Honey Ginger Chicken


4 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
1 tbs unsalted butter
6 quarter sized pieces of ginger, flattened
1/2 cup shallots, minced
1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
1/2 cup honey
2 tbs soy sauce
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp ground roasted sichuan peppercorns
2 tbs dry sherry
1 tbs toasted sesame seeds
This is an Asian inspired recipe that is sweet and spicy.

  • In a heavy large skillet, melt the butter and saute the ginger, onion and nutmeg over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  • In a small bowl mix the honey, soy sauce and pepper together.
  • In the same skillet, saute the chicken on medium heat for 2 minutes per side.
  • Add the honey mixture and simmer for about 3 minutes, basting often.
  • Turn the breasts and cook for 4-5 minutes more.
  • Remove the chicken with a slotted spoon and keep warm in a 225 degree oven. Discard the ginger.
  • Add the sherry to the sauce and simmer on medium high heat for 2 minutes to make a glaze, stirring constantly. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  • Slice the chicken diagonally, 1/2 inch thick.
  • Overlap the slices on a war plate and spoon sauce over, then sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Serve with steamed rice and snow peas if desired.




20 min


15 min


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