Another healthy lunch recipe is heading your way! The sauce for this recipe is delicious! I’ve used it for a couple other recipes that I will share with you soon. As I’ve said before I love lunch prep! I love having a healthy lunch ready for me in the morning. This recipe comes from Sweet Peas and Saffron. This lunch is made up of honey sesame chicken, roasted broccoli and carrots and brown rice. It is filling and healthy! You get servings of veggies, protein and a grain! If you have any leftover sauce or chicken you can use them to make a delicious stir fry! This is a great recipe to make up on a Sunday afternoon and your future self is sure to thank you!
A delicious and healthy lunch prep idea!
- 3/4 cup chicken stock
- 3/4 cup water
- 3/4 cup brown rice
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup chicken stock
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1-2 crowns broccoli (cut into pieces)
- 1-2 carrots (chopped)
- 2 chicken breasts cut into pieces
- garlic powder
Melt butter in a medium pot over medium heat, and add the rice. Toast in the butter for a minute. Add the chicken stock and water. Bring the rice to a boil, and then lower the temperature to low and simmer for about 15 minutes (or until cooked).
You can either steam your veggies or roast them. To roast in the oven: spread the veggies in an even layer on a baking sheet. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook at 425 for 15 minutes, flip the veggies and cook for another 15 minutes.
Mix all of the sauce ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
In a large frying pan or wok add the olive oil. Add the chicken and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Cook for about 7 minutes until the chicken is completely cooked through. Add the honey sesame sauce and allow to simmer with the chicken until the sauce has thickened. This should take about 2 minutes.
Split the rice between four lunch containers. Split the veggies between the four containers as well. Top the rice and veggies with the honey sesame chicken. Drizzle excess sauce on top of the rice bowls. If you have any extra sauce after this save for a stir fry.