Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies

Ingredients
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless butterflied chicken breasts
  • 1 (8 oz.) package baby carrots, sliced in half (lengthwise)
  • 4 cups broccoli florets, halved
  • 2 cups snow peas
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced or crushed
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced or grated
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 low-sodium soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 cups water, divided
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
Preparation
  1. Start sauce by whisking together cornstarch and 1/2 cup water to make a slurry, then set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, whisk together brown sugar, garlic, ginger, onion powder, soy sauce, sesame oil, honey and 1 1/2 cups water.
  3. Bring mixture to a boil, while stirring continuously, then stir in cornstarch slurry.
  4. Stir and cook for another 8-10 minutes, or until sauce has thickened, then remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Preheat oven to 425º F and place chicken breasts on a large baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper, then arrange carrots, broccoli and snow peas around the chicken.
  6. Pour 1 cup honey garlic sauce over chicken and veggies, tossing everything until it’s evenly coated, then sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  7. Place baking sheet in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  8. Remove from oven and top with more sauce and more sesame seeds, if desired. Serve hot and enjoy.