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Quick and Easy Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe

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Have you ever looked at the clock and thought, “Oh crap, I need to feed everyone again!”

I almost always have good intentions to follow our meal plan, but occasionally time slips by before I start prepping for dinner. The worst is when I forget to pull meat out of the freezer to defrost.

Get dinner on the table in about 30 minutes with this honey garlic chicken recipe.

Other nights I am just plain tired. My head hurts, my back aches, and everyone is in the beginning stages of being hangry.

On those nights I don’t want to cook. While dining out or having food delivered might seem like a good idea, it’s usually not.

It’s more expensive. It’s not any quicker than cooking.

And the kids don’t always eat it either (despite their excitement to eat elsewhere).

Sure, a break now and again is fine – heck, it’s deserved! – but I try to keep a few quick and easy recipes in my back pocket. (Literally, because I pin food all the time and keep my phone in my back pocket.)

Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe

Every busy cook needs a few simple, yet mouthwatering meals that are ready in about 30 minutes.

You’re going to LOVE how easy this is. Seriously. Are you ready?

Looking for quick and easy meal ideas? This honey garlic chicken recipe is simple, flavorful, and ready in a little over 30 minutes. Add this easy dinner recipe to your meal plan rotation. It's perfect for busy nights!

This post contains affiliate links. Printable recipe available below.

Honey Garlic Chicken Ingredients:

  • 2 Pounds skinless chicken
  • ½ Cup honey
  • ⅓ Cup crushed garlic
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ Cup cornstarch

Serve with:

2 Cups broccoli (steamed, roasted, however you prefer!)

2 Cups cooked rice

Or substitute one of the above sides with our baked zucchini fries.

How to Make Honey Garlic Chicken

Add honey, crushed garlic, soy sauce, pepper, and cornstarch in a skillet. Stir for five minutes over medium-low heat.

Cut the chicken into bite sizes pieces and add to the skillet. (Did you know it’s super easy to cut chicken with kitchen shears? I learned this recently and wanted to pass that tip along.)

Mix the chicken pieces in well with the honey and garlic mixture.

Simmer for 30 minutes.

Serve and enjoy with broccoli and rice!

This Honey Garlic Chicken recipe makes a quick and easy dinner.

Easy, right?

If you happen to have leftovers, try the chicken in a wrap for lunch the next day.

Want to kick up it a notch and make it a little more spicy? Try substituting the black pepper for crushed red pepper. 

Honey Garlic Chicken Printable Recipe

Get dinner on the table in about 30 minutes with this honey garlic chicken recipe.

Honey Garlic Chicken

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Delicious honey garlic chicken served with a side of broccoli and rice.

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds skinless chicken
  • ½ Cup honey
  • ⅓ Cup crushed garlic
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 Tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ Cup cornstarch
  • 2 Cups broccoli
  • 2 Cups cooked rice

Instructions

  1. In a skillet over medium-low heat add honey, crushed garlic, soy sauce, pepper and cornstarch, stir for 5 minutes.
  2. Cut the chicken into bite sizes pieces and add to the skillet.
  3. Mix well with the honey and garlic mixture.
  4. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Divide into dishes, side with broccoli and rice.
  6. Serve and enjoy.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 744Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 202mgSodium: 452mgCarbohydrates: 75gFiber: 4gSugar: 36gProtein: 71g

Nutrition information isn't always accurate and may vary based on ingredients and measurements used.

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We hope you enjoy this Honey Garlic Chicken recipe and find it’s a great dinner solution for busy weeknights!

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ali

Thursday 17th of January 2019

I'm not sure what I did wrong, but I doubled the recipe because it sounded so delicious, and it is currently cooking on the stove, but it is a gummy, nasty mess and I think I'm going to have to throw it away. :( I'm hoping that it just needs to cook longer, but it looks nothing like your picture and I have a feeling it's going to go in the trash. I'm sad.

Darcy Zalewski

Monday 4th of February 2019

I hope it ended up turning out for you. I have not doubled the recipe before so I am not sure how much the cooking time varies when doing so. It sounds like the cornstarch may have thickened the sauce up too much.

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Emily

Sunday 7th of August 2016

Quick and easy has my name written all over it. Thanks for the recipe.

Sahana

Sunday 7th of August 2016

Looks yum! Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty . See you again next week

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