Delicious Decisions: Spicy Honey-Kissed Chicken

  • Serves: 4; 1 cup per serving
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cooking Time: 5-8 minutes


Cumin, sage, and ginger spice up the rub that gives this chicken its distinctive flavor.


1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried sage
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 to1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, all visible fat discarded
1 tablespoon canola or corn oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon soy sauce (lowest sodium available)

Cooking Instructions

In a small bowl, stir together the rub ingredients. Using your fingertips, lightly press the rub all over the chicken. Cut the chicken into strips about 1/2 inch wide.

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat, swirling to coat the bottom. Cook the chicken for 3 to 5 minutes, or until nearly cooked through, stirring frequently.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, honey, and soy sauce.

Stir the lemon juice mixture into the chicken. Increase the heat to high and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the chicken is no longer pink in the center.

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Nutritional Analysis
Per serving
Calories Per Serving
Total Fat
5.0 g
Saturated Fat
0.5 g
Trans Fat
0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
1.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat
2.5 g
66 mg
463 mg
6 g
0 g
5 g
27 g

Dietary Exchanges

½ carbohydrate, 3 lean meat

This recipe is reprinted with permission from American Heart Association Quick & Easy Meals, Copyright © 2010 by the American Heart Association. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc. Available from booksellers everywhere.