Creamy Honey Chicken

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A versatile, tasty protein that is both easy to make and delicious. This dish combines the sweetness of honey with the richness of cream to create a creamy and flavorful sauce that complements the tender chicken perfectly. To prepare this creamy honey chicken, you will need:

For marinating

– 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (crisscrossed)

– 4 tablespoons olive oil (divided)

– 4 cloves of garlic, minced and divided

– 1 tbsp paprika

-1/4 tsp crushed pepper (optional)

-2 tbsp lemon juice

-1/2 tsp basil

-1 tsp onion powder

– 1 tsp salt or to taste

-Black pepper to taste

Final step

– 1/2 cup half-and-half

– 3 tbsp honey

-1/2 tsp paprika

-1/4 tsp crushed pepper (optional)

– Fresh parsley, chopped (optional)

Instructions;

1. Place chicken in a bowl and add the olive oil, half of the garlic, paprika, crushed pepper, basil, onion powder, salt, black pepper, and lemon juice. Mix well, cover and marinate for at least an hour

2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook for 6-7 minutes on each side or until they are golden brown and cooked through. Remove the chicken breasts from the skillet and set them aside on a plate. If not cooked through, you can toss it in the oven at 375 degrees for 15 minutes to finish cooking. Ensure it doesn’t stay longer as it will make the chicken tough.

3. In a smaller saucepan, transfer the cooking oil from the cooked chicken then add the rest of the garlic, followed by the paprika, and crushed pepper. Add the cream and honey and stir to combine.

4. Reduce the heat to medium and cook the sauce until it thickens

5. Serve the chicken breasts and spoon the sauce over them. Squeeze lemon juice on top and sprinkle with chopped parsley, if desired. Serve the creamy honey chicken hot over Cooked Rice or Mashed Potatoes with a side of Roasted Brussels Sprouts.

Creamy Honey Chicken

A versatile, tasty protein that is both easy to make and delicious. This dish combines the sweetness of honey with the richness of cream to create a creamy and flavorful sauce that complements the tender chicken perfectly.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 466 kcal

Ingredients
  

For marinating

  • 4 medium chicken breast boneless, skinless
  • 4 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 4 medium garlic cloves minced, divided
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp crushed pepper optional
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice fresh
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • black pepper to taste

Final Step

  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp crushed pepper
  • 1/2 tsp fresh parsley chopped, for garnishing
  • 1/2 small lemon for final step, optional

Instructions
 

  • Place chicken in a bowl and add the olive oil, half of the garlic, paprika, crushed pepper, basil, onion powder, salt, black pepper, and lemon juice. Mix well, cover and marinate for at least an hour
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook for 6-7 minutes on each side or until they are golden brown and cooked through. Remove the chicken breasts from the skillet and set them aside on a plate. If not cooked through, you can toss it in the oven at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes depending on thickness to finish cooking. Ensure it doesn't stay longer as it will make the chicken tough. 
  • In a smaller saucepan, transfer the cooking oil from the cooked chicken then add the rest of the garlic, followed by the paprika, and crushed pepper. Add the cream and honey and stir to combine.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and cook the sauce until it thickens
  • Serve the chicken breasts and spoon the sauce over them. Squeeze lemon juice on top and sprinkle with chopped parsley, if desired.
  • Serve the creamy honey chicken hot over Cooked Rice or Mashed Potatoes with a side of Roasted Brussels Sprouts.

Notes

Please note that the nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary significantly based on the products used in the recipe

Nutrition

Calories: 466kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 50gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 156mgSodium: 879mgPotassium: 982mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 1261IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Chicken, Chicken Breast, Comfort Food, Creamy Chicken
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Tips for Serving:

1. Garnish with Fresh Herbs To add some extra flavour and visual appeal, you can garnish the dish with fresh herbs such as cilantro, chives, or thyme.

2. Use Leftovers in a Wrap

If you have leftovers, you can use them for Chicken Wrap with some lettuce, tomato, and avocado for a quick and easy lunch/breakfast.

3. Adjust the Recipe to Your Taste

If you prefer a sweeter sauce, you can add more honey. If you like a spicier dish, you can add more red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper to the sauce.

Creamy honey chicken is a simple and delicious recipe that is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a special occasion. The combination of honey and cream creates a rich and flavorful sauce that complements the tender chicken perfectly. With just a few ingredients and some simple preparation steps, you can enjoy this tasty dish in no time. So why not give it a try tonight?

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