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If you love to meal prep your meals you will love this easy honey garlic chicken recipe! It’s so juicy and tasty, loaded with protein and fiber, and ready in just 30 minutes.

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Juicy and tender chicken bites, cooked in with a delicious honey garlic sauce and then served with sauteed broccoli on a bed of cooked quinoa. Planning your meals could be the key to staying on track with your healthy eating habits. Meal prepping can be very helpful for those who don’t have enough time on their hands to cook daily. This easy honey garlic chicken recipe is the perfect healthy chicken recipe to serve your family for a weeknight dinner.

Why you will love this easy chicken recipe

  • Perfect for meal prepping: if you plan your meals ahead this recipe is for you!
  • Easy to make: its really easy to make this chicken meal prep recipe. All you need is about 30 minutes all together to get this all prepped up and ready to go.
  • Healthy: This chicken dish is so wholesome and a perfectly healthy meal. With the right amount of protein, carbs. and fiber.
top view of a bowl of honey chicken, broccoli, and quinoa

Ingredients you will need

avocado or groundnut oil
chicken breast
egg
cornstarch
salt and pepper
one head broccoli
sesame oil
quinoa
Honey Garlic Sauce:
honey
sriracha sauce
garlic cloves
rice wine vinegar
sesame oil
To garnish:
green onions
black or white sesame seeds

ingredients to make honey garlic chicken

How to make Honey Garlic Chicken from scratch

Prepare 2 bowls, one with beaten egg, and second with cornstarch mixed with a pinch of salt and pepper.

Dip the chicken into the beaten egg. Place all the pieces into the cornstarch and toss to lightly and evenly coat.

Heat the oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken pieces in a single layer without overlapping. Cook until golden brown on all sides, about 8-10 minutes.

honey garlic chicken bites

In a medium bowl whisk all the sauce ingredients. Pour sauce over the chicken and toss to coat then set aside. Quickly wipe the pan clean with a paper towel, and add in the remaining oil.

Preheat skillet again, stir fry the broccoli until they start to brown. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and set aside.

sauteed broccoli in pan

Add about 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa to each meal prep bowl. Divide the broccoli and chicken among your bowls and arrange over the quinoa.

Garnish with green onions, sesame seeds, and lime wedges. Refrigerate for up to 4 days. Serve cold or reheated, as desired.

chicken broccoli and quinoa meal prep bowls

Recipe notes and tips

  • Chicken: we prefer you to use lean chicken breast. But you may use boneless chicken thighs. you may switch the protein to either shrimp if you like.
  • Broccoli: use fresh if possible. Frozen will also work. Don’t like broccoli? use any of your favorite veggies like green beans or Brussel sprouts.
  • Oil: any oil works
  • Quinoa: if you don’t like quinoa, you may use brown rice.
  • Store these honey garlic chicken in containers in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • This meal is slightly spicy but you may either add less sriracha or skip it completely.
top view of honey chicken with broccoli and quinoa in a meal prep bowl

Frequently asked questions

What goes well with honey garlic chicken?

We love serving honey garlic chicken with some sort of veggies like broccoli, green beans, or Brussel sprouts, and a side of carbs like brown, quinoa, or roasted potatoes. You can get as creative as you like with what you serve it with. You can even try spaghetti.

How do you thicken honey garlic sauce?

To thicken the honey garlic sauce, we simply just coated the chicken with corn starch which will eventually blend in with the sauce. If the sauce is still on the thin side, you can mix about 2 tsp of cornstarch with water and add it to the sauce. Alternatively, you may use any flour.

Do you season chicken before cooking?

Its better to season your chicken before cooking and allow it to marinade to get delicious tender and juicy chicken. Some may use marinate their chicken with spices as they cook the chicken in the pan which is also fine to do.

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5 from 41 votes

Honey Garlic Chicken Meal Prep

By: Rena
Servings: 4
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
close up honey chicken with broccoli and brown rice
Juicy and delicious honey garlic chicken bites served with broccoli and quinoa. Perfect for meal prepping!Quinoa

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp avocado or groundnut oil, divided
  • 4 chicken breasts, diced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 tsp kosher salt, divided
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa

Honey Garlic Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp sriracha sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

To garnish:

  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1-2 tsp black and white sesame seeds, or as desire

Instructions

  • Prepare 2 bowls, one with beaten egg, and the second with cornstarch mixed with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Dip the chicken into the beaten egg. Place all the pieces into the cornstarch and toss to lightly and evenly coat.
  • Heat the oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken pieces in a single layer without overlapping.
  • Cook until golden brown on all sides, about 8-10 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl whisk all the sauce ingredients. Pour sauce over the chicken and toss to coat then set aside.
  • Quickly wipe the pan clean with a paper towel, and add in the remaining oil.
  • Preheat skillet again, stir fry the broccoli until they start to brown. About 2-3 minutes. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and set aside.
  • Add about 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa to each meal prep bowl. Divide the broccoli and chicken among your bowls and arrange over the quinoa.
  • Garnish with green onions, sesame seeds, and lime wedges.
  • Refrigerated for up to 4 days. Serve cold or reheated, as desired.

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Notes

  • Chicken: we prefer you to use lean chicken breast. But you may use boneless chicken thighs. you may switch the protein to either shrimp if you like.
  • Broccoli: use fresh if possible. Frozen will also work. Don’t like broccoli? use any of your favorite veggies like green beans or Brussel sprouts.
  • Oil: any oil works
  • Quinoa: if you don’t like quinoa, you may use brown rice.
  • Store these honey garlic chicken in containers in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • This meal is slightly spicy but you may either add less sriracha or skip it completely.

Nutrition

Calories: 583kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 58gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 191mgSodium: 1323mgPotassium: 1538mgFiber: 7gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 1163IUVitamin C: 147mgCalcium: 120mgIron: 4mg

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

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
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About Rena Awada

Hi, I’m Rena! Welcome to my blog. I am here to help you prepare delicious, light, fresh meals that your whole family will love!

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27 Comments

  1. This recipe looks wonderful. Although this recipe is gluten free, I have restrictions in my diet and I can’t eat broccoli and quinoa.

  2. How much should the different chicken breast weigh to get the protein target in the nutritional information?

  3. 5 stars
    What a fantastic, easy, tasty recipe! Thank you for sharing, I will be making this many times again in the future! One shortcut: I skipped the eggs and just mixed all of the cut-up chicken in cornstarch, seemed to work just fine!

  4. 5 stars
    Just made this today. If you’re buying larger chicken breasts, you’ll probably need to double the sauce recipe. The sauce is SO good.

  5. 5 stars
    I have prepared the honey garlic chicken a few times , without the garlic, everyone like it very much, I add a lots of chopped coriander and also every time with different vegetables.
    Thanks Rena for your delicious recipes

  6. Please consider putting weight measurements for the chicken. The 4 chicken breasts I used must have been considerably bigger than yours. I had to triple the corn starch mixture, double the sauce amount, and use 4 times the oil. I also had to cook in 4 batches. For me, it doubled the cook time. Also, “golden brown” is not a good indicator for chicken breast. I temped my chicken to make sure it was safe but not overdone. Golden brown would have resulted in dried out chicken.

  7. 5 stars
    Very good! Right amount of spice in the sauce mixture. Loved the experience in making it. Did not which oil to use for cooking the chicken so I did not use the avocado oil and stuck with roasted sesame oil I had. Came out great! Thank you for the recipe!

  8. Great recipes as always! I don’t like sirracha and you say we can omit which is fine..but what else could we use to make it a little bit spicy …but stick to the good macros? Any suggestions ?

    1. This came out really good when I first tasted after making fresh. However, when I reheated the meal prep I had for the next day, a lot of the flavor was lost. The sauce dried up. I am not sure if I did something wrong or if this is just because of microwaving.

  9. 5 stars
    Love it, it’s great for a quick meal and the left overs are wonderful. I love all of your recipes.

  10. 5 stars
    Fridays we don’t usually cook, but today i tried to prepare something light, and this meal was just the one, deliciousnesssssssss.