Honey Soy Chicken and Rice is a great weeknight family dinner. Chicken cooked in a sweet and sticky sauce flavored with garlic and ginger is served with rice and broccoli for a complete meal in one bowl. Forget take-out – this is just as easy and far more delicious!
You guys, it’s June!! Someone please tell me where the last 5 months have gone?
I feel like we went from wrapping Christmas gifts straight to the last day of school in the blink of an eye.
And now it’s June and I’m bracing myself for a summer of “I’m bored” comments from my school loving, social butterfly of a 5-year-old.
We’re over here trying to find the balance between dance, karate, piano and just living our best summer lives.
Hopefully the weather decides to cooperate at some point considering it’s a whopping 52 degrees in Ohio today.
Since summers can be a little unstructured around here, I’m trying to stock the freezer and fridge with ingredients for recipes that are super easy to make and that we love.
Last week I was getting my meal plan organized and realized that even though I’ve been making this Honey Soy Chicken and Rice since I was pregnant with Elle, I’ve never shared it with you!
I’ve honestly made it countless times over the past 6 years and we never get tired of it. I typically serve my portion over caul-rice and Elle and Eric eat it over brown or white rice since they are both strongly against anything that has to do with cauliflower. Either way, it’s totally delicious and the leftovers are perfect for summer lunches on the fly!
HONEY SOY CHICKEN: AS EASY AS TAKEOUT!
I know that picking up the phone and ordering takeout is easy. But honestly? Making Honey Soy Chicken and Rice is just as easy.
Hear me out on this. Here’s how ordering takeout usually goes for us:
Spend 5-10 minutes trying to decide where to order from. Spend another 10 trying to agree on what to order. Wait at least 30 minutes, usually more, waiting for the food to be delivered. Realize we ordered way too much food. Eat too much and feel overly bloated from the excess sodium intake.
Sound familiar to anyone else?
This Honey Soy Chicken and Rice can be made in less than 30 minutes. You know exactly what is in it and I can promise you won’t feel like a bloated balloon after eating it.
I originally found this family favorite on allrecipes. I like to serve it with cooked broccoli to make it truly a full meal in one bowl, but feel free to try it with your favorite veggie instead!
I also recommend adjusting the hot sauce based on how spicy you like your food. If you don’t like a lot of spice or are making this for your kiddos, I’d use less hot sauce. If you really love to sweat? Add more!
WANT MORE HOMEMADE TAKEOUT RECIPES?
Given how ordering takeout tends to go, I’ve come up with a few different copycat versions of restaurant recipes to make at home.
Because you know what? Sometimes it’s nice to just stay home but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy some of your restaurant favorites.