Here’s an easy, customizable recipe to curb the sweet tooth and any craving for Asian-inspired comfort food. The honey and rice vinegar help offset the spiciness of the Sriracha.

To reduce the number of calories from carbohydrates, you can use less honey and supplement with a natural sweetener such as Stevia in the raw, as well as use less jasmine rice and supplement with cauliflower pearls or rice. I purchased all of the ingredients from Kroger so the meal is relatively affordable and easy to source.

Ingredients for 5 servings

1 1/2 lb chicken breast, cut into 1/2 to 1-inch chunks
Vegan substitute: tempeh, extra firm tofu
Sauce:
3 tablespoons Sriracha (or more/less to taste)
3 tablespoons lite soy sauce
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
3 tablespoons raw honey
1g (1/2 teaspoon) Stevia in the raw (OPTIONAL for added sweetness)
1 1/2 tablespoons arrowroot starch
Substitutes: corn starch; tapioca starch
Garnish
sesame seeds
chopped green onion
crushed red pepper

STEPS

  1. Mix together the ingredients for the sauce and set aside. You can customize the sauce to make it just right for you but be careful about adding more honey and even Sriracha since they can increase calories. If you want to add more heat, consider adding crushed red pepper.
  2. Set a nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Once hot, spray with olive oil then toss in the chicken.
  3. Sear and cook the chicken for about 6 to 8 minutes, or until the outside edges of it are brown and no longer pink.
  4. Reduce the heat of the skillet to low and/or momentarily remove the skillet from the heat in order to cool it down some.
  5. Make a hole in the middle of the skillet, then pour in the sauce. As soon as it begins to simmer, immediately and continuously stir so that it does not clump. NOTE: If the skillet is too hot, the sauce will burn and will become gummy and slimy instead of thick and smooth. Continue cooking for an additional 2 to 3 minutes to ensure the chicken is completely cooked. You can remove the skillet from the heat if necessary, but keep the chicken in the skillet so it cooks under the heat.
  6. Garnish and enjoy!
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