Hot Honey Chicken Bowls
On a recent grocery shopping trip, I purchased hot honey chicken meatballs and couldn't wait to use them. After finding this recipe, I knew I had the perfect way to serve them.
I made a few tweaks:
- I used chicken meatballs instead of chicken breasts
- I reduced the amount of hot sauce to less than 1 tbsp
- I omitted the cayenne pepper and crushed red pepper
- I didn't have any squash, so I used cauliflower instead
This meal was bursting with flavors!
Hot Honey Chicken
- 1 Tbsp avocado oil
- 2 medium boneless chicken breasts
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup sriracha (or any type of hot sauce)
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp cayenne (optional)
- 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper (optional)
- 2 medium zucchini, sliced
- 1 medium summer squash, sliced
- 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
- 1 medium avocado, sliced
- 2 cups cooked rice (or quinoa)
- 1 medium lime
- 1/2 cup healthy ranch dressing (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- In a skillet, cook the chicken in the oil for about 5-7 minutes on each side on the stovetop.
- Mix the honey, sriracha, garlic, salt, pepper, cayenne, and crushed red pepper to create the sauce.
- Set aside 2 Tbsp of the hot honey sauce.
- Add the sliced zucchini and summer squash to the skillet and remove from heat.
- Place the chicken on top of the squash and pour the hot honey sauce over it, coating it evenly and drizzling some on the squash as well.
- Place the entire skillet in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes (or until the chicken is fully cooked), stirring the vegetables halfway through.
- Remove the skillet from the oven and let cool for about 5 minutes.
- Cut the chicken into cubes and coat evenly in the remaining 2 Tbsp of hot honey sauce.
- Serve each bowl with cooked rice, zucchini, summer squash, shredded carrots, avocado slices, hot honey chicken, lime juice, and a drizzle of ranch!
These Hot Honey Chicken Bowls can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or the freezer for up to 3 months!
These bowls are pretty spicy, so feel free to tone down the heat by using a mild hot sauce instead of sriracha. You can also use tomato sauce if you really want mild version of this Hot Honey Chicken!