Hot Honey Chicken & Rice Bowls

Hot honey lovers, these bowls are a must make. Best part? YOU control the spice, so you can make these as hot or as family-friendly as you like.

Hot Honey Chicken & Rice Bowls
  • 2 Persian cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 c. rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 large sweet potatoes (about 20 oz. total), halved lengthwise, thinly sliced into half-moons
  • 1 large head of broccoli, cut into florets
  • 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided 
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 c. water
  • 1 c. long-grain white rice, rinsed
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 2 lb.) 
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/3 c. honey
  • 1 tbsp. sriracha
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

    Step 1
    Place cucumbers in a heatproof jar. Add vinegar, soy sauce, granulated sugar, and enough hot water to cover cucumbers. Let sit until ready to use. 
    Step 2
    Preheat oven to 400°. Place potatoes and broccoli on 2 separate baking sheets. Drizzle each with 1 tablespoon oil and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder; generously season with salt and black pepper and toss to coat.
    Step 3
    Roast broccoli and potatoes until broccoli is tender-crisp, about 25 minutes. Toss potatoes and continue to roast until crisp and browned in spots, 10 to 15 minutes more. 
    Step 4
    Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan over high heat, bring water, rice, and 1 teaspoon salt to a boil. Reduce heat to low, then cover and cook until rice is tender and water is absorbed, about 18 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit, covered, about 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. 
    Step 5
    In a large skillet over medium heat, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Season chicken with chili powder, salt, and black pepper on both sides. Cook chicken, turning occasionally, until golden brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part registers 165°, about 8 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest 5 minutes. Cut into bite-size pieces. 
    Step 6
    Wipe skillet clean. Return to medium heat and cook honey, sriracha, and red pepper flakes, stirring constantly, until honey is warmed through and simmering, about 2 minutes. Return chicken to skillet and toss to coat. 
    Step 7
    Divide rice among bowls. Top with chicken, roasted vegetables, and pickled cucumbers. Drizzle hot honey from skillet over bowls. 
    Step 8
    Make Ahead: Cucumbers can be pickled 2 weeks ahead. Store in jar in refrigerator.

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