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Zesty and different: That's Lemon and Honey Chicken
Take a break from holiday fare with this recipe
 
Published Saturday, December 1, 2018 9:05 am
by Ashley Mahoney | The Charlotte Post

PHOTO | ASHLEY MAHONEY
Lemon and Honey Chicken is a break from the usual holiday fare.

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Looking for something a little different now that Thanksgiving has come and gone? Get a kick, literally, out of this lemon and honey chicken. It packs a punch, and is a good alternative to all of that holiday fare.


Ingredients:
1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts


1 tablespoon butter


1 cup green beans


1/2 cup onion


1 cup cauliflower


1 cup broccoli  


1 lemon


Salt


Pepper


Sauce:
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice


1 tablespoon lemon zest


3/4 cup chicken broth


1/4 cup honey


2 tablespoons corn starch


1/.4 teaspoon ground ginger


1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper


1 tablespoon minced garlic


Preparation:
Preheat saucepan on medium with butter


Add inch-diced chicken and a dash of salt and pepper, stirring occasionally  


Add minced onion, green beans, broccoli and cauliflower after cooking chicken for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally  


Continue until chicken is completely cooked


Place in a large serving dish


In a separate bowl, whisk together garlic, red pepper, honey, cornstarch, ginger, chicken broth, lemon juice and lemon zest


Add sauce to pan


Cook for two-three minutes, occasionally stirring, until sauce thickens


Pour sauce over chicken and vegetables in the large serving bowl


Stir to combine, until sauce evenly covers everything in the bowl


Serve and enjoy!

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