Honey Soy Chicken with Green Beans

  • on May 15, 2019
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Here’s a quick and easy weeknight meal. This is such a quick cooking recipe and hits all the notes on your taste buds from sweet to spicy to a little zing at the end. My kids love this one and I don’t have to force anyone for seconds because they ask for it themselves. I hope you guys give this recipe a try, please don’t forget to like, comment and share with family and friends. Don’t forget to check out the recipe video posted below, and if you make this at home please don’t forget to share pics with me on my instagram. Until next time,

The Trippin Mommy

Honey Soy Chicken with Green Beans

Honey Soy Chicken with Green Beans

This is a very easy and quick weeknight meal. It’s heathy and tastes amazing with it’s perfect balance between sweet, spicy and acid. Enjoy it with steamed rice or with a side salad. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Keyword: Honey Chicken, Soy Chicken, Spicy Honey Chicken, Spicy Soy Honey Chicken
Servings: 4 People
Author: Fatima Maniya


  • 1 Lb Boneless Chicken Thighs
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic
  • Cayenne to taste
  • 1/2 Tbsp Tamari (Dark soy sauce)
  • 1 Tsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp Distilled Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 3 Tbsp Honey
  • Green onion for Garnish
  • Sesame seeds for garnish

Green Bean Sauce

  • 1 Cup Green beans trimmed
  • Left over chicken marinade
  • 1/2 Tsp Ginger
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic
  • 3 Dried Chili balls
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Corn starch slurry
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame oil (Can be substituted)


  • In a bowl marinate chicken with salt, pepper, cayenne, tamari, rice vinegar, vinegar, garlic and honey. Mix well and refrigerate for 1 hour at least. 
  • In a skillet heat oil to a medium temperature and add your chicken. You do not want your chicken to brown and sear right away because the sugars from the honey will start burning and your chicken will not have cooked thru. Cook on both sides for 2 minutes before letting the sugars caramelize. 
  • Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside. 

Green Bean Sauce

  • In a pot heat water, salt it and boil the green beans for 2 minutes for crisp tenderness. 
  • Now remove them from the water and add them to a bath of ice water to cool them immediately. 
  • In a skillet heat oil, to this add ginger, garlic and chili balls. Stir fry until fragrant. 
  • Now add the leftover chicken marinade. Mix for a few seconds, and add your green beans. Cook the green beans in the sauce for a couple of minutes and season with salt, pepper and honey. Mix well!
  • Now add the chicken to the sauce, mix well and add corn starch slurry to the skillet to thicken the sauce. 
  • Mix well and turn off the heat! Garnish with green onions. 
    Serve it on a bed of steamed rice or with a side salad. 


I have not used sesame oil in the recipe personally because my daughter is allergic to sesame seeds. Please substitute any ingredients to the best suitable ingredient if you or anyone in the house suffers from any allergies. 
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