Honey Chipotle Chicken in a bowl.

Quick Honey Chipotle Chicken Rice Bowls Recipe

Quick Honey Chipotle Chicken Rice Bowls Recipe - sweet and spicy chicken with honey chipotle sauce, vegetables and served over rice. Quick, easy and flavorful!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken rice bowls, honey chipotle chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 438 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1,5 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch or flour
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 chipotle peppers see note
  • 1 Tablespoon adobo sauce from the can with peppers
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice optional but recommended
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 pkg frozen vegetable mix thawed, I used Asian blend
  • cooked rice
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  1. In a blender, place honey, brown sugar, peppers, adobo sauce, salt, garlic, ketchup, vinegar and lime juice. Blend until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper and sprinkle cornstarch or flour over. Toss chicken to coat.
  3. In a large saucepan, heat up oil and butter until butter is melted. Add chicken to pan and cook until done, browning on all sides, about 7 minutes or so.
  4. Pour sauce over chicken and stir together. Cook over medium heat, until sauce is bubbly. Stir often.
  5. In a measuring cup, mix together cornstarch and water. Add to saucepan and cook until sauce thickens. Stir often.
  6. Add veggies and stir together.
  7. Serve over rice.

Recipe Notes

This dish was spicy for me but my Hubby thought it could use more heat. If you love spicy food, you may want to add one more chipotle pepper.

Nutrition Facts
Quick Honey Chipotle Chicken Rice Bowls Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 438 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 116mg39%
Sodium 1284mg56%
Potassium 703mg20%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 230IU5%
Vitamin C 5.6mg7%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.