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easy honey garlic chicken


sticky and easy honey garlic chicken made fast and simple, with the most amazing 5-ingredient honey garlic sauce that is so good you’ll want to use it on everything

With a recipe that includes both chicken thighs AND chicken breasts, you’re just minutes away from the most addictive Honey Garlic Chicken dinner the whole family loves! The perfect meal to have when you feel like eating something sweet with a hint of savoury.
Crisp and sticky skin (which is optional), a beautiful sauce and perfectly cooked chicken. It doesn’t get any better!
Sticky and Easy Honey Garlic Chicken made simple, with the most amazing and addictive 5-ingredient honey garlic sauce that is so good you’ll want it on everything! | cafedelites.com

easy honey garlic chicken

This super-simple recipe makes a crisp-tender chicken with a perfect, sticky glaze. You may (or may not) remember the crispy oven fried chicken I made a couple months ago? Well, this sauce was so good on those chicken pieces, that I wondered what would happen if I cooked some pieces right in the sauce without any crumbing or breading needed.

honey garlic sauce

This sauce not only tastes amazing, it’s incredible satisfying watching it bubble and morph into a perfectly balanced savoury, sweet and garlicky syrup. But your mouth really begins to water watching the sauce simmer all around your chicken and coat it so effortlessly. The bonus of this recipe? It makes up so much sauce that you have enough to drizzle to over some rice or steamed broccoli.
Sticky and Easy Honey Garlic Chicken is so easy to make using chicken thighs or breasts. Plus the best honey garlic sauce! | cafedelites.com

chicken thighs or breasts?

Chicken thighs are perfect for this recipe, since dark meat is super moist and packed full of flavour. Although, we also love this recipe with chicken breasts… they are incredible in this sauce.
The best part about this Honey Garlic Chicken? You have ALL the ingredients in your kitchen pantry/kitchen tap/refrigerator already.
  • Honey? YES ✓
  • Soy Sauce? YES ✓
  • Vinegar? YES ✓
  • Water? OF COURSE ✓
  • Garlic? Not even a question ✓
So few ingredients needed for the perfect sweet to salty honey garlic sauce that will have you licking your fingers after every juicy bite.
Honey Garlic Chicken Sticky and Easy Honey Garlic Chicken is your new family favourite chicken dinner! | cafedelites.com
Easy Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Sticky and Easy Honey Garlic Chicken made simple, with the most amazing and addictive 5-ingredient honey garlic sauce that is so good you’ll want it on everything! Quick and easy using chicken thighs or breasts, your new family favourite chicken dinner is here!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings6 people
Calories384 kcal
  • 6 chicken thighs, bone in or out, with or without skin*
  • Salt and pepper, to season
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder, to season
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup water (or chicken broth)
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar (or apple cider vinegar, or any white vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  1. Season chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder; set aside.
  2. Heat a pan or skillet over medium high heat; sear chicken thigh fillets or breast fillets on both sides until golden and cooked through.
  1. Reduce heat after searing on both sides, cover skillet with a lid and continue cooking until the chicken is cooked through, while turning every 5 minutes until done. Alternatively, see notes for oven method.
  2. Drain most of the excess oil from the pan, leaving about 2 tablespoons of pan juiced for added flavour.
  1. When chicken is done and cooked through, arrange chicken skin-side up in the pan (if cooking with skin); add the garlic between the chicken and fry until fragrant (about 30 seconds). Add the honey, water, vinegar and soy sauce. Increase heat to medium-high and continue to cook until the sauce reduces down and thicken slightly (about 3-4 minutes).
  2. Garnish with parsley and serve over vegetables, rice, pasta or with a salad.
Recipe Notes
*For chicken breasts: use 3 breasts, sliced horizontally in half. Sear breast fillets on each side until golden and cooked through (about 6 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of your fillets). Continue directions from the sauce, onwards.
**For oven baked, bone-in thighs: Preheat oven at 400°F or 200°C. Sear chicken in an oven proof skillet or pan, skin side down first for 3 minutes. Flip and sear for a further 3 minutes until browned each side. Then bake in the oven for a further 20-25 minutes, until completely cooked through and no longer pink inside. Continue directions from the sauce, onwards.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 384Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 141mg47%
Sodium 281mg12%
Potassium 336mg10%
Total Carbohydrates 17g6%
Sugars 15g
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A2.3%
Vitamin C1.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.