Honey Garlic Chicken
Quick and easy skillet honey garlic chicken breast. Seared chicken breast in an Asian honey garlic sauce. Made in less than 15 minutes!
Who else loves 15-minute dinners? I have been focusing on recipes that take little prep and are so quick and easy to whip up on a busy weeknight.
Since my daughter, Sierra, is beginning her Junior year in college and is balancing taking a full load, working two jobs, and trying to eat well, I am always sending her new dinner recipe ideas. They have to be quick with very little prep and with ingredients that are most likely in her pantry already.
This Honey Garlic Chicken is made by sauteeing chicken in butter. The sauce is made with sauteed garlic, butter, honey, apple cider vinegar, and soy sauce. That's it! It literally takes less than 15 minutes from start to finish.
This Sticky Honey Garlic Chicken is crazy delicious with a velvety sauce that you will want to drink! It checks off all of the boxes and can be made in less than 15 minutes. If you throw some rice in a rice cooker and you will have a full meal. I love to serve it with steamed broccoli or edamame. This 15-Minute Chicken will hopefully be a staple in your home in no time at all!
I suggest using thin-sliced chicken breasts. I buy them from the grocery store already sliced in half and it makes the chicken cook so much quicker and more evenly. If you have regular chicken breasts, you can carefully slice the chicken in half lengthwise.
How to make Quick and Easy Skillet Honey Garlic Chicken:
- Start by using thin-sliced chicken breasts. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper. You want to be generous with the seasonings so the chicken doesn't just rely on the sauce for flavor. It can stand on its own!
- Dip the chicken in flour before adding to the skillet. This helps the sauce to adhere to the chicken and not just slip off. If you want to make it gluten-free, dip it in cornstarch or forego the flour altogether. It will taste amazing!
- Cook in salted butter for about 3-4 minutes per side. Add remaining butter and saute garlic for 1 minute. You don't want to cook the garlic for too long or it can become bitter. Add the remaining ingredients and let it simmer until the sauce begins to thicken.
- Remove from heat and coat the chicken in the sauce. Serve with rice, potatoes, or a side of vegetables.
M Denise Thomas
Made this recipe tonight for dinner. I seasoned the chicken breast with salt, pepper and smoked paprika. I omitted rice and had steamed broccoli. It was fast and delicious.
Wow this was delicious! It’s time I give a shout out because I keep using your recipes and loving them. Thank you!
Wow! Quick and easy and even the kids loved it! I could have made more sauce😇
Ican't wait to try this recipe. I love chicken in any way. This looks so delicious too. I love the idea of rice with it also. Thank you Melissa for another great recipe....
Thanks so much, Donna! It is such a quick and easy recipe and we love that these days. 🙂 Hope you are doing great!
This was sooo nice. I didn't have any apple cider vinegar so used balsamic vinegar instead. My husband liked it too so will definitely make it again!
That is a great idea to use balsamic vinegar instead. I bet it gave it amazing flavor. Thank you so much for trying my recipe!
I added a little mikes hot honey! Mmmm so delicious
Tried this tonight and the whole family loved it. It was so quick and easy to make. Nice and light tasting.
After the chicken cooks for 3-4 min on each side, does it stay in the pan when you add the garlic and then the other ingredients?
This works even better if you cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces. And also double the sauce.
Cool! Thanks Doreen
So delicious made this for my husband’s dinner for work and I tried a piece. So happy how fast easy and had all the ingredients! Thank you
This chicken recipe was delicious and very easy to make. I had all of the ingredients on hand. I try to vary my chicken recipes from week to week. I will be adding this recipe to my rotation.
I made this for dinner last night for the family. We all really enjoyed it,so easy to make. I have made many of your recipes and I have not been disappointed. Every chance I get I tell people about your amazing recipes. Thank you for adding so many new ideas to my life.
Love how easy this was to make. Perfect recipe for making dinner in a pinch!
I made this tonight. So good! And so easy!
I’ve made this chicken a few times. I’ve used thin sliced breast and tenders. I actually found the tenders to be my favorite but both ways are really good. I did find that using spreadable butter which is butter and canola oil was the easiest for me because butter can burn if I’m not watchful. Delicious recipe — thank you for sharing it.
Fantastic recipe! And so darn easy to make. I made it gluten free by using corn starch instead of flour.we LOVED it and I will be making it again very soon.
This Honey Garlic Chicken was absolutely divine. So quick and so easy and the sauce was super good. I sliced my chicken breasts in half but pounded them so they would be all the same thickness. Since I didn't have fresh garlic cloves I used granulated garlic. Every recipe I try from your site turns out amazing. Thank you.
Cannot wait to try your chicken recipes. I love your French Bread and find it so easy. I’ll be teaching my grand daughters how to make bread with your recipe. Thanks for sharing.
I added a little mikes hot honey! Mmmm so delicious