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Honey Soy Chicken and Rice

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!

Two plates of honey soy chicken served with rice and broccoli

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.

From Chicken Picatta and Instant Pot Pulled Pork to my favorite recipe for Baked Ziti, we’re pretty stocked in the grocery department.

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 on a serving platter next to serving dishes of cooked broccoli and rice

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:

Ingredients for honey soy chicken in a bowl with a whisk

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.

Sauce for honey soy chicken in a bowl with a whisk

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!

Honey Soy Chicken plated with broccoli on top of rice.

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.

If you like this Honey Soy Chicken and Rice, you might enjoy homemade broccoli beef, brown garlic stir-fry sauce, easy sesame chicken or teriyaki chicken and broccoli.

Three heads of broccoli on a white background

Of course, we don’t just love making Asian takeout recipes at home. We also love making homemade Zuppa Toscana, Jo Jo potato wedges, and Chipotle barbacoa.

Overhead view of honey soy chicken and broccoli plated with rice

And don’t forget dessert and drinks! We’re a little bit obsessed with Stoli Doli (at least, the adults are!) and J. Alexander’s carrot cake.

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.

Serving platter of honey soy chicken next to a platter of cooked broccoli

Honey Soy Chicken plated with broccoli on top of rice.

Honey Soy Chicken and Rice

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Honey Soy Chicken and Rice is a great weeknight family dinner. Chicken and broccoli cooked in a sweet and sticky sauce flavored with garlic and ginger is served over rice for a complete meal in one bowl. Forget take-out – this is just as easy and far more delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce*
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into ½-inch strips
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

For serving:

  • Cooked rice
  • Sesame seeds
  • Sliced green onion
  • ½ pound cooked broccoli florets (optional)

Instructions

  1. Mix together brown sugar, honey, soy sauce, ginger, garlic and hot sauce in a small bowl.
  2. Lightly salt and pepper the chicken strips.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken strips; brown chicken on both sides, about 1 minute per side. Pour the sauce over the chicken and stir to combine. Simmer uncovered until the sauce thickens, 8 to 10 minutes. Toss with the cooked broccoli, if desired, or serve the broccoli on the side.
  4. Serve over rice. Top with sesame seeds and sliced green onion.

Notes

Adjust hot sauce to taste and desired spice level or omit for no spice.

Try this with your favorite cooked vegetable! Green beans or snap peas would also be delicious.

Slightly adapted from allrecipes.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4
Amount Per Serving Calories 395Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 102mgSodium 1253mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 3gSugar 12gProtein 42g

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Atrin

Monday 26th of April 2021

I moved to my own place recently and since I'm studying almost all the time, I don't really have time to cook but this recipe was amazing. It was easy to cook and also very delicious.

Thank you!

Jo

Monday 12th of April 2021

Hi, could I use left over roast chicken for this? Thanks Jo

Amber

Tuesday 9th of March 2021

Yummy! My kids loved it!

Jamie

Wednesday 10th of March 2021

Yay! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Amber!

Brittani

Friday 7th of August 2020

Perfect and hit the spot added salt to taste

Jamie

Sunday 9th of August 2020

So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Brittani! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback! -Jamie

Linda Lewis

Tuesday 16th of June 2020

I made this quick meal and it was a hit. As my husband doesn't like anything hot I left out the hot sauce and the ginger and he loved it and so too my daughter. I think next time I will put in a little ginger but today didn't have in my cupboard.

Jamie

Tuesday 16th of June 2020

So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Linda! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback! -Jamie

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