Healthy AND delicious pasta dishes are hard to come by, but worry no longer—this Lemon Thyme Honey Chicken with Gluten-Free Angel Hair Pasta is unbelievable! Bursting with fresh lemon, lemon thyme, and honey, this pasta dish is your go-to recipe for a quick 30-minute and tasty dinner. Nobody will guess that it’s gluten-free, refined sugar-free, or dairy-free! That part will be our little secret. 😉
I’ve created TONS of dinner recipes and chicken is always something I’ve enjoyed experimenting with. Michael loves pasta—basically all carbs. He’s the carb king. If it were up to him he’d just eat bread, pasta, and cheese all day long. Unfortunately for him, he’s gluten sensitive. That’s where Triple S comes in to save the day!
When he discovered gluten was a problem for him, I felt so bad about all his beloved foods he had to give up. In that case, I was on a mission to introduce him to a healthier and much tastier lifestyle. One of my top priorities was to make something with pasta that he would fall in love with.
That’s where this Lemon Thyme Honey Chicken with Gluten-Free Angel Hair Pasta comes in.
There are gluten-free brands out there that will yield an almost identical taste and texture to traditional flour noodles—but they’re hard to come by. Another issue I have is that most contain corn. I have yet to express my feelings for corn, but, to make it short, it’s not something we should be eating.
Nonetheless, because of the many hidden ingredients and somewhat false advertising on the packaging of products, I’ve become an avid ingredient reader. You’ll almost always see me checking the labels in the grocery store.
Beware! Just because something is labeled “All Natural” “Organic” etc. don’t believe it. Make sure you do your research and read those labels, people! It’s so important—I cannot stress it enough.
Anyways, I’ve tried several gluten-free brands, some with success some … not so much. On one of my grocery runs, I spotted these Hodgson Mill Gluten-Free Brown Rice All Natural Angel Hair with Milled Flaxseed Pasta. I didn’t care what I was going to make with them I just knew I wanted them! After the ingredients met my checklist, I tossed the box in the cart. Thereafter, when I got home my mind traveled down the road of sinless creations.
Since this dish was really for my big bro, I thought to merge some other ingredients he loves—honey and chicken. Then, I realized my mom had just brought me a bunch of fresh lemon thyme that my dad grew! It’s so spectacular. It’s on another level than traditional thyme—although, that’s good stuff too. Nevertheless, after all these things hit me, I knew I had my recipe. 💡 I reached for my pen and paper and got to work!
Then this Lemon Thyme Honey Chicken with Gluten-Free Angel Hair Pasta happened. Just look at those fresh lemon slices and lemon thyme sprigs! Daaaamn. 😮
I love when recipes turn out like this. When I want to mix things up during the week—but don’t have time to spend hours in the kitchen—I know I can always count on this recipe. For that reason, I consistently have a box of this angel hair pasta just in case I get an urge. We all know they happen. 😏
This Lemon Thyme Honey Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta tastes like a five star meal—the freshly squeezed lemon juice, lemon thyme, honey, and organic chicken fall in sync with each other. The tasty honey sweetness gets an A+ for balancing out the natural sourness of the lemon juice.
Needless to say, if you like dinners that are/will:
- Use minimal ingredients
- Take 30 minutes to prepare
- Kiss your tongue with incredible flavors (hello, lemon, honey, and thyme! 💚💛)
- Impress your family, friends, and loved ones
- Boost your confidence (who doesn’t like feeling like a chef?)
Then you will LOVE this Lemon Thyme Honey Chicken with Gluten-Free Angel Hair Pasta!!
For an all-in-one dinner, steam some vegetables to go on the side. I need to have vegetables with every meal, but this dish will definitely fill you up on it’s own—and satisfy you into tomorrow! Store any leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container. To reheat, simply place it in a saucepan, add 1-2 tablespoons of filtered water or chicken broth, and reheat over medium high for a few minutes. 🙂
I can’t wait for you to try one of my favorite chicken recipes! 🙂 What are some of your favorite dishes incorporating chicken? If you make this don’t forget to take a picture and tag me! #sabrinassinlesssecrets or @sabrinassinlesssecrets #TripleS #becausesinlessisdelicious
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (preferably organic), cut in bite-sized pieces
- ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (strained of any pulp or seeds)
- ⅓ cup honey
- ¼ cup low or no sodium chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Leaves from 3 fresh lemon thyme sprigs (can sub regular if you can’t find lemon thyme)
- 2 garlic cloves, very finely minced
- 2 teaspoons lemon pepper
- 1 teaspoon organic apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
- ½ - 1 teaspoon kosher salt (to taste)
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 8 oz. box Hodgson Mill Gluten-Free Brown Rice All Natural Angel Hair with Milled Flaxseed Pasta
- For the sauce, in a medium bowl whisk together the chicken broth, lemon juice, honey (reserve 1 tablespoon), apple cider vinegar, and the spices.
- In a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, add the 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the minced garlic; stir until the garlic is fragrant.
- Next, add the chicken pieces to the skillet and the remaining 1 tablespoon of honey and stir to fully coat every piece of chicken.
- Cook the chicken evenly for 5-10 minutes, or until just about done.
- Pour the sauce in the skillet and turn the heat to medium-low. Allow the sauce to simmer until it reduces and gets a little thicker (about 15 minutes).
- While you’re waiting for the chicken mixture, cook the pasta according to the directions.
- When the pasta is finished, add it to the skillet and gently fold it into the lemon thyme honey chicken mixture. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes and then you’re ready to serve! 🙂
To reheat, simply place it in a non-stick saucepan, add 1-2 tablespoons of filtered water or chicken broth, and re-heat over medium heat. It should just take a few minutes. 🙂