Easy Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe

Looking for new ideas for seasoning chicken? Well, this recipe for honey-garlic chicken breasts is a finger-licker. Ready in about 10 minutes, it’s the perfect choice for a quick weekday dinner. The best part is that you already have most of the ingredients in your kitchen pantry. 

So you serve this delicious chicken on a nest of rice, accompanied by a portion of green vegetables and that’s it! So here’s how to prepare this mouth-watering recipe without further delay: 


  • 1 lb chicken breasts, boneless and skinless (about 2 breasts)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup flour (or cornmeal for a gluten-free version)
  • 3 tablespoons and 1/2 of unsalted butter (or 2 tablespoons and 1/2 of olive oil)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon and 1/2 of cider vinegar (or white vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoon original or light soy sauce 
  • 1/3 cup honey (or maple syrup)


  1. Slice chicken breasts in half horizontally to create 4 portions in total. Sprinkle each chicken piece with salt and pepper to taste. 
  2. Pour the flour into a shallow dish. Coat chicken with flour and shake off excess. 
  3. Melt most of the butter in a large skillet over high heat – set aside about 1 teaspoon for later. 
  4. Place chicken breasts in skillet and cook 2-3 minutes until golden brown. 
  5. Turn over and cook on another side for about 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium. 
  6. Make some room in the pan to add garlic and the remaining teaspoon of butter. Stir in a little garlic once the butter is melted. 
  7. Add vinegar, soy sauce, and honey. Stir to combine well. Bring the sauce to a boil, then simmer for 1 minute or until thickened. 
  8. Turn chicken over to coat well with the sauce. If the sauce is too thick, add a little water and stir. 
  9. Remove from heat. Serve chicken on plates, pour a little sauce on top, and enjoy!

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