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This Honey Chicken is tender chicken tossed in a skillet with butter, honey, garlic, fresh lemon juice, spices, and soy sauce. This Honey Lemon Chicken is a quick and easy 15-minute chicken dish.

This Honey Chicken is tender chicken tossed in a skillet with butter, honey, garlic, fresh lemon juice, spices, and soy sauce. This Honey Lemon Chicken is a quick and easy 15-minute chicken dish.

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This Honey Chicken is tender chicken tossed in a skillet with butter, honey, garlic, fresh lemon juice, spices, and soy sauce. This Honey Lemon Chicken is a quick and easy 15-minute chicken dish.

Honey Chicken Ingredients:

  • Chicken BreastI suggest using boneless, skinless chicken breast or thighs, cut into bite-size pieces.
  • Salt and Peppersprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper before tossing it in cornstarch.
  • Cornstarchthis is what helps the sauce adhere to the chicken and also gives it a slightly crispy coating. You may use flour instead. 
  • Garlic Powder also called granulated garlic. May substitute garlic salt for the garlic powder but just omit the salt above.
  • Butteruse salted butter in this honey chicken recipe.
  • Olive Oilthe combination of oil and butter helps to create the perfect crust.
  • Honeyuse a regular, pure runny type of honey in this honey glazed chicken recipe.
  • Garlicuse finely diced fresh garlic cloves for the best flavor.
  • Lemon Juice —  I suggest using freshly squeezed lemon juice for the freshest flavor.
  • Soy Saucemay use regular soy sauce or gluten-free tamari sauce.
  • Oreganothis is optional but adds an extra layer of flavor.

This Honey Chicken is tender chicken tossed in a skillet with butter, honey, garlic, fresh lemon juice, spices, and soy sauce. This Honey Lemon Chicken is a quick and easy 15-minute chicken dish.

How to make Honey Lemon Chicken:

  1. Start by cutting the chicken into bite-size pieces. Pat dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Toss in cornstarch and coat well.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil. Cook chicken for 8-10 minutes. 
  3. Add butter, garlic, honey, lemon juice, and soy sauce in a pan. Let cook and thicken for about 5 minutes. 
  4. Sprinkle with fresh oregano or parsley and serve.

If you love this recipe, check out my Asian Sticky Chicken Recipe with Coconut Rice. The coconut rice recipe would taste amazing with this honey garlic chicken recipe.

This Honey Chicken is tender chicken tossed in a skillet with butter, honey, garlic, fresh lemon juice, spices, and soy sauce. This Honey Lemon Chicken is a quick and easy 15-minute chicken dish.

Tips and Q & A:

Can I use flour instead of cornstarch to coat the chicken?

Yes! You can use either cornstarch or all-purpose flour to coat the chicken. It helps the lemon garlic butter sauce adhere to the chicken.

What can I serve this Honey Lemon Garlic Chicken with?

You can serve this on top of rice, with creamy mashed potatoes, with smashed potatoes, easy oven-roasted potatoes, or served with vegetables like green beans with almonds and lemon zest.

Storage:

This honey lemon garlic chicken can be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. To reheat it, I suggest heating it in a skillet.

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4.99 from 95 votes

Honey Chicken

By: Modern Honey® - www.modernhoney.com
This Honey Chicken is tender chicken tossed in a skillet with butter, honey, garlic, fresh lemon juice, spices, and soy sauce. This Honey Lemon Chicken is a quick and easy 15-minute chicken dish.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients  

  • 1 1/2 lbs. Chicken Breast (cut into bite-size pieces)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • 3 Garlic Cloves (minced)
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • Fresh Oregano or Italian Parsley (chopped for garnish)

Instructions 

  • Start by cutting the chicken into bite-size pieces. Pat dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Place the cornstarch in a bowl and toss the chicken in cornstarch and coat well.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil. Cook chicken for 8-10 minutes. 
  • Add butter, garlic, honey, lemon juice, and soy sauce in the pan. Let cook and thicken for about 5 minutes. * If you want a thicker sauce, you may remove the chicken from the pan and cook the sauce for 5 minutes and then add the chicken and toss together.
  • Sprinkle with fresh oregano or parsley and serve. May drizzle with more honey when serving.

Notes

  • Chicken Breast -- I suggest using boneless, skinless chicken breast or thighs, cut into bite-size pieces.
  • Cornstarch -- this is what helps the sauce adhere to the chicken and also gives it a slightly crispy coating. You may use flour instead. 
  • Garlic Powder -- also called granulated garlic. May substitute garlic salt for the garlic powder but just omit the salt above.
  • Honey -- use a regular, pure runny type of honey in this honey glazed chicken recipe.
  • Lemon Juice --  I suggest using freshly squeezed lemon juice for the freshest flavor.
  • Soy Sauce -- may use regular soy sauce or gluten-free tamari sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 483kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 37g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 9g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 139mg, Sodium: 1123mg, Potassium: 685mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 24g, Vitamin A: 404IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 22mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 483
Keyword: honey chicken, honey lemon chicken, sticky honey chicken
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This Honey Chicken is tender chicken tossed in a skillet with butter, honey, garlic, fresh lemon juice, spices, and soy sauce. This Honey Lemon Chicken is a quick and easy 15-minute chicken dish.


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  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is so easy and SUPER Yummy! After I cook my rice, I add it into the chicken and sauce. I also added broccoli and pineapple. Sauce covers everything nicely. Best dish I’ve found in a while for quick easy weekday meal!

  2. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! I couldn’t wait for the rice to finish cooking before I was eating the chicken!!

  3. 5 stars
    Absolutely love this recipe! It was easy to make and absolutely delicious. I used boneless chicken thighs because I like the way they cook up, (but know it would have been just as delicious using boneless chicken breasts). I did cut the pieces into bite sized which made it so easy to eat over rice. (I actually used a soup spoon to eat it, so I could get chicken, rice and sauce in every bite.). Even though I usually never change recipes around, I made some additions which were really yummy. When my chicken was about 1/2 way done, I added a good handful of slivered almonds and browned them with the chicken – this just added a bit of crunchiness. Then when it was time to add the liquid ingredients , I added maybe only a 1/2 teaspoon of sweet red chili sauce (I don’t like things very spicy). It just gave it a tiny bit of zip. I suppose you could add more or less for a hotter or more mild sauce according to your preferences. I will pass this recipe on… Thank you! 🥰❤️