The Best Honey Garlic Chicken{Ever}

By: Prasanna| Published: 11:45:00 PM
Sticky and delicious Honey Garlic Chicken made with chicken thighs and sticky honey garlic sauce made under 20mins! This Honey Garlic Chicken recipe will be best dinner idea for you.


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This Honey Garlic Chicken is a 20 minute dish which will fix a delicious meal with quick sticky sauce to coat the chicken.

Your weeknight meal can't be better than serving this honey garlic chicken thighs with sticky sauce on bed of rice. It's so good!
honey garlic sauce spilling on honey garlic chicken in a pan

Honey Garlic Chicken

The sauce that goes in this dish is so good and made with basic pantry staples. 

Chicken thighs is the best choice for this dish as the chicken breast meat tends to get dry and hard once cooked for a long time. Thigh meat will be juicy.

What Is Honey Garlic Sauce Made Of? How To make Honey Garlic Sauce For Chicken?

The simple ingredients that go in this sauce are here:
  • Butter
  • Honey 
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Dried Parsley
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Soy Sauce
  • Water
To make the honey garlic sauce first you need to cook ginger and garlic in butter so that the raw smell of ginger and garlic is gone.

Next, start adding all listed ingredients to the pan, one by one and let it simmer till the sauce starts to thicken.
list of ingredients to make honey garlic chicken (1)

How To Brown The Chicken?

To get the chicken browned perfectly, first heat the cast iron pan.

Make sure the pan is hot enough so that when you add the chicken to the pan it will start with browning the edges of the chicken soon.

How To Make Honey Garlic Chicken?

Step1:  Marinate the chicken pieces with salt, pepper powder. Dredge the chicken pieces in cornstarch and shake off excess flour. Keep this aside.
a bowl with chicken coated with flour

Step2:  In a skillet, add 2 Tbsp butter and let it melt. Once butter melted, add chicken to the pan and cook it till the chicken is browned. Once done, keep it aside.

a bowl with chicken coated with flour
a cast iron pan with fried chicken

Step3:  Heat skillet and add remaining 2 Tbsp butter to the pan and let it melt. Add garlic , ginger to the pan and cook till it's soft. 

Add remaining ingredients to the pan and let ti simmer for some time till the sauce starts to thicken.

Step4:  Next add cooked chicken to the pan and let the sauce coat the chicken well. Cook the sauce with chicken till sauce thickened.Serve the chicken with rice or your favourite side.

how to  make honey garlic chicken
a close up of a pan with honey garlic chicken
delicious honey garlic chicken served with rice

What To Serve With Honey Garlic Chicken?

You can enjoy this chicken with rice, your choice of noodles, or even over mashed potatoes!

How Do You Thicken Honey Garlic Sauce?

The sauce has honey , so once the sauce starts to cook it will start to thicken.

If you add more water to the sauce then to thicken the sauce you can add cornstarch.

Tips to make the honey butter garlic chicken:

  • Do not overcook the chicken as it will make the chicken chewy and dry.
  • Chicken thigh meat is best for this recipe as its juicier than breast meat so it does not get dry after cooking.
  • You can always adjust the heat level in the sauce by skipping red pepper flakes.
  • If you like to try then using shrimp or even salmon in this recipe will taste great too. But remember not to overcook.
  • Leave some extra sauce in the pan, do-not  cook the entire sauce.As the chicken tastes amazing with some extra sauce drizzle while serving.


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