Lemon chicken is just one of those dinner recipes that just about everyone enjoys. It’s always been a favorite of mine, although the same old thing can get boring. Introducing the opposite of boring – Honey Lemon Chicken and Green Beans. This dish has got it all! Crunchy green beans, tender, flavorful chicken, and a sweet and tart sauce that coats every bite.
The best part is it can be ready in 20 minutes, prep time and all. I did marinate my chicken in soy sauce and rice vinegar for about 30 minutes before cooking, but you could also just toss the chicken in that combo and and let it sit while you prep and start cooking. The chicken cooks in the marinade anyway. Either way it’s delicious!
Honey Lemon Chicken and Green Beans
This Honey Lemon Chicken and Green Beans has a ton of flavor and can have dinner on the table in just 20 minutes!
HONEY LEMON CHICKEN AND GREEN BEANS:
1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces (2 large chicken breasts)
3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
salt and pepper
12 ounces green beans, trimmed and cut into bite sized pieces (about 2 cups)
Honey Lemon Sauce (see below)
HONEY LEMON SAUCE:
3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
Juice and zest from 1 large lemon
1/4 cup honey (or more/less to taste)
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 garlic clove, minced
- Combine the chicken, soy sauce and rice wine vinegar in a large zip-top bag, and toss until the chicken is evenly coated. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 8 hours. (If no time to marinate, just toss the chicken, soy sauce and vinegar in a small bowl and let sit while you prep the rest of the recipe).
- In a small bowl, whisk the sauce ingredients together until combined. Set aside.
- Heat a tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add green beans and season with a pinch of salt. Stir and cook for 3-4 minutes, until beans are bright green but still crisp. Transfer to a large plate or bowl and set aside.
- Visit Honey Lemon Chicken and Green Beans @ yellowblissroad.com for full instructions.