Recipe: Sticky Chicken

28 Apr

I have a special category of favorite recipes in my arsenal that all meet two main requirements:

  1. They taste good.
  2. I always have the stuff on hand to make them.

Of course, I’ve got faves that don’t meet the second requirement, but they’re not in this special category. Nay, this category, (let’s call it the “right now!” category for today), is for those special recipes that not only satisfy the palate but also the time crunch. This recipe, Sticky Chicken, is the #1 in this category- by far.

Sticky Chicken

Recipe adapted from


  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 green bell pepper, roughly chopped
  • pepper (to taste)
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ -full tbsp cornstarch (to achieve desired thickness)


  1. Combine all ingredients, except chicken, in a large skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer.
  2. Cut chicken into bite sized pieces.
  3. Add chicken to sauce. Return to a gentle boil, over medium heat.
  4. Continue cooking, uncovered, until chicken is cooked through.
  5. Mix cornstarch with ½ cup water, add to sauce. Repeat, if necessary, until sauce is to desired thickness.
  6. Serve over rice.

Do you have any “right now!” recipes? Please share them in the comments!

Download the .pdf of this recipe: Sticky Chicken


4 Responses to “Recipe: Sticky Chicken”

  1. Amber K. April 28, 2011 at 9:14 am #

    Oh this looks tasty! Andrew would love it!

    • chefshellina April 28, 2011 at 9:19 am #

      I’m so glad you think so! It’s awesome- and I almost always have all of the ingredients on hand. Delish. 😉

  2. Candace April 28, 2011 at 10:45 am #

    This looks awesome! I love recipes that are easy for weeknight meals. I’m definitely going to give this one a try. Thanks for sharing!

    • chefshellina April 28, 2011 at 10:52 am #

      So excited you like it, Candace- let me know how it goes. 🙂

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