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice, concentrate
  • 2 tsp jarred garlic
  • 1 tbsp cold water
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch

Preparation for garlic honey chicken

  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Prepare the marinade: combining 1/2 the honey, 1/2 the lemon juice, 1/2 the soy sauce, and 1/2 the garlic.
  3. Place chicken in the marinade, coating well. Cover. Allow the chicken to marinate for 10 minutes.
  4. Place chicken on parchment paper. Discard remaining marinade. Bake until it reaches an internal temperature of 165F.
  5. In a small pot combine the remaining honey, lemon juice, soy sauce, and garlic. Heat to a boil.
  6. *Combine cornstarch and water. Add to the boiling mixture. Stir until mixture thickens, about 3-4 minutes.
  7. Remove chicken to a serving platter. Drizzle mixture over chicken.

Optional: Serve with brown rice, quinoa, or a fresh garden salad.

Note: Nutrition facts are for the chicken alone. Does not include brown rice, quinoa or garden salad.

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 271
  • carbohydrate: 26g
  • cholesterol: 103mg
  • fat: 4g
  • fiber: 0.3g
  • potassium: 547mg
  • protein: 33g
  • saturated fat: 0.8g
  • sodium: 681mg

Disclaimer: Type2Diabetes.com cannot guarantee a recipe that has been scaled to make a different number of servings from the original.


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