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Bowl of sliced carrots with sunflower seeds

Honey Glazed Carrots with Sunflower Seeds

These Carrots are simmered in broth so they have even more depth of flavor along with the sweetness from glazing and a little crunch and added nutrition from the sunflower seeds.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Carrots
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 2 lbs carrots Peeled
  • 1 cup chicken broth low sodium
  • 4 tbl honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbl unsalted butter
  • 2 tbs roasted sunflower seeds
  • 4 tsp fresh lemon juice


  • Slice the carrots on the bias into pieces that are 1/4" thick and approx 2" long. Combine the carrots, broth, 2 TBL honey, and salt in a 12" nonstick skillet.

  • Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and continue to cook covered, stirring occasionally until the carrots are almost tender about 5 minutes.

  • Uncover, return to a boil, and continue to cook until the liquid has reduced to about 4 tablespoons, about 2 minutes.

  • Stir in the butter and remaining 2 TBL of honey. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until the carrots are completely tender and the glaze is lightly golden about 3 minutes.

  • Remove from heat, stir in the lemon juice, sprinkle with the roasted sunflower seeds, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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Honey Glazed Carrots with Sunflower Seeds