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honey lemon ginger chicken with rice and broccoli in a white bowl.

I love a fast, easy and healthy meal. Especially when I am watching what I eat. This dish was full of flavor and you don’t have to compromise on taste!

Honey lemon ginger chicken cooking in a skillet.I have been eating clean for 28 days now! That is a HUGE accomplishment for a food blogger. I have had no cheat meals, no treats, nothing. I am on a mission to lose this baby weight. I am so close I can almost taste it. Crossfit plus having a nutritionist is finally getting it done. When you have to weigh into someone and get your fat pinched, it makes you think twice about eating that chocolate! 😉 Yesterday I was able to wear one of my pre-pregnancy shirts. My son said, Mom! You look skinny! That felt so good coming from him. He has been including in his prayers each night that I will have help losing weight. Oh kids. Gotta love them! 🙂

Anyway. Back to this chicken. I love adding delicious meals into the healthy eating rotation. I couldn’t believe how incredible this was. The glaze over the chicken was fantastic! So sticky and the honey lemon ginger all complemented each other perfectly. So full of flavor and SO delicious! I know you will love it too!

Honey lemon ginger chicken plated with rice and broccoli.

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Honey Lemon Ginger Chicken

5 from 1 vote
By: Alyssa Rivers
A light and delicious meal that is full of amazing honey lemon ginger flavor that the family will love!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings



  • In a medium saucepan, add olive oil, minced garlic, and ginger. Sauté over medium heat for 2-3 minutes and add honey, lemon juice, lemon zest, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, and cornstarch. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Let simmer and thicken while cooking chicken.
  • Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and add to a medium skillet. Cook about 4-5 minutes until no longer pink in center and the outside is starting to brown. Add the sauce to the chicken and toss to coat.


Calories: 344kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 37gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 333mgPotassium: 670mgFiber: 1gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 51IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. Very good and tasty. Just starting to experiment with ginger and this was good. A little sweet for my taste but a good recipe. TY. 😉

  2. 5 stars
    I’ve made this before and will be making it again. I would like to freeze half of it for another time. Does it freeze well? I really hope so!

  3. I made this twice, once I cut the recipe in half because I am only one person. Although you use 3 breasts it really is only enough for two people, I think. I absolutely love it. But it is sweet. I imagine you could cut down on the honey. I also added some scallion slices for color. Have it over rice. Yum

  4. Love this dish! Made exactly according to the recipe (unusual for me). Even added green onions I noticed in the pics. Will definitely make again.

  5. Just made this for my family apparently my Mom would like my Dad to chain me to the stove so that I can’t do anything else but cook. LOL thank you. Tastes just like Chinese food without the fat, sugar, and salt.

  6. This is a five star dish. But, you must marinade if you use breasts. I used Barbara Tropp’s “Velvet Marinade.”
    2 egg whites
    2 TBS rice wine, sherry, or Sake
    2 tsp kosher salt
    2 TBS cornstarch
    whisk together, combine with cubed chicken, put in ziploc taking air out, frig for one day. Don’t rinse before frying.

  7. Made this last night and I must say; this is one of the best Chinese dishes I have ever had. The garlic/ginger balance is perfect. The sweet/vinegar balance is also perfect. Thanks so much. Swen

  8. Missed adding the pepper and salt since it’s in the ingredients but not in the Instructions. I follow the instructions and add things when it says and didn’t realize till it was served. Guess I will make a note on my pin so that doesn’t happen again.

  9. I’m not much of a cook, actually I hate doing it. I came across this recipe and thought I’m going to try it. Didn’t think the husband would like it – he’s vey picky with food. Well he loved it!! And wants me to make it again 🙂
    I’ve tried a few of your other recipes and he loves those too. Your recipes are the best.

  10. Loved the recipe great taste but I would double the sauce for my taste. It is easily prepared and has great flavor