Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

Honey Garlic Chicken Stir fry is an easy one-pan dish, packed with flavor! This is the perfect 30 minute meal for those busy nights.

Honey garlic chicken stir fry is plated and served with rice and fresh parsley.

Honey garlic chicken stir fry

Sometimes, I tend to over-complicate dinner. The wheels start spinning when my three kids start inquiring what’s for dinner. I am all about those easy 30 minute meals that are packed with flavor and nutrients.

These honey garlic chicken bites with fresh asparagus and mushrooms are every bit satisfying and so flavorful! It’s easy to assemble, quick to cook, and so healthy!

The lemon and garlic are sweetened with raw, local honey and really bring all the flavors of the dish together. You can eat this delicious meal as is, or plate it over a bed of quinoa or rice.

Quinoa bowls are so easy to make versatile. Try other fun options like antipasto quinoa bowl, fresh herb quinoa salad, or my super popular Mediterranean quinoa salad.

Honey garlic chicken is made with simple ingredients and include vegetables like mushrooms and asparagus.

Simple, healthy ingredients

  • Chicken breasts– To make this recipe even easier, opt for chicken tenders. They are precut to thinner slices than chicken breasts, so you just have to slice them to small bite-size pieces.
  • Soy sauce– This recipe does not include salt because the soy sauce is so flavorful!
  • Honey– Use local, raw honey to really reap the benefits of honey!
  • Lemon juice– Add a little acid to the dish with just a squeeze of lemon.
  • Garlic– Two cloves of garlic adds the perfect amount of flavor.
  • Asparagus– Look for spears that are small/medium in size.
  • Mushrooms– Presliced baby bella mushrooms are perfect for this recipe!
  • Sesame seed oil– Add an extra layer of flavor by sautéing the ingredients in sesame seed oil.

Chef’s tip

  • Cut the chicken into small 1 inch bites. Make sure the pieces are uniform in size so they cook evenly and within the same amount of time.
  • Cut the bottoms off the asparagus. The bottom 2 inches of the asparagus or fibrous and woody. Cut the bottoms off and discard.
  • Use presliced mushrooms. Save time and opt for presliced mushrooms!
  • Use a cast iron pan. Cast iron pans heat evenly and quickly, ensuring this meal is cooked to perfection!
Honey garlic chicken stir fry is cooked on the stove top in a cast iron pan.

How to make this dish

  1. Heat the sesame seed oil in a pan. Grab a medium sized pan that can hold all the ingredients without overcrowding. Heat the sesame seed oil in the pan over medium heat.
  2. Mis en place. Grab all your ingredients and head to your counter for prep work. Cut the asparagus into 1 inch pieces, discarding the bottom 2 inches. Finely chop the garlic, halve the lemon, and cut the chicken into 1 inch chunks. Measure out the honey and soy sauce.
  3. Add the chicken to the pan. Sear the chicken on each side for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add the soy sauce, lemon juice, honey, and garlic. Toss the chicken in the liquids to evenly coat the chunks.
  5. Add the asparagus and mushrooms to the pan. Since mushrooms and asparagus only take 3-5 minutes to soften, add these ingredients last.
  6. Add rice, quinoa, or barley. Make this stir fry a delicious meal by adding your favorite rice, quinoa, barley, or any other grain.
Lemon is juiced over a bowl holding all the ingredients.

What to serve with honey garlic chicken stir fry

Honey garlic chicken stir fry is plated on a white plate and topped with parsley.
Ava is eating a bowl is chicken stir fry.

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Honey garlic chicken stir fry is plated on a white plate and topped with parsley.

Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

Sea Salt Savorings
Honey Garlic Chicken Stir fry is an easy one-pan dish, packed with flavor! This is the perfect 30 minute meal for those busy nights.
5 from 16 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 244 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp sesame seed oil
  • 1 lb chicken breasts cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1/2 lb asparagus bottom 2 inches discarded, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup presliced baby bella mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves of garlic

Instructions
 

  • Heat the sesame seed oil in a cast iron pan over medium heat. Allow the oil to heat up in the pan.
  • Prepare the ingredients. Cut the chicken into 1 inch chunks. Cut the bottom 2 inches off the asparagus and discard. Cut the asparagus into 1 inch pieces. Finely chop the garlic and halve the lemon.
  • Sear the chicken. Allow the chicken to cook on each side for 1-2 minutes.
  • Combine the soy sauce, honey, lemon juice and garlic. Add the mixture to the chicken in the pan and stir to evenly coat.
  • Add the mushrooms and asparagus. Allow the mushrooms and asparagus to cook for 3-5 minutes.
  • Serve. Rice, quinoa, or barley is a perfect addition to this dish! Mangia!

Nutrition

Calories: 244kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 26gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 636mgPotassium: 553mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 463IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition values are estimates, for exact values consult a nutritionist.

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