Honey Garlic Chicken Breast Recipe

Honey Garlic Chicken Breast is a sweet, savory, and flavor-loaded Chinese dish. It is usually made with chicken breast or thighs, honey, garlic, soy sauce, and basic ingredients. The recipe I have shared here shows you how to make Honey Garlic Chicken Breast with easy step-by-step instructions for you to try and enjoy at home.

I have also shared a detailed video of this recipe to show the cooking process is simple and clear. This Homemade Honey Garlic Chicken is one of the flavor-packed dishes that are perfect to serve for lunch and dinner. And the bonus is it comes together in under 30 minutes.

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What is Honey Garlic Chicken?

Honey Garlic Chicken is a sweet, garlicky, and addictive restaurant-style Chinese dish. It is usually made with chicken breast or thighs, soy sauce, garlic, honey, and some basic other ingredients. The flour-coated chicken breasts are fried and then coated in a super flavorful honey garlic sauce.

While this dish looks so rich and appetizing, the time and the ingredients you will need to make this are minimal. Yes, it takes just 30 minutes and the food for lunch or dinner is sorted out.

This Honey Garlic Chicken is one of the easiest dishes, especially when you crave an Asian restaurant-style dish on busy weeknights or weekdays.

Ingredients

The ingredients you will need to make this Honey Garlic Chicken Breast are basic and should be easily available in most food markets around. Let’s see what they are below.

Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe ingredients on a table
  • For Flower Mix – All purpose flour, and cornstarch for preparing the coating mix for chicken
  • Chicken Breast – I have used 5 pieces of thinly sliced ​​breast pieces but you can also use thighs to achieve similar results
  • Garlic – Gives the best flavor and taste to this dish
  • Soy Sauce – You can use all-purpose soy sauce for the best flavor and you can also use low sodium soy sauce to decrease the sodium intake level
  • Honey – Make this dish incredibly delicious
  • Spice Powders – Ginger, garlic, chili, and pepper powder. And I have also used chili flakes while making sauce for a slight heat

For a detailed ingredients list, Please check out the recipe card below.

How to make Honey Garlic Chicken?

The recipe I have shared here is sweet and savory Honey Garlic Chicken made with breast and basic pantry ingredients. Even though this recipe is made with breasts you can also feel free to use thighs to achieve similar results.

Honey Garlic Chicken Breast in a white plate with rice and broccoli

Following are the high-level instructions to make this recipe but for detailed step-by-step instructions with photos and video, please check out the recipe card below.

To Flour Coat Chicken

  • Prep the flour mix – In a wide bottom tray, add all-purpose flour, cornstarch, chili powder, ginger powder, garlic powder, pepper powder, and salt. Mix until everything incorporated
  • Coat the Chicken – Coat the chicken breast with the flour mix. Make sure to shake the excess and repeat the same for other pieces

To Fry the Chicken

  • Fry the Breast – In a pan with medium heat, pour oil and fry the flour-coated chicken breasts for 3 to 5 minutes
  • Flip and Fry – Flip them and fry for another 5 minutes. Repeat the process until it turns golden brown color
  • Remove – Remove the fried chicken breasts and reserve them for later use

To Make Honey Garlic Chicken

  • Saute the aromatic – In the same pan with the remaining oil, add the minced garlic and saute until it turns aromatic
  • Add sauce and honey – Add the soy sauce, chili flakes, vinegar, honey, and salt, and give it a good mix
  • Boil – Pour 3 tbsp of water and stir well. Now bring the mixture to boil
  • Add Chicken – Add the fried chicken breast into the honey garlic mixture (sauce) and coat well
  • Simmer and Thicken – Simmer the heat and cook until the sauce thickens
  • Garnish – Finally, garnish with sesame seeds and remove from heat. And now the delicious Honey Garlic Chicken is ready for you to taste and enjoy
  • Serve – Serve this sweet and savory dish with rice, roasted broccoli, roasted green beans, or sides of your choice for lunch and dinner

Tips

  • Chicken Breast – Even though I have used breast here, you can also use boneless chicken thighs to make this dish
  • Frying or baking – The chicken breast can be pan-fried, baked, or can be air-fried for this particular recipe
  • How to bake – Bake the flour-coated chicken breast in the preheated oven at 450°F for about 15 to 18 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 ºF
  • To Air Fry – Air fry the breast at 360°F for about 15 to 20 minutes
  • Honey Garlic Sauce – Sauteing the garlic without burning them and the soy saucehoney and vinegar delivers the unique taste and flavor to your chicken
  • Serving – Serve this finger-licking dish with rice, roasted veggies, stir dishesor side dishes of your choice

Storage Suggestions

I would recommend making the dish as fresh as possible to enjoy a comforting meal. And it also requires only 30 minutes to prepare the entire dish. However, you can also store the leftovers in the refrigerator for up to a day in a closed container.

Serving Suggestions

This Honey Garlic Chicken Breast tastes great with white rice, brown rice, or another type of rice dishes. You can also serve some roasted potatoes, roasted broccoliand roasted asparagus alongside for a wholesome meal.

You can also find similar chicken breast recipes below and more at chicken recipes.

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Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe video

I have also shared a detailed video of this Honey Garlic Chicken Breast Recipe below that I hope will help you to make a delicious meal at home.

📖 Recipe

Yield: 5 Pieces

Honey Garlic Chicken Breast

Honey Garlic Chicken Breast in a white plate with rice and broccoli

Honey Garlic Chicken Breast is a sweet, savory, and flavor-loaded Chinese dish. It is usually made with chicken breast or thighs, honey, garlic, soy sauce, and basic ingredients. This Homemade Honey Garlic Chicken is one of the flavor-packed dishes that are perfect to serve for lunch and dinner. And the bonus is it comes together in under 30 minutes.

Prep Time
10 minutes

Cook Time
20 minutes

Total Time
30 minutes

Ingredients

For Flour Coating

  • 2 lbs / 900 gm Chicken Breast (boneless and skinless 5 pieces)

  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour

  • ¼ cup Cornstarch

  • ½ tsp Chili Powder

  • ½ tsp Ginger Powder

  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder

  • ½ tsp Pepper Powder

  • ½ tsp Salt

For Honey Garlic Chicken

  • 3 tbsp Oil

  • 2 tbsp Garlic, minced

  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce

  • 1 tsp Chili Flakes

  • 1 tsp Vinegar

  • 3 tbsp Honey

  • Salt, as needed

  • 3 tbsp Water

  • Sesame Seeds, to garnish (please check out the notes section for more tips and variations)

Instructions

To Flour Coat Chicken

  1. In a wide bottom tray, add all-purpose flour, cornstarch, chili powder, ginger powder, garlic powder, pepper powder, and salt. Mix until everything incorporated Flour Mix with spice powders
  2. Coat the chicken breast with the flour mix. Make sure to shake the excess and repeat the same for other pieces Flour coated chicken breast

To Fry the Chicken

  1. In a pan with medium heat, pour oil and fry the flour-coated chicken breasts for 3 to 5 minutes Chicken Breast frying in oil
  2. Flip them and fry for another 5 minutes. Repeat the process until it turns golden brown color Chicken breast flipped and frying in oil
  3. Remove the fried chicken breasts and reserve them for later use Golden brown fried chicken breast

To make Honey Garlic Chicken

  1. In the same pan with the remaining oil, add the minced garlic and saute until it turns aromatic Garlic is being sauteed
  2. Add the soy sauce, chili flakes, vinegar, honey, and salt, and give it a good mix Adding honey to garlic and soy sauce mixture
  3. Pour 3 tbsp of water and stir well. Now bring the mixture to boil Honey garlic sauce is boiling
  4. Add the fried chicken breast into the honey garlic mixture (sauce) and coat well Coating chicken breast with honey garlic sauce
  5. Simmer the heat and cook until the sauce thickens Honey Garlic coated chicken breast in a pan
  6. Finally, garnish with sesame seeds and remove from heat. And now the delicious Honey Garlic Chicken is ready for you to taste and enjoy Honey garlic chicken garnished with sesame seeds

To serve

  1. Serve this sweet and savory Honey Garlic Chicken with rice, roasted broccoli, roasted green beans, or sides of your choice for lunch and dinner Serving honey garlic chicken over rice and broccoli

Notes

  1. Chicken Breast – Even though I have used breast here, you can also use boneless chicken thighs to make this dish
  2. Frying or baking – The chicken breast can be pan-fried, baked, or can be air-fried for this particular recipe
  3. How to bake – Bake the flour-coated chicken breast in the preheated oven at 450°F for about 15 to 18 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 ºF
  4. To Air Fry – Air fry the breast at 360°F for about 15 to 20 minutes
  5. Honey Garlic Sauce – Sauteing the garlic without burning them and the soy sauce, honey and vinegar delivers the unique taste and flavor to your chicken
  6. Serving – Serve this finger-licking Honey Garlic Chicken with rice, roasted veggies, stir fry dishes, or side dishes of your choice

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

5

Serving Size:

1 piece

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 545Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 153mgSodium: 853mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 2gSugar: 11gProtein: 60g

Disclaimer: Nutrition information comes from third-party apps and calculators. The information is purely an estimate and provided for information purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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FAQ

What is Honey Garlic Chicken?

It is a sweet, garlicky, and addictive restaurant-style Chinese dish. It is usually made with chicken breast or thighs, soy sauce, garlic, honey, and some basic other ingredients. The flour-coated breasts are fried and then coated in a super flavorful honey garlic sauce.

What goes well with Honey Garlic Chicken?

This dish tastes great with white rice, brown rice, or another type of rice dishes. You can also serve some roasted potatoes, roasted broccoli, and roasted asparagus alongside for a wholesome meal.

Can I make this dish with chicken thighs?

Yes, you can replace the breast with boneless chicken thighs to achieve similar results.

I hope you enjoyed the recipe that I have shared here and I would love to hear from you about how it turned out for you. Please let me know.

If you have any other questions, feel free to post them in the comment section below and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Happy Cooking!

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