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SPICY HONEY WALNUT CHICKEN

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. chicken tenders
  • 3 TBLS hot honey
  • 1/2 C olive oil
  • 3 TBLS paprika
  • few dashes of crushed red pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 TBLS orange blossom honey
  • juice of one lemon
  • kosher salt/pepper
  • 3/4 lb fresh green beans
  • 1 C walnuts
  • steamed rice
  • 1 TBLS coconut oil
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I’m typically not much of a honey lover. However, I happened upon this spicy version of honey at Magnolia Emporium a few months ago, Mike’s Hot Honey So, I created this recipe for Spicy Honey Walnut Chicken.

I used it in a shrimp recipe that received rave reviews. Click here to check out my recipe for Spicy Shrimp with Brussels Sprouts. I decided to see what I could create with chicken. Keep in mind you can substitute the chicken with shrimp, pork, salmon or even beef.

a bowl of spicy honey walnut chicken

In a bowl, combine the hot honey, olive oil, paprika, crushed red pepper, garlic, orange blossom honey, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Cut the chicken into bite size pieces. Add to the bowl with the marinade.

Allow the chicken to marinate for at least an hour. Overnight is fine too.

Chicken with Marinade

Prepare you favorite rice while the chicken is marinating. I used jasmine rice. For a quick alternative to making your own rice, I often use the Basmati or Thai Jasmine rice from Veetee.

Cut the green beans into one inch pieces. Heat a cast iron skillet to medium high with the coconut oil. Add the green beans and sear for about four minutes. They should turn slightly golden brown, but still have that snap. Remove green beans and reserve.

green beans searing in a cast iron pan

To the same pan, add about the walnuts and brown for about a minute. Be sure to watch these carefully and keep stirring. Nuts can burn easily. Remove nuts from pan and reserve with the green beans.

walnuts toasting in a cast iron pan

Add the chicken with the marinade to the cast iron pan. Brown until the chicken is fully cooked and marinade has caramelized. This should take about 6 to 8 minutes.

chicken cooking in a cast iron pan

Add the green beans and walnuts to the pan with the chicken. Toss to heat through. Serve on top of your cooked rice. ENJOY this easy weeknight meal of Spicy Honey Walnut Chicken.

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1 Comment

  1. […] My passion is creating recipes utilizing super fresh ingredients. Who would ever think that shrimp and Brussels sprouts can be combined to make one incredible dish? Here it is. Spicy Honey Shrimp with Brussels Sprouts You are going to love it! I also did a take on this using chicken. Check out my recipe for Spicy Honey Walnut Chicken. […]


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