Hot Garlic Honey + Pretzel-Crusted (grain-free) Chicken Bites

October 5, 2020 By Sarah White No Comments

Garlic and honey are two of this doctor’s go-to’s for cold and flu season. I’ve been making up a batch of honey + garlic based DIY cough syrup every fall now for a few years (you can grab the recipe here) and only recently discovered that spicy garlicky-infused honey also happens to taste wonderful when paired with something crispy. Gone are the days of plugging my nose and taking down a daily spoonful of spicy pungent honey – I’ve chosen to embrace this unique flavour so I’m pouring quick and easy hot garlic honey onto roasted vegetables, using it in salad dressings and drizzling it over crispy grain-free chicken bites (recipe below!).

Garlic contains natural compounds that have been shown to improve your body’s ability to fight off viruses by up-regulating the function of your white blood cells. Studies prove that high doses of garlic can reduced the likelihood of getting sick by 63%. Already feeling unwell? Another study determined that garlic can reduce the duration of an illness by 61%. Delicious and soothing, research shows that raw local honey is more effective than over the counter cough syrups at relieving throat pain. Honey also contains a ton of naturally occurring antiviral and antibacterial properties to naturally boost the immune system. Mix the two together and you’ve got a powerful immune-boosting secret sauce, perfect for adding a little sweet heat to all of your favourite fall meals.

In addition to sharing my quick and easy hot honey recipe with you, I’m also giving you the perfect accompaniment: grain-free crispy chicken bites. This recipe was inspired by my favourite late-night bar treat from local’s only in Toronto and I do believe it’s the best thing that’s come out of this doctor’s kitchen in a while ..

Hot Garlic Honey + Grain-free Pretzel Chicken Bites

This healthier version of my favourite bar food is great for the soul and the immune system! 

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Dr. Sarah White is a Naturopathic Doctor, Integrative health expert and the founder + CEO of This Doctor’s Kitchen — your evidence-based resource for all things health and wellness. Dr. Sarah takes a food-first approach to health with a focus in fertility, longevity and natural beauty. She is recognized as an expert in women’s hormones, thyroid health and anti-aging. Dr. Sarah is a published health author with features in Elle Canada, Best Health, EcoParent & Whole Family magazine.