The sweetness from the honey in this recipe pairs well with a semi-sweet wine. Tassel Ridge Iowa Edelweiss has nice tropical fruit notes, with pineapple especially prominent, and is an excellent wine pairing for this recipe.
Tassel Ridge Honey Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 1 Tbsp cold water
- 2 tsp, plus 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 3 Tbsp honey
- 2 Tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
- ⅛ tsp salt
- ⅛ tsp pepper
- 1 16-oz pkg frozen broccoli stir-fry vegetable blend
Combine cornstarch and water in small bowl. Stir until smooth. Set aside. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add honey, soy sauce, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring, until chicken is no longer pink, 2 to 3 minutes (chicken should reach 165°F). Remove from skillet. Set aside. Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil to skillet. Add vegetable blend. Stir-fry until just tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Return chicken to skillet. Stir in cornstarch mixture. Bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, until thickened, about 1 minute. Serves 4.
Serving Suggestion—Serve with rice or noodles.
Wine Recommendation—Tassel Ridge Iowa Edelweiss
Iowa Edelweiss is a semi-sweet white wine with the scent of ripe pineapple followed by hints of mandarin orange, pear, and pineapple on the palate. Made entirely from Edelweiss grapes grown in our Iowa vineyards, Iowa Edelweiss pairs well with chicken dishes, spicy Asian foods, Caribbean-jerk spiced meats, and salads made with pineapple, pear, apple, or papaya. Serve chilled.