Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
- Chicken – I typically use chicken thighs for this recipe because I like the darker meat with a little extra flavor however, I sometimes use chicken breast instead, which ever chicken meat I have on hands.
- Cornstarch – Using cornstarch or flour to coat the chicken before you brown it helps to create a beautiful crust on the outside to lock in the moisture. It also helps to thicken the sauce.
- Butter & oil – I like to use both butter and oil to sear my chicken sometimes. It helps to prevent too much of a sear aka burn but it also adds a bit of extra buttery flavor which is nice.
- Garlic – We’re using 5 cloves in this recipe. If you love garlic you’re going to love this recipe! If you don’t love garlic as much as I do feel free to use fewer cloves.
- Honey – I typically always have raw honey on hand as I do prefer to use unpasteurized honey for health purposes. Not just in this recipe, but for anything! Once heated, it will lose some of those beneficial properties, but I still do prefer the flavor of it. You use what you have, it’ll still be amazing.
- Apple cider vinegar – This is the tangy sour element that balances out the honey.
- Salt & pepper – To taste!
- Fresh parsley – A pop of green and vibrant finishing touch.
Cook all together. Serve over your favorite rice.
Cooking Tips & Variations
- If you prefer to use whole chicken breasts or thighs rather than cutting them up you can. Sometimes it’s nice to serve a whole piece of chicken for fancier occasions. In this case, for a bit more caramelization, place it under the broiler for a couple of minutes in the end.
- Swap the apple cider vinegar for lemon or lime juice if that’s what you have on hand.
- For a little heat, throw in some red pepper flakes.
- Switch up the garnish completely and sprinkle on some toasted sesame seeds instead of parsley.
- Add some grated ginger with the garlic for an even more authentic Asian flavor.
- Skip the salt and use soy sauce instead. Adds another layer of yummy flavor!
- Easily double the amount of sauce used if you like yours really saucy! If you have lots leftover, keep it stored in a jar for a couple of days and use it as a dipping sauce.