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15-Minute Honey Garlic Chicken

This easy honey garlic chicken recipe is ready in just 15 minutes. This recipe is so easy to throw together, and the sweet and tangy goodness will set you up with flavor for days.

Easy honey garlic chicken

Making a big batch of chicken is one of the most convenient ways to end up with a whole bunch of ready-to-eat protein without a lot of fuss. But do you have to sacrifice on flavor?

No, of course you don’t. You can make this easy honey garlic chicken, which is both easy-as-heck to make AND mega delicious. If you’re here to set yourself up for success at the table, you’re in the right place.

Ingredients for honey garlic chicken

You can probably guess three of the ingredients from the recipe title. But what goes into making this yummy chicken dish? Check out the ingredients below:

  • Chicken breast (boneless, skinless)
  • Honey
  • Soy Sauce
  • Garlic
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Cornstarch
  • Salt & Pepper

That’s all it takes!

Is honey good on chicken?

The combination of honey and chicken is absolutely divine. Throw in a little heat to balance the sweet, and you're really talking my kinda flavor.

The sauce on this honey garlic chicken strikes a wonderful balance of flavor and is sure to please all crowds (but also yourself).

How to make easy honey garlic chicken

One of the beautiful things about a 15-minute recipe is that you can make it after work or as soon as you need it. It's quick and so simple to make. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Add all of the sauce ingredients to a small bowl. Mix well and set aside.
  • Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes. Place in a large bowl and set aside.
  • Add cornstarch to the large bowl of chicken. Mix until all of the chicken is coated in cornstarch.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to cover the skillet. Once the oil is covering the pan, add the chicken. Cook for about 10 minutes or until chicken is 165 degrees internally.
  • Add the sauce mixture to the skillet and stir. After 30 seconds, turn the heat to low so that the chicken and sauce can simmer together for about 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Remove chicken from the pan. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions.
  • To portion, divide into 6ths; for a more exact portion measurement, divide total food weight (not including dish) by 6.
  • Serve over rice.

Slow cooker honey garlic chicken

Love to use the slow cooker? Here's an easy way to make slow cooker honey garlic chicken.

  • Add all of the sauce ingredients to a small bowl. Mix well and set aside.
  • Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes. Place in a large bowl and set aside.
  • Add cornstarch to the large bowl of chicken. Mix until all of the chicken is coated in cornstarch.
  • Put the chicken into the slow cooker. Pour the sauce over the chicken.
  • Cook into the slow cooker and cook for 4 hours on low or until chicken is 165 degrees.
  • Add sesame seeds and green onions.
  • Serve with rice or lettuce wraps.

More easy chicken recipes

If you poke around this website for a little while, you’ll see that I love to prepare easy flavorful chicken recipes. Here are a few examples:

What to eat with honey garlic chicken

Honey garlic chicken works very well as a sandwich filling (with bread or a wrap), with rice or another similar carb-base, as lettuce wraps, or even on its own.

If you come up with a favorite way to eat this recipe, let me know about it in the comments! If I think it’s extra cool, I’ll add it to the recipe!

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These are two bowls of easy honey garlic chicken. There are pieces of light brown chicken covered in a light sauce. The chicken pieces are topped with sesame seeds and slices of green onions as well. The chicken is on top of rice. There is a pair of chopsticks to the right of the bowl.
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5 from 11 votes

15-Minute Honey Garlic Chicken

This easy honey garlic chicken recipe is ready in just 15 minutes. This recipe is so easy to throw together, and the sweet and tangy goodness will set you up with flavor for days.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, honey garlic
Servings: 6
Calories: 246kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • skillet

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup corn starch

Sauce Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp garlic
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • salt & pepper

Serve With:

  • rice, sesame seeds, green onion

Instructions

  • Add all of the sauce ingredients to a small bowl. Mix well and set aside.
  • Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes. Place in a large bowl and set aside.
  • Add cornstarch to the large bowl of chicken. Mix until all of the chicken is coated in cornstarch.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to cover the skillet. Once the oil is covering the pan, add the chicken. Cook for about 10 minutes or until chicken is 165 degrees internally.
  • Add the sauce mixture to the skillet and stir. After 30 seconds, turn the heat to low so that the chicken and sauce can simmer together for about 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Remove chicken from the pan. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions.
  • To portion, divide into 6ths; for a more exact portion measurement, divide total food weight (not including dish) by 6.
  • Serve over rice.

Notes

  • This dish is gluten and dairy free. 
  • To make vegetarian: Use tofu instead of chicken
  • For extra carbs: Serve with rice or veggies

Nutrition

Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.7g | Protein: 33.2g | Fat: 4g
Recipe Rating




Joanna

Friday 18th of November 2022

Our family loves this recipe. We meal prep it to eat throughout the week. My daughter always asks for seconds. So easy and tasty.

Courtney Koenig Wojack

Wednesday 6th of April 2022

If I could give this 100 stars, I would! It is AMAZING! Even my picky husband who eats like a 2 year old love is. He liked it so much he has mad it for his own meal prep multiple times now. It’s so easy and so freaking delicious!

Ashley M

Monday 7th of February 2022

I meal prepped this dish this week and OMG is it so easy and delish!! My husband stole a piece of the chicken while it was simmering at the end and thought it was amazing! So amazing, in fact, that he stole a whole container of it that I had prepped for my lunch! Thank you Jordo, your recipes never disappoint! 😀

Sarah

Sunday 30th of January 2022

Made this for dinners last week and it was so tasty! Super simple which is what I need in my life 🤩

Emily

Monday 17th of January 2022

Hands down my favorite go to quick chicken dish! I love all the flavors and my picky kids devoured it. I paired mine with rice and mixed veggies!! Will definitely make weekly!