Honey Lemon Chicken and Green Beans

This Honey Lemon Chicken and Green Beans is a light and fresh meal with a ton of flavor. Dinner is on the table in just 20 minutes!

Honey Lemon Chicken and Green Beans

Ingredients
Honey Lemon Chicken and Green Beans
  1. 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces (2 large chicken breasts)
  2. 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  3. 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  4. salt and pepper
  5. Olive oil
  6. 12 ounces green beans trimmed and cut into bite sized pieces (about 2 cups)
  7. Honey Lemon Sauce see below

Honey Lemon Sauce:
  1. 3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  2. Juice and zest from 1 large lemon
  3. 1/4 cup honey or more/less to taste
  4. 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  5. 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  6. 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  7. 1 garlic clove minced

Instructions
  • Combine the chicken, soy sauce and rice wine vinegar in a large zip-top bag, and toss until the chicken is evenly coated. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 8 hours. (If no time to marinate, just toss the chicken, soy sauce and vinegar in a small bowl and let sit while you prep the rest of the recipe).
  • In a small bowl, whisk the sauce ingredients together until combined (cornstarch should no longer be visible). Set aside.
  • Heat a tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add green beans and season with a pinch of salt. Stir and cook for 3-4 minutes, until beans are bright green but still crisp. Transfer to a large plate or bowl and set aside.
  • Add another tablespoon of oil to the skillet over medium-high heat. Pour the chicken from the bag into the hot skillet. Season the chicken with a pinch of salt and pepper.