This honey rhubarb chicken recipe uses rhubarb, spring's prized vegetable, in a delicious savory sauce that's both tart and sweet. It's a play on sweet and sour chicken with tender, juicy meat and bold, sweet flavors. Using just 10 ingredients, it's easy to execute and makes a healthy dinner that's ready in under 30 minutes.
1cupchopped rhubarb, fresh or frozen
¼ cupchopped onion
¼ cupsoy sauce, gluten-free if needed
8mediumchicken thighs, boneless, skinless
Sesame seeds and minced cilantro, for serving
In a blender, combine the rhubarb, honey, onion, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic and blend on high until smooth.
1 cup chopped rhubarb, ½ cup honey, ¼ cup chopped onion, ¼ cup soy sauce, 1 tablespoon chopped ginger, 4 cloves garlic
In a large bowl, toss the chicken with the cornstarch.
8 medium chicken thighs, 2 tablespoons cornstarch
Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken thighs and sear until brown on both sides, about 5 minutes per side.
2 tablespoons cooking oil
Pour the sauce into the pan and bring it to a boil. Let it boil rapidly for 2-3 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked and the sauce has thickened. Serve the chicken with some sesame seeds and minced cilantro sprinkled over the top.
The rhubarb on the plate in the pictures is there so you know right away what this recipe is made with. As rhubarb is very tart, we don't recommend serving it sliced beside the chicken.