Honey Glazed Carrots

Honey Glazed Carrots - quick and easy healthy side dish that comes ready in 15 minutes from start to finish. Naturally sweet with a little crunch; a perfect addition to your regular weeknight menu!

Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 - 6 people
Calories 219 kcal
Author Immaculate Bites


  • 2 pound baby carrots
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
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  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil, then add carrots and let it cook for about 4 -5 minutes. They should still have some crunch to it.

  2. Remove and add in cold iced water to stop the cooking. Drain and set aside. This step might be done in advance and refrigerated to save time. Reserve.

  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, add butter, honey, lemon juice, garlic, thyme, cayenne and about 1/2 cup of orange juice ,swirling occasionally.

  4. When most of the liquid has reduced,  throw in the carrots and stir until every inch is coated. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes or more  Remove and serve warm.