Honey Lemon Chicken

by Kathy Strahs on February 21, 2011 · 13 comments

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We have what I consider to be a great system in our house. I create the week’s menu, buy the food and cook the meals…my husband does the dishes. It works out most of the time except for my occasional penchant for using nearly every dish in the kitchen to prepare a meal. As I eagerly describe the fabulous roast chicken with sautéed Swiss Chard and homemade rolls I’m planning to make on a Sunday afternoon, all my husband hears is “skillet, knives, cutting board, roasting pan [baked on juices!], bowls, measuring cups, measuring spoons, baking sheet…”

When I find a good one-pot dish it makes both of us happy. 🙂 I found this Honey Lemon Chicken recipe on a bag of sushi-style rice. The chicken, rice and vegetables all simmer in a braising liquid of honey, lemon, soy sauce and chicken broth in the same pot. Not only did this save me from dirtying too many dishes, it also saved on time – I had dinner on the table in about 45 minutes. Most importantly, the sweet and savory flavors were wonderful. What’s more comforting than chicken and rice?

Honey Lemon Chicken

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The Teacher Cooks February 26, 2011 at 6:17 AM

Life is easier using one pot especially when it looks and sound this delicious!


Kathy February 27, 2011 at 10:08 PM

I made this for dinner… DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!


Kathy February 28, 2011 at 8:01 AM

That’s fantastic, I’m so glad you liked it!


Mindy March 8, 2011 at 9:14 AM

I can’t wait to try this! My husband often complains about how many dishes I use while cooking too…until I threaten to stop cooking. 🙂
Mindy´s last blog post ..Fig and Walnut Spread


Jody March 27, 2011 at 5:53 PM

I made this last night with jasmine rice. Very good! Definitely going to make this again.


Kathy March 27, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Terrific! Glad to know it works with jasmine rice as well. 🙂


susan weiss January 5, 2012 at 1:57 PM

I would add some grated ginger and garlic to this.


Mary Ann Harvey January 29, 2013 at 7:31 AM

Made this last night. Soooo good! Thanks again Kathy.


Kathy Strahs January 29, 2013 at 7:56 AM

Terrific, that’s great to hear! I really like this one too. 🙂


Josie August 18, 2013 at 8:09 PM

I found your blog by googling the recipe from the back of the rice bag – always nice to know someone else has made it. Great blog and I look forward to trying some of your other recipes! I had to laugh at your post – my husband and I have a similar arrangement about cooking and cleaning up, and he has the exact same complaint: I use too many dishes when I cook! He liked this recipe, too! Thanks!


Kathy Strahs August 19, 2013 at 7:19 AM

I’m so glad you guys enjoyed it! 🙂


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