I have officially wasted HOURS on Pinterest. If you are not familiar with it…go at your own risk. It is crazy how many links you can find for chicken recipes, homemade Nutella and how to change a t-shirt into something fancy! It is fun, but lord oh lord what a time stealer it is!
On one of my wasted hour or two (and I am being conservative here!) I saw this recipe for: Honey Sauced Chicken , I like the concept but….
Only problem: I do not like honey…at all. So I had to come up with something I would tolerate. I really like the steps for this recipe which they found in: Crock Pot Recipe Card Collection. The other nice thing is that you can make this in your slow cooker or in the oven. Works for me because honestly at times, the slow cooker means I have to plan ahead and have all ingredients on hand….at 7am! Not always realistic for me!
Both Sunshine and Bear love sweet Asian type Chicken so I am hoping this will be the ticket for a quick homemade sweet chicken recipe. (i.e. less sodium and no fake stuff inside!)
2 pound chicken tenders or breasts cut into bite size pieces (your choice)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup agave nectar/syrup
1/4 cup soy sauce (low sodium if possible)
1 small onion finely chopped
2 garlic cloves finely chopped
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 green onions thinly sliced (for serving)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine your agave syrup, soy sauce, onion, garlic, sesame seeds, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, olive oil, and cayenne pepper. Bottom line; everything but the chicken and the green onions! Mix well. Set aside.
In an 8×8 pan (glass or metal) put your diced chicken and season with salt and pepper. Pour your sauce over your chicken and combine to coat your chicken well. Put in your preheated oven for 35-40 minutes. Stirring after 20 minutes. Serve over noodles or rice.
Simple and the kids will love it!
Note: I love the “low-fat” option of the chicken breast but I personally would like boneless skinless chicken thighs…my favorite and they are pretty cheap!
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Peace and Sweet,
Recipe linked here as well: