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Honey-Glazed Carrots with Thyme & Lemon

Tender carrots are glazed with honey, seasoned with fresh thyme, and hit with a bright splash of lemon juice in this easy, delicious side dish that's perfect for ushering in spring!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 125kcal
Author Samantha Skaggs


  • 1 pound carrots peeled and sliced at an angle, 1/4-inch thick
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons honey DIVIDED
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • Place carrots, broth, 1 tablespoon honey, and salt in an approximately 12-inch skillet set over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Carrots should be almost tender when pierced with the point of a knife.
  • Uncover pan, increase heat to high, and bring to a rapid simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 to 2 minutes or until liquid is reduced to a couple of tablespoons.
  • Add butter, remaining 2 tablespoons of honey, and thyme to skillet, tossing until butter is melted and carrots are coated. Cook for about 3 more minutes, stirring frequently, until carrots are completely tender and glaze has thickened and turned a light golden color.
  • Remove skillet from heat, stir in lemon juice, and season with pepper. Serve immediately, spooning glaze over individual servings.


Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 403mg | Potassium: 388mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 19030IU | Vitamin C: 8.1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 0.5mg