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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. Love this recipe. I doubled it and marinated the chicken for a couple of hours. It was remarkable. Would you mind if I shared this recipe on my website. Thank you

    1. That sounds great! Thank you! Please just make sure to link it back to my site! Thanks so much! XOXO

  2. This was pretty good! It was a bit too sweet for me, so I added a few ingredients to tone down the sweetness a little bit. It was definitely a quick and easy meal to pull together after an afternoon of meal prepping. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Hey, I’m planning on making this either tonight or tomorrow night for lunch. I’m inclined to use chicken drumsticks since it’s what I have on hand. I’m wondering if the lemon mixture could be used as a marinade before cooking the drumsticks? Or would you advise I cook the drumsticks with salt in the over then mix with the recipe as stated?

    1. This is tough, since you cook the sauce in a skillet to thicken and coat the chicken when it is done. You could try cooking the drumsticks and sauce in a saucepan and brush on before serving. I hope that helps and it turns out perfect for you! Good luck! Xo

      Your Recipe Critic,

  4. Had some cooked chicken breast and fresh ginger in my fridge so I started looking for recipes and came across this one. All I can say is delicious! I cut up the chicken breast and reheated it in the pan with the sauce. So yummy!

  5. I just made this tonight and it is flavorful, easy and healthy! I added mushrooms to the broccoli and roasted the pan in the oven while the chicken cooked. Will definitely be making this on a regular basis!

  6. Fabulous recipe, made it for dinner tonite. Easy to prepare, and so delicious (and healthy)! Thank you for sharing it!

  7. This recipe was great to begin with but I added about a tablespoon of peanut butter and a little cayenne pepper but also doubled the original recipe. Instead of green oinions I minced red onions since that’s what I had on hand. Turned out yummy both ways!! I can’t wait to try some other recipes.

  8. Would love to see this recipe converted to a slow cooker recipe! In the hot summer I use my slow cooker to avoid turning the oven on, which heats up the house, or standing over a hot burner and sautéing or frying anything. I think it would work great, like your cashew chicken recipe, but it would need a lot more sauce than the recipe calls for. Sounds super tasty and I will try it and let you know how it goes with my family.

    1. Hi! Just wanted to ask about your experience with this recipes..
      Did you end up cooking this recipe in the crock pot? If so, for how long?
      Thanks so much in advance!

  9. I just made this tonight for dinner and it was a hit! The kids loved it, it was yummy!
    Thanks for a great (and super fast) recipe 🙂

  10. I have never left a comment about a recipe before… This was FANTASTIC. Thank you so much for sharing!