Honey Lemon Chicken

Honey Lemon ChickenHello everyone! Sorry it’s been a few weeks since my last post. I had oral surgery recently that left me on a soft food diet. Needless to say, none of the stuff I ate was worth blogging or wasn’t made by me. My daughter was kind enough to send home a care package that included soup and ice cream! Finally, a legitimate excuse to eat ice cream!

Anyway, I am slowly transitioning to regular food. So my first regular meal is this chicken dish. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. And if you are like me and love quick and easy recipes, this dish can be completed in about 30 minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce
  • lemon slices for garnish

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Season both sides of chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Combine flour, garlic powder and onion powder on a plate or bowl.
  3. Dredge chicken, shaking off excess. Reserve 1 tablespoon flour and put in small bowl with 2 tablespoons cold water. Set aside.
  4. Place butter, olive oil and minced garlic in skillet over medium high heat. When butter is melted, cook chicken until golden brown on both sides. About 4 minutes each side. Or until juices run clear. Remove chicken breasts from pan.
  5. Add chicken broth to skillet and bring to a simmer. Scrape the pan to mix brown bits into the liquid.
  6. Add honey, lemon juice and soy sauce and mix. Add reserved flour and water slurry to skillet. Simmer until sauce thickens.
  7. Return chicken to skillet. Cover and let simmer for 10 minutes. Turn chicken over and let simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  8. Garnish with fresh lemon slices and gravy from skillet.

Honey Lime Chicken Skillet

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Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Wraps

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Wraps 1Sometimes I just want something quick and easy to make. This recipe is exactly that. I spent more time prepping and cutting than anything. And I was still done in less than 30 minutes. ┬áCan’t beat that. Technically, I think the only thing Hawaiian about this recipe is the pineapple.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2/3 cup chopped pineapple
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1 romaine heart, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 4 large tortillas, or 6-8 fajita size tortillas

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken pieces to pan and season with pepper and garlic powder.
  2. Continue to cook chicken pieces until cooked through and golden brown. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of your chicken pieces.
  3. When chicken is done cooking, turn off heat. Add barbecue sauce to the pan and toss chicken to coat.
  4. Place a warmed tortilla on a plate. Layer with chopped romaine, a spoonful of barbecue chicken, pineapple, onion, tomatoes and cilantro.
  5. Roll up burrito style and if needed, secure with a toothpick.
  6. Serve immediately.

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Wraps 2