AllYou That little bottled bear in your pantry can be used for a lot more than flavoring your morning cup of tea. In addition to these nifty uses for honey, we have three new recipes that will make your family say, "Sweet!"
Honey Cashew Chicken
Prep: 25 min., Cook: 10 min., Serves: 4
Cost per serving: $3.37
• 1 Tbsp. cornstarch • 1½ tsp. honey
• 2 Tbsp. soy sauce • 6 Tbsp. low-sodium chicken broth
• 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
• 3 cloves garlic, minced • 1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger
• ½ tsp. crushed red pepper • 1¼ lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into ¾-inch dice
• 6 oz. snow peas, trimmed (about 2cups) • 1 large red bell pepper, seeded, cut into strips
• ½ cup unsalted cashews • 2 tsp. sesame oil, optional
1. In a small bowl, whisk 1 Tbsp. water with cornstarch until smooth. Whisk in honey, soy sauce and broth.
2. Warm oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add onion, garlic, ginger and crushed red pepper; cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
3. Add chicken and stir-fry until opaque, 5 to 6 minutes. Add snow peas, bell pepper and cashews and continue stir-frying for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir reserved sauce and pour it into skillet. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes longer, stirring constantly, until sauce is bubbling and has thickened. Drizzle with sesame oil and serve over rice, if desired.
PER SERVING: 378 Cal., 17g Fat (2g Sat.), 82mg Chol., 3g Fiber, 38g Pro., 19g Carb., 600mg Sod.
Manage the heat. If you like a milder dish, use less crushed red pepper. For more spice, add a few shakes of hot sauce when you pour in the soy sauce mixture.
Be prepared. Have all the ingredients ready before you begin stir-frying. The cooking process is quick over high heat, so there won't be time to pause.
Tell us: What's your favorite way to use honey?