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Honey-Ginger Chicken Breasts

Honey-Ginger Chicken Breasts

I adapted this recipe from one I found in a magazine called Best Chicken Recipes by Cooking Light. My son made the marinade with me – he was so proud of himself (look how cute he looks in the new chef’s hat our neighbor Cheryl gave him). This dish was really easy to make and tasted wonderful. Both my kids asked for seconds and gobbled up every last bite, they especially loved the sauce. My husband and I also enjoyed this meal. I served the chicken with rice and steamed broccoli, it was a healthy and delicious meal.

Honey-Ginger Chicken Breasts:

Marinade Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup of honey
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Juice from 1/2 an orange
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of fat

Honey - Ginger Chicken Breasts

How to Make Honey-Ginger Chicken Breasts

Combine the ingredients in a large zip lock bag, seal, and shake well. Add the chicken breasts and toss to coat evenly. Place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, turning occasionally.

Other ingredients:

  • Cooking spray
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp water
  • Sesame seeds
  • Green onions

Honey-Ginger Chicken Breasts

Remove chicken from bag, reserving marinade. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Heat a large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Place the chicken breasts in the skillet and cook for 7-8 minutes then flip. (I wiped out the pan with a paper towel when I flipped them so the chicken wouldn’t burn from the sugar in the marinade). Cook for an additional 4-5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked and the juices run clear.

While the chicken is cooking, strain the marinade through a sieve, discard the solids. Place marinade into a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 3 minutes. Combine the cornstarch and water in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Add cornstarch mixture to saucepan, stirring with a whisk, cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat.

Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes; slice the breasts into thin strips then drizzle with sauce. Sprinkle the top with sesame seeds and green onions. Serve with more sauce on the side. Enjoy.

Honey-Ginger Chicken Breasts


Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net



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  1. I have no words for this recipe except the word, FANTASTIC!!! I recommend this recipe for anyone who wants to impress; its super easy to make and the final product is delicious. Once you’ll try it, you will stop searching for the ultimate chicken recipe 🙂

    1. Mike,

      You season it right after you take it out of the marinade and before you cook it. I hope this helps.