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Honey Garlic Chicken
This easy honey garlic chicken recipe can be made right from the comfort of your home. It’s simple and will curb any craving for delicious Asian inspired cuisine.
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  1. HONEY GARLIC CHICKEN INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS HONEY GARLIC CHICKEN RECIPE
  3. STORAGE
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Honey and garlic chicken will curb any craving for delicious Asian cuisine. No need to order Chinese takeout to enjoy the sweet, crispy, deliciousness of chicken and rice. Now, you can make this easy honey garlic chicken recipe right from the comfort of home. It’s simple!

Wondering what to serve with honey garlic chicken? You can’t go wrong serving it over a bed of rice. Instant Pot Brown Rice is delicious and easy to make. If you’re looking to add some vegetables to this dish, be sure to try out this Simple Sauteed Vegetables Recipe.

Honey Garlic Chicken

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HONEY GARLIC CHICKEN INGREDIENTS

You will need:

  • 2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 ½ tablespoons sesame oil
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (or 1 ⅛ cups total) honey
  • 2 tablespoons of chili sauce
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Green onions, chopped, for garnish
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish
  • Cooked rice, for serving

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

Sesame oil: You could also use olive oil in place of the sesame oil. If you prefer to use avocado oil or sunflower oil, those would work just fine as well.

Rice: Honey garlic chicken would be delicious served over any type of rice. I love Jasmine rice and tend to have it at home, so I usually use that for this recipe, but you could use any type of white rice or brown rice as well.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS HONEY GARLIC CHICKEN RECIPE

STEP ONE: Sprinkle the chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

STEP TWO: In a large skillet, over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Add half of the chicken and cook until it begins to turn golden brown on all sides, but not fully cooked through. Remove chicken from the pan onto a plate lined with a paper towel and keep warm. Drain the skillet. Using the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter, repeat these steps for the remaining chicken.

Honey Garlic Chicken

STEP THREE: To the same large skillet, heat the sesame oil. Add onion and sautee until translucent.

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STEP FOUR: Add minced garlic. Saute for one minute more.

STEP FIVE: Add honey, chili sauce, and soy sauce. Bring to a low boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the sauce has thickened and reduced enough to coat a spoon.

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STEP SIX: Return the chicken to the pan, stirring to coat the chicken with the sauce, and simmer for 7 to 12 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked through.

STEP SEVEN: Serve the chicken over rice. Sprinkle the chicken with the chopped green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.

STORAGE

In the fridge: Leftover honey garlic chicken can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container. It will stay good this way for 3 to 5 days.

In the freezer: Honey garlic chicken also makes for a great freezer meal. You can make a double batch, or throw the leftovers in the freezer in an airtight container for up to 3 months. When ready to eat, move the chicken to the fridge to allow it to thaw.

Honey Garlic Chicken

Nothing beats crispy, sweet and tangy chicken from your favorite Chinese takeout. Honey garlic chicken is the absolute perfect thing to curb your cravings. This recipe is super easy to make at home, it’s delicious and full of flavor. Next time you’re in the mood for Asian cuisine, this is a recipe you have got to try.

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Honey Garlic Chicken

Honey Garlic Chicken

5 from 1 vote
This easy honey garlic chicken recipe can be made right from the comfort of your home. It’s simple and will curb any craving for delicious Asian inspired cuisine.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp butter, divided
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sesame oil (or olive oil)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/8 cup (1 cup plus 2 tablespoons) honey
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • Green onions, chopped, for garnish
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish
  • Cooked rice, for serving

Instructions
 

  • Sprinkle the chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • In a large skillet, over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Add half of the chicken and cook until it begins to turn golden brown on all sides, but not fully cooked through. Remove chicken from the pan onto a plate lined with a paper towel and keep warm. Drain the skillet. Using the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter, repeat these steps for the remaining chicken.
  • To the same large skillet, heat the sesame oil. Add onion and saute until translucent.
  • Add the minced garlic. Saute for one minute more.
  • Add honey, chili sauce, and soy sauce. Bring to a low boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the sauce has thickened and reduced enough to coat a spoon.
  • Return the chicken to the pan, stirring to coat the chicken with the sauce, and simmer for 7-12 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked through.
  • Serve the chicken over rice. Sprinkle the chicken with the chopped green onions and
    sesame seeds, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 681kcal | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 2337mg | Potassium: 1017mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 80g | Vitamin A: 297IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2mg
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