My Easy Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe takes less than fifteen minutes to make and is addictively delicious!
Made with simple ingredients, this sticky sweet, savory sauce is so good you’ll want to use it for all your chicken dishes.
This is the perfect dish for busy nights, with only a few minutes of prep work and 8-10 minutes to cook the chicken. My Honey Garlic Chicken is a better alternative to takeout or delivery. No inflated prices or extra charges, and you have complete control over the ingredients, the perfect dish for busy weeknights.
Ingredients to make Honey Garlic Chicken
Let’s start by gathering the ingredients we need to make Honey Garlic Chicken. In Chef Speak, this is called the “Mise en Place,” which translates to “Everything in its Place.”
Not only does setting up your ingredients ahead of time speed up the cooking process, it also helps ensure you have everything you need to make the dish.
- Skinless chicken breasts
- Fresh garlic
- Soy sauce
- Apple cider vinegar (or rice vinegar)
- Unsalted butter
- Salt and black pepper
*If you’d like to kick the heat up a bit, add your favorite hot sauce, sweet chili sauce or red pepper flakes to the sauce.
Can I use this sauce with other meats?
yes, you can. This sauce will go well with pork, beef, lamb, shrimp and scallops, as well as most fish.
How to make Honey Garlic Chicken
- Cut the chicken breasts in half horizontally, making 4 chicken cutlets. Season both sides with salt and black pepper.
- Add the flour to a large plate or shallow bowl and dredge the chicken pieces in the flour.
- Add three tablespoons of butter to a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the butter has melted, place the chicken breasts in the skillet and cook for 2 – 3 minutes. Turn the chicken to the other side and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
- Add the garlic to the pan along with the last tablespoon of butter. Mix the garlic around as the butter melts to allow it to cook quickly (1 minute).
- Add the vinegar, soy sauce, and honey to the pan. Mix the ingredients together until well blended.
- Turn the chicken breasts to coat both sides in the honey garlic sauce. Chicken should reach and internal temperature of at least 165 degrees *If the sauce gets too thick, add a little water to the pan.
Serve the honey garlic chicken over your choice of rice. I used white rice for this dish, but Jasmin rice, brown rice, or cauliflower rice would also work. But no matter what you serve it with, this delicious recipe will soon become a family favorite.
*If you’d like to change this up a bit, add some vegetables to the dish to make a honey garlic chicken stir fry.
*If you’d like to dress the dish up a little, garnish it with toasted sesame seeds, sliced green onions, or chopped parsley.
Honey garlic sauce is made from a base of honey and garlic. Honey sauce can also be made with a variety of other ingredients, including soy sauce, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, rice vinegar, sesame oil, olive oil, lemon juice, hot sauce, and even chicken broth.
If the sauce needs to be thickened, it is often done using cornstarch mixed with a little water.
You can’t go wrong with your variety of rice as a side dish. And when it comes to vegetables, broccoli, green beans, carrots, or stir fry vegetables are good choices.
Recipe is perfect as written. Delicious. I used tenderloins instead of breasts. The recipe makes a lot of sauce. Thank you!
This Easy Honey Garlic Chicken was so good. It is sweet , savory and tangy all at once. My husband has already requested it again. This is the perfect week night meal.
Lori | The Kitchen Whisperer
Such a great recipe that’s perfect any night of the week! Thank you so much for sharing, we loved it!
Chef, whenever I look for a chicken recipe on the internet, your blog pops on my screen. This honey garlic chicken will be dinner tonight. Thank you for the inspiration.
This is my new favourite quick chicken dinner, so easy to make and full of flavour. I loved the honey garlic sauce!
Honey and garlic, such a great combination to use. This was so easy and quick recipe we made over the weekend!
Loreto and Nicoletta Nardelli
The sweet and savory sauce is such a delight in this honey garlic chicken! Everyone loved it
Was short for time for dinner last night and found this recipe. It made a quick meal the my whole family loved!
Wow, that glaze was fabulous! It sure dressed up those chicken breasts and made this dish something special. Such an easy weeknight dinner.
This was so convenient and easy to make for weeknight dinner. Loved the honey sauce as my family loves a little sweetness.
This chicken is phenomenal! I couldn’t believe how quickly it came together, and that sauce — wow. It was so delicious, and I love the flavor the honey added. Definitely going on the rotation.