Honey Lemon Chicken with Rice

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Honey Lemon Chicken with Rice

This Honey Lemon Chicken with Rice recipe is sweet-tart, and so tender you can cut it with a fork. The rice cooks so well, and absorbs so many flavors, you’d think you were eating risotto – without the time or stirring! Simply delicious.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes


1 tsp Lemon Zest
1 TBSP Lemon Juice
1 1/4 cups Chicken Stock
2 TBSP Raw Honey
1 TBSP Soy Sauce
3 TBSP Cooking Oil
4 Chicken Breasts, sliced in half horizontally, and then vertically
1/2 cup Scallions, diced
1/2 cup Yellow Onion, diced
3/4 cup Medium Grain Rice (uncooked)
1/4 tsp Pepper
1 TBSP Honey Flavored Bourbon


• Combine lemon zest, lemon juice, chicken stock, honey, honey bourbon and soy sauce in a bowl, set aside.
• Heat the cooking oil in a large pot with a cover.
• Brown chicken breasts in the hot oil, 2 minutes each side.
• Remove chicken breasts from the oil, and add the scallions and yellow onion to the oil, saute until soft.
• Add rice, pepper and broth mixture, top with the browned chicken breasts.
• Cover and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed.
• Remove from heat, allow to sit covered 10 minutes before serving.

Makes 4 servings of Lemon Honey Chicken with Rice

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  1. I am thinking of trying this Ann, but I will never have honey Bourbon and I only use long grain rice. Do you think those things would make a real difference, or it would be ok?

    • I think it would be fine without the honey bourbon, Shell. Using a long grain rice will make a difference. The medium grain ends up a lot like a risotto, and the long grain will not. A long grain rice will end up more like a pilaf. If that is ok with you, the rice shouldn’t take too much different, and the chicken will not either.


  2. Jay @CraftySpices says

    That combination is right down my alley :)… Oh and I think I have all these ingredients with the exception of the Honey Flavored Bourbon, but I think it may be fine without it.
    Thanks and have a lovely rest of the week.

  3. Rhonda Albom says

    Yunmy! This sounds great. Too bad my daughter is allergic to lemon.

  4. stevebethere says

    That sounds & looks delicious 😉


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