Honey Garlic Chicken Breast

By Rena |

This Honey Garlic Chicken Breast recipe will change the way you prepare your chicken forever. Enjoy tender and juicy chicken with each bite and only 30 minutes from start to finish. A perfectly healthy chicken recipe that the entire family will enjoy.

top view of 4 pieces of honey chicken breast in a black skillet with spoon in the honey garlic sauce on the side of the chicken breast

There are endless ways to prepare chicken but this honey garlic chicken breast recipe is one of our favorite ways to cook up chicken. The chicken comes out so tender and juicy and it’s just really easy to make. Made with simple ingredients and ready in just under 30 minutes. The honey garlic sauce is made of fresh garlic, chicken broth, soy sauce, and honey. There can’t be a simpler way to prepare your chicken breast than this honey garlic chicken recipe. Very delicious and pairs well with everything.

why you will love this chicken breast recipe

  • Simple and easy: No complicated list of ingredients needed to make this easy honey garlic chicken recipe . Easy to make too and ready in just 30 minutes tops.
  • Healthy and delicious: This simple chicken breast recipe is made with healthy and clean ingredients which makes it perfectly healthy to enjoy with loads of protein and its just so good!
  • Meal-prep friendly: If you meal prep, this honey chicken recipe is for you. Slice the chicken up and pair it with some baked sweet potatoes and a side of veggies! They store well too!
side shot of close up image of honey chicken

Ingredients you will need and substitutes

  • Olive oil: you may use any other oil you have
  • Chicken: we used chicken breast but feel free to use bonelss chicken thighs or even switch it up and use shrimp or salmon.
  • Seasonings and herbs: lemon-pepper, salt & pepper, fresh parsley
  • Garlic: please use fresh garlic cloves for the best taste. If you must you can use garlic powder but we do highly recommend using fresh.
  • Chicken broth: if you dont have any chicken broth you may use vegetable broth
  • Soy sauce: use low sodium or you may use coconut aminos
  • Flour: we used gluten-free flour but you can use all-purpose or wheat flour
  • Honey: we prefer that you use honey, but you can also use maple syrup or brown sugar. The taste will vary slightly.
ingredients to make honey garlic chicken breast

How to make this honey garlic chicken breast recipe

  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Season the chicken: Next, season the chicken with salt and lemon-pepper seasoning on both sides.
cooked chicken breast on a pan
  • Cook the chicken: Cook over medium-high heat for 10-12 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked through. Set aside and cover to keep warm.
  • Make the honey garlic sauce: Next, to the same preheated skillet, make the sauce: add the garlic and cook for no more than 1 minute. Add the chicken broth, soy sauce, gluten-free flour, honey and whisk well, or until no visible lumps.
honey being added to make the sauce
  • Add the chicken back into the skillet: Return the chicken to the skillet and spoon over the honey garlic sauce. Continue to cook for a minute or two, just until hot.
  • Serve: Finally, serve immediately garnished with fresh chopped parsley.
honey sauce being poured over chicken

Frequently asked questions

What is the healthiest way to cook chicken breast?

As long as you avoid frying chicken you are safe! The best way and healthiest way to cook your chicken breast is to either grill or bake it. You can also sautee chicken on your grill top with a small amount of oil.

What temperature should you cook boneless chicken breast?

If you are baking your chicken breast, bake at 350°F (177˚C) for about 25 to 30 minutes. The best way to check if the chicken is cooked through is to use a food thermometer to check the thickest part of the breast until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. If you are cooking the chicken on your stovetop, cook on medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side. You may also use temperature to check doneness.

What can I add to a chicken breast for flavor?

You always marinate your chicken which will make it more juicy and flavorful. To add more flavor to your chicken breast use herbs and seasonings. There are many options so use your favorite. Consider adding fresh garlic with a hint of honey as well for a more flavorful chicken dish.

top view chicken breast in a honey garlic sauce

Recipe notes and tips

  • Do not cook the chicken on high heat to prevent it from drying out.
  • Use fresh garlic instead of garlic powder.
  • Use other protein if you like. Consider shrimp or salmon.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for uo to 3 days.
  • Use coconut aminos intead of soy sauce if you prefer.
  • Serve this honey garlic chicken with white rice, brown rice, or quinoa. For a low carb option, serve with cauliflower rice instead.
top view chicken breast in a honey garlic sauce in a black skillet

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top view of 4 pieces of honey chicken breast in a black skillet with spoon in the honey garlic sauce on the side of the chicken breast

Honey Garlic Chicken Breast

Simple chicken breast recipe cooked in a honey garlic sauce. Tender and juicy chicken that's easy to make and ready in just 30 minutes.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian
Diet: Low Fat
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
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Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 378kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 chicken breasts about 5 oz each
  • 2 tsp lemon-pepper seasoning
  • Kosher salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

Sauce:

  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp gluten-free flour
  • 1/4 cup honey

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Season the chicken with salt and lemon-pepper seasoning on both sides.
  • Cook over medium-high heat for 10-12 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked through. Set aside and cover to keep warm. About 5-6 minutes on each side.
  • Next, to the same preheated skillet, make the sauce: add the garlic and cook for no more than 1 minute. Add the chicken broth, soy sauce, gluten-free flour, honey and whisk well, or until no visible lumps.
  • Return the chicken to the skillet and spoon over the honey garlic sauce. Continue to cook for a minute or two, just until hot.
  • Serve immediately garnished with fresh chopped parsley.

Notes

  • chicken: we love using chicken breasts since they are leaner but if you are a fan of chicken thighs and you aren’t counting macros, you can use boneless chicken thighs.
  • broth: the recipe is that of chicken so we used chicken broth. you may use vegetable broth.
  • please use fresh garlic instead of garlic powder
  • all-purpose or whole wheat flour can be used instead of gluten-free flour. Alternatively, you may use cornstarch in place of the flour.
  • do not overcook the chicken breast to prevent them from drying out and get that rubbery texture.

Nutrition

Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 874mg | Potassium: 927mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 83IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg
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