Honey Garlic Chicken

Updated: Jan 29, 2021

This recipe is good for those nights you don't know what to make for dinner or when you want to spice up or in this case sweetened up 'boring' chicken breast. The extra sauce in the pan is amazing to drizzle on top of your dish and pairs great with brown rice or cauliflower rice. The best part is, you probably have everything in your pantry to make this flavourful recipe.


  • 2 chicken breasts , boneless and skinless

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1/4 cup (60g) flour

  • 3.5 tbsp (50g) unsalted butter (or 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil)

  • 2 garlic cloves , minced

  • 1.5 tbsp apple cider vinegar (or white or other clear vinegar)

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce , light or all purpose (or coconut aminos)

  • 1/3 cup (90g) honey (or maple syrup)

Here's how you do it:

  1. Cut the breasts in half horizontally to create 4 steaks in total. Sprinkle each side with salt and pepper.

  2. Place flour in a shallow dish. Coat chicken in flour and shake off excess.

  3. Melt most of the butter in a large skillet over high heat - hold back about 1 tsp for later.

  4. Place chicken in skillet and cook for 2 - 3 minutes until golden. Turn and cook the other side for 1 minute.

  5. Turn heat down slightly to medium high.

  6. Make a bit of room in the pan and add garlic and top with remaining dab of butter. Stir garlic briefly once butter melts.

  7. Add vinegar, soy sauce and honey. Stir / shake pan to combine. Bring sauce to simmer, then simmer for 1 minute or until slightly thickened.

  8. Turn chicken to coat in sauce. If the sauce gets too thick, add a touch of water and stir. At this point if you want to add in any veggies like broccoli, zucchini or mushrooms you can (they taste amazing in the honey garlic sauce too).

  9. Remove from stove. Place chicken on plates and drizzle over remaining sauce.

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