Honey Garlic Chicken is an epic 12 minute chicken breast recipe with a magic 5 ingredient Honey Garlic Sauce! This is a terrific back pocket quick dinner idea for busy nights that’s made with pantry staples. It’s quite amazing how so few ingredients can transform into such a tasty sauce for chicken!

BONUS: This can be made with any protein – beef, pork, lamb, shrimp/prawns, even tofu!

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Honey Garlic Chicken Breast in a skillet, fresh off the stove

Honey Garlic Chicken Breast

This sauce for chicken breast is a variation of my Honey Garlic Salmon which has been popular with readers for many years.

If I were ever to do a summary of my top 5 Most Used Sauces, Honey Garlic Sauce would probably be right at the top of the list. I love it because it requires so few ingredients that are pantry staples, and when simmered with a seared protein in a skillet so it becomes all bubbly and syrupy…. oh WOW.

It’s just DA BOMB!!! ( <- Who talks like that at my age???! I do. Only in extenuating circumstances. Excitement over crazy delicious secret-weapon sauce falls under this category. 😎)

Spoon drizzling Honey Garlic Sauce over Chicken breast

Close up showing inside of juicy chicken breast with Honey Garlic Sauce

Terrific quick chicken breast recipe

Though I personally have a preference for chicken thighs over chicken breast (better flavour, juicier!), I find myself putting chicken breast in my shopping trolley week after week.

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Thus over the years, I’ve built up a wide variety of quick and easy chicken breast recipes – and this Honey Garlic Chicken is one of my favourite quick dinners that I find myself making over and over again.

What you need

See? I told you that you’d have everything! 😉

Ingredients for Honey Garlic Chicken Breast

How to make Honey Garlic Chicken Breast

  • Split chicken breast in half – so 2 breasts makes 4 pieces;

  • Dust chicken with flour (gives the chicken a slight crust so the sauce clings to it better!)

  • Sear chicken, add butter, garlic, vinegar, soy sauce, honey.

  • Simmer until the sauce thickens. Turn chicken to coat in the amazing honey garlic sauce.


How to make Honey Garlic Chicken Breast

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Want to BBQ it? Use this Grilled Honey Soy Chicken recipe instead.

Notice how the sauce is clinging to the surface? That’s because we dusted the chicken with flour so when it’s pan fried, it creates a crust.

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What to serve with Honey Garlic Chicken Breast

There’s enough sauce to drizzle over veggies and soak into rice or whatever you serve it with. The flavour is strong enough such that you don’t need loads – a bit goes a long way!

It’s pictured above with Cauliflower Rice (tossed with a squeeze of lemon, parsley, salt and pepper) with Cucumber Salad on the side.

Even though it’s got soy sauce in the Honey Garlic Sauce, this doesn’t taste specifically Asian-y. But it’s versatile enough that it will go just as well with Fried Rice as it will with a Macaroni Salad or even Mac and Cheese. Yes really! Try it once and you’ll understand (it only takes 12 minutes, you’ve got the time!!) – Nagi x

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Honey Garlic Chicken breast recipe originally published February 2018, it has since been improved with new photos and video but no change to recipe (I wouldn’t dare, readers love it as it is!).

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