Honey is one of my secret weapons when I want to add a little sweetness to my cooking. I may add a few drops to a vinaigrette, stir a spoonful into yogurt, and love it atop of fried ripe plantains! When dessert time rolls around, honey can be used with a light hand to season fruit salads and fruit tarts or can be drizzled over fresh cheese.
Honey-Lime Shredded Chicken and Giveaway
- 3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 and ½ pounds)
- 2 cups chicken stock divided
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 3 tablespoons of white honey I used Heavenly Organics raw white honey
- ¼ cup of fresh cilantro leaves
- 2 scallions chopped
- Juice of one lime
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 garlic clove minced
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Place the chicken and one cup of chicken stock in a medium pot. Cover and cook over medium heat until the chicken is tender, about 1 hour.
- ransfer the chicken to a large plate and use 2 forks to shred the meat. Set aside.
- While the chicken is cooking, make the sauce by blending one cup of chicken broth, honey, cilantro leaves, garlic, lime and scallions until smooth.
- Pour the sauce over the shredded chicken, add the red pepper flakes, salt and black pepper and stir well. Bring back to the stove and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes more. Serve over white rice.
According to the company Heavenly Organics, their honey is different from other organic raw honeys because it comes from naturally-occurring wild beehives found deep within the pristine forests of Northern and Central India and parts of the Himalayan Mountains. That means that neither the hives nor the free-range bees have ever been exposed to pesticides, pollutants, genetically modified crops or antibiotics. They are proud to say that their honey is chemical free.
The recipe I am bringing to you today is very simple to make, healthy and absolutely delicious. To make my Honey-Lime Shredded Chicken I used Heavenly Organics 100% organic raw white honey, which is velvety soft, thick and flowery. This dish turned out amazing and would be a fantastic choice for dinner any day of the week! It will definitely be added to my easy-meal rotation. The flavors are distinct but balance each other nicely while brightening up the dish. You could serve this Honey-Lime Shredded Chicken over rice, pasta or quinoa. I personally love white rice, so the choice was easy for me.
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This is a sponsored post in partnership with Heavenly Organics, however, the recipe and opinions are my own, as always. Thank you for supporting the brands that support My Colombian Recipes.
Thanks for all your comments, here are the two winners: Diana comment #2 and Manda comment #18.