Tamari Honey Chicken with Broccoli & Almond Butter Sauce

Oven-baked chicken thighs are given a gourmet makeover with our sticky-sweet tamari and honey flavoring. Paired with steamed broccoli and drizzled with a velvety, rich Asian-style almond butter sauce, this is a meal that truly tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen!
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Nutritional Bonus: Chicken is one of the best sources of tryptophan, an essential amino acid that's key to your body's production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter. Serotonin plays a role in helping reduce anxiety levels and depression.

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  • 4Servings

Ingredients

  • 4 tsp low-sodium tamari, divided
  • 2 tbsp raw honey, divided
  • 2 tsp finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 1 1/4 lb), trimmed of fat
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 tbsp raw or roasted natural unsalted almond butter
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp Sriracha or hot sauce, optional

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. In a large bowl, whisk together 2 tsp tamari, 1 tbsp honey, ginger and oil. Add chicken and toss to coat. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet in a single layer and roast for 10 minutes, until cooked through. (NOTE: The USDA recommends cooking to an internal temperature of 165°F when tested with a food thermometer.)
  2. Meanwhile, fill a large pot with water and fit with a steamer basket. Bring to a boil and add broccoli. Steam for 3 to 4 minutes, until tender-crisp.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk together almond butter, remaining 2 tsp tamari, remaining 1 tbsp honey, vinegar and Sriracha, if desired. Divide chicken and broccoli among serving plates and drizzle broccoli evenly with almond butter sauce.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 2 chicken thighs, 1 cup broccoli, 1 tbsp sauce
  • Calories: 288
  • Carbohydrate Content: 14 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 93 mg
  • Fat Content: 12 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 32 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 529 mg
  • Sugar Content: 9 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 3 g