Honey Garlic Chicken (One Pot)

Quick and easy honey garlic chicken recipe, made in one pot or one pan on stovetop, with simple ingredients. This 30 minute meal has a sweet, spicy and sticky sauce.

After seeing how much you all loved my one pan chili lime chicken recipe, I knew I had to share this honey garlic chicken stir fry too. The chicken is so moist and tender and that sticky sauce has the perfect sweet and spicy flavor that’s mind-blowing!

Easy Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe

How do you make honey garlic sauce for chicken?  How do you make honey sauce for chicken?

  1. Combine together the following ingredients for honey garlic chicken sauce in a nonstick saucepan: chicken broth or water, salt, pepper, garlic, red chili flakes, honey, vinegar, soy sauce.
  2. Cook over medium high heat until liquid is reduced and sauce thickens.

How do you make honey garlic chicken thighs?

  1. Stir fry the chicken until golden brown.
  2. Add broth or water, salt, pepper, garlic, red chili flakes, honey, vinegar, soy sauce and mix everything together.
  3. Cover and cook for a few minutes.
  4. Uncover and cook a little longer to reduce the liquid.
  5. Garnish and enjoy.

How do you make honey garlic glaze?

  1. Combine together the following ingredients for honey garlic chicken sauce in a nonstick saucepan: chicken broth or water, salt, pepper, garlic, red chili flakes, honey, vinegar, soy sauce.
  2. Cook over medium high heat until liquid is reduced and sauce thickens.
  3. Brush this thick sauce on cooked/baked/grilled/fried chicken.

One Pot/ One Pan Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe

Honey garlic chicken wings

Use chicken wings instead of chicken breasts.

Honey garlic chicken thighs

Use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts.

Honey garlic chicken legs

Use chicken legs instead of chicken breasts.

Slow cooker honey garlic chicken/ crock pot honey garlic chicken

Add all the ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on high heat for 3-4 hours or until chicken is fully cooked.

Honey garlic chicken marinade

  1. Combine together the following ingredients in a bowl: chicken breasts, chicken broth or water, salt, pepper, garlic, red chili flakes, honey, vinegar, soy sauce.
  2. Mix everything together.
  3. Cover bowl and chill for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  4. Bake or grill or even cook on stovetop.

Honey Garlic Chicken Breast

Tips for easy one pan honey garlic chicken breast:

  • This can be served with the following sides/ side dishes: bread, rolls, breadsticks, boiled rice, fried rice, quinoa, salad, mashed potatoes, oven roasted broccoli, oven roasted asparagus.
  • Red chili flakes are optional but they do a subtle spicy kick that I love.
  • Use any honey you like. Different honeys from different parts of the world give this recipe a distinct flavor.
  • Use both, garlic powder and fresh garlic, for maximum garlic flavor.
  • The amount of garlic can be adjusted, based on your preference but the quantities I have included below give the best results.
  • Don’t replace honey with corn syrup, sugar or molasses because the flavor changes dramatically.
  • Either broth or water can be used but if you are using broth, make sure it’s low sodium so as to prevent the meal from becoming too salty.

Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe (30 Minute Meal)

Variations:

  • Make Chinese honey garlic chicken and vegetables  by adding some frozen Asian vegetables in the last 5-6 minutes.  Also use 1 tsp sesame oil during cooking and garnish with sesame seeds, prior to serving.
  • For crispy honey garlic chicken, stir fry the chicken breasts, coated in some flour or cornstarch, until golden brown and crispy. Remove chicken from the pan and keep aside. In the same pan, make the sauce by mixing together remaining ingredients until thick. Add crispy chicken back into the pan and coat it fully with the sauce. Serve immediately.

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Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe (One Pot Meal)
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Honey Garlic Chicken

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Quick and easy honey garlic chicken recipe, made in one pot or one pan with simple ingredients on stovetop. This 30 minute meal has a sweet, spicy and sticky sauce.

Servings: 4 People
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: chicken recipe, garlic chicken, honey garlic chicken
Calories: 428 kcal
Author: Abeer

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 4 Chicken breasts
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 5 tbsp Garlic Finely minced
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 1/4 cup Chicken broth Or water
  • 2 tbsp Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Red chili flakes Optional

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a nonstick pan over medium high heat.

  2. Add chicken and sprinkle salt, pepper and garlic powder. Cook both sides until light golden brown. 

  3. Add garlic and let it cook for about 30 seconds or until fragrant.

  4. Add honey, broth, vinegar, soy sauce, red chili flakes. Mix everything together.

  5. Cover and cook for 6-8 minutes.

  6. Then, uncover and let it cook until liquid is reduced to your desired consistency.

  7. Garnish with finely chopped green onions or sesame seeds and enjoy. 

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
Nutrition Facts
Honey Garlic Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 428 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 144mg 48%
Sodium 574mg 24%
Potassium 921mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Sugars 23g
Protein 49g 98%
Vitamin A 2.8%
Vitamin C 8.3%
Calcium 2.9%
Iron 6.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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