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If you are looking for a quick, easy, chipotle chicken recipe with a sweet tinge, this honey chipotle chicken bowl is just for you! It only takes about 25 minutes to make, including both preparation and cooking time, and this recipe can serve up to 4 people, making it perfect for a family dinner!
Prep the Ingredients for Your Chipotle Chicken Bowl!
The main part of your honey chipotle chicken bowl is obviously going to be the chipotle chicken! So, make sure you buy one pound of chicken breast and chop it up into small little pieces.
Next, you will want to prep the ingredients you’re going to cook your chicken in. You will start with three tablespoons of low-sodium soy sauce, three tablespoons of honey for that extra bit of sweetness, about a half a dime’s worth of lime juice, two tablespoons of chipotle sauce, and two tablespoons of avocado oil. Lastly, make sure to mince up three garlic cloves. Leave the avocado oil aside and mix up the rest of the ingredients in a bowl.
You will want to make sure your honey chipotle chicken bowl comes with some great toppings as well. For this recipe, you are going to use two cups of COOKED brown rice, one cup of sliced cherry tomatoes, one cup of sliced cucumbers, and two cups of chopped Romaine lettuce.
Make Your Own Chipotle Tahini Sauce
You could always purchase some store-bought chipotle tahini sauce, but trust us, making it fresh at home is going to be a game changer. Take three tablespoons of tahini, half a tablespoon of honey, one tablespoon of low-sodium soy sauce and mix with with water (use your best judgement for thickness).
Building the Bowl
Set your heat to a medium-high flame and heat up your avocado oil. After it’s heated up a bit, place all your chicken breast bits onto the pan and brown them on both sides.
Once the chicken is nice and browned, turn the heat down to medium. If you had to cook it in batches, pour all the chicken back in. Now pour your bowl of soy sauce mixture into the pan with the chicken and cook it for about five to seven minutes. Make sure you stir the chicken every once in a while to ensure it gets coated evenly in the sauce.
Once that’s done, divide your chicken and toppings into four equal servings and add them into the bowls. Pour some of your homemade chipotle tahini on top and you are done! Your quick, tasty, honey chipotle chicken bowls are ready to enjoy!
Honey Chipotle Chicken
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce low sodium
- 2 tablespoons chipotle sauce*
- 3 tablespoons honey
- juice of half a lime
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1 pound chicken breast
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
Toppings for Bowls
- 2 cups brown rice cooked
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced
- 1 cup cucumbers sliced
- 2 cups romaine lettuce chopped
Chipotle Tahini Sauce
- 3 tablespoons tahini
- 1/2 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce low sodium
- juice of half a lime
In a small bowl, mix the soy sauce, chipotle sauce, honey, lime juice and garlic cloves. Set aside.
Cut the chicken breast into bite sized pieces. Heat the avocado oil in large skillet over medium/high heat. Brown the chicken on both sides (about 1 minute per side). Cook the chicken in batches in necessary, making sure not to overcrowd the pan.
After the chicken is done cooking, reduce the heat to medium. Return all the chicken to the pan (if you cooked yours in batches). Pour the prepared sauce into the pan and cook for 5-7 minutes stirring occasionally until the chicken is done. Remove the chicken from the pan after it is done cooking.
In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients for the tahini sauce except the water. Add the water to the sauce one tablespoon at a time until you reach the desired consistency.
Divide the chicken and the remaining ingredients among 4 bowls and drizzle with tahini sauce before serving.
*Use the chipotle sauce from the canned chipotle peppers
Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 1321mg | Potassium: 799mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 2305IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 3mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 13
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