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