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28Apr, 19
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Healthier Sweet & Spicy Chicken

These crispy-saucy, lil’ bite sized, sweet & spicy chicken morsels are just as tasty as the restaurant versions we all love.

If you’re using fresh pressed garlic and grated fresh ginger root, (not powder) this will give your dish an amazing, tangy-fresh melt-in-your-mouth flavor that definitely beats out the restaurants!

You can add more or less red pepper flakes and/or hot sauce, depending on your own heat preference.

I highly recommend adding this to your regular meal prep ideas!

Simply add 4-5 ounces of this chicken into your glass meal prep containers, alongside 1/2 cup brown rice, and 1 cup of steamed broccoli.

Seal up those containers, then place them in the fridge for future meals.

Lasts up to 4 days.

Makes 4-6 servings


  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts, tenders, or thighs, cut into 1” bite-sized pieces
  • 1/3 cup gluten-free flour
  • 2 tsp fresh grated garlic, or garlic powder
  • 2 tsp fresh grated ginger, or ginger powder
  • 2 Tbsps sesame oil
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 large carrot, diced small
  • 2 green onions or scallions, finely sliced
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste about 1/4 teaspoon each

For the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos, Bragg’s liquid aminos, or low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken bone broth
  • 2-3 Tbsps raw honey (depending on your sweetness preference)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder, or fresh grated garlic
  • 1 tsp favorite hot sauce (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger, or freshly grated
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • tiny pinch of sea salt


In a large ziplock bag or glass bowl add chicken, flour, garlic powder, ginger powder, sea salt and pepper. Seal the bag and toss chicken pieces to get all chicken pieces nicely coated.In a small bowl, combine and whisk together your ingredients for the sauce. Set aside.Heat your sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add coated chicken and cook until golden on all sides, but not entirely cooked through, about 3-4 minutes, creating a crispy crust on the chicken.Stir in bell peppers and carrots and continue to cook until veggies soften a bit. Pour your sauce over top of the chicken and veggies, bring it all to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until chicken is cooked through and sauce thickens up a bit, about 3-4 minutes.Sprinkle with green onions/scallions and enjoy your sweet & spicy chicken served over brown rice or quinoa, with a big side of steamed broccoli.



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