Honey Garlic Chicken Breast Recipe

I am in love with Asian food. They are super easy and quick to make; need only a few ingredients that are already available at home. I have shared a few Asian recipes with you, and today I want to share another Asian recipe that will surely please you. It’s the honey garlic chicken breast recipe, you may be thinking not again because I have already shared two honey garlic chicken recipes, but weren’t they tasty? 

If yes, then you have to try this one too, because it’s also delicious. First, we will pound the chicken breast to make them tender, then will coat them, fry them, and finally cook them in honey garlic sauce. The sweetness of the honey balance out the strong flavor of garlic, and makes the chicken breast taste incredibly flavorful.

So are you ready to make another quick and delicious dish for dinner? 

Let’s dive in.

Why Should You Try Honey Garlic Chicken Breast

Honey garlic chicken breast is an all-in-one dish. It has crispy, yet juicy and tender chicken breast dipped in sweet and tangy honey garlic sauce.

Once you taste them, they will make you feel like heaven in the mouth. (make this liner shorter)  It’s simple to prepare, packed with flavor, and perfect for any entertaining occasion. 

The honey in this recipe pairs beautifully with the garlic to create an intense yet mellow flavor and make your taste buds come alive.(Make it shorter too) The chicken breasts are cooked in a skillet over medium-high heat until they’re slightly charred.

Then they are simmered in a homemade Honey Garlic sauce on low heat until tender and juicy.  And you won’t need lots of ingredients, or preparation to make this.

It won’t take more than half an hour, and the dish will be on your table. Who stops you, just go and give a bite, you will feel each bite of it! 

Plus, it’s an easy dish that can be made ahead and then reheated when you’re ready to eat. So what do you think should not this dish be definitely high on your list?

Honey Garlic Chicken Breast Recipe

Honey Garlic Chicken Breast Recipe

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Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral Cuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes
Calories

130

kcal
Total time

35

minutes

When you’re tired of eating bland and boring chicken breasts, you should try something like honey garlic chicken breast. These sticky chicken breasts will spice up your regular diet. And making this dish is also simple.

First, you need to read the chicken and then dip it in the coating. Then we will fry it on low oil, and make the sweet and tangy honey garlic sauce. Finally, cook the chicken in the sauce, and it’s ready.

It’s not a time-consuming process but the steps are a little more. Let’s explore more.

Ingredients

  • 500 grams of chicken breast

  • ½ cup of all-purpose flour/cornflour

  • ¼ cup of honey

  • ¼ cup of light soy sauce

  • ¼ cup of chicken stock

  • 5 garlic cloves

  • 2 tablespoons of butter

  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon of chili flakes

  • 1 teaspoon of salt

  • Tools
  • Iron skillet

  • Large and wide mixing bowl

  • Mixing jug

  • Rolling pin

  • Ziplock bag

  • Serving tray

Steps TO MAKE Honey Garlic Chicken Breast

  • Pounding The Chicken Breast: Place your chicken breast inside a zip lock bag or just wrap it with wrapping paper. Using anything heavy like a rolling pin, mallet, pestle, or even a wine bottle will also do the work. Use it and beat the chicken breast for a minute. This will make the chicken breast tender and will also help to release your stress.Pounding The Chicken Breast
  •  Sauce Preparation:Take 5 garlic cloves, finely mince them, and keep them aside. In a jug, pour ¼ cup of honey, ¼ cup of light soy sauce, and one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Now give it a good mix and keep it aside.Sauce Preparation
  • Mix The Coating: In a large and wide mixing bowl, we will mix the coating so we can easily coat the chicken. Add ½  cup of all-purpose flour, one tablespoon of garlic powder, one teaspoon of chili flakes ( i add one tablespoon to make them a little spicey), and one teaspoon of salt.
    Give it a good mix, and the coating is ready.Mix The Coating
  • Coat Chicken Breast: Take your pounded chicken breast one by one and dip them in the mixed coating. Cover them with coating and ensure not even a dot is left without the coating. Take them out, shake them to get rid of excess flour, and keep them aside.Coat Chicken Breast
  • Fry The Chicken Breast: Put an iron skillet or frypan on the stove, turn it on, and set the heat on high flame. Add three tablespoons of regular oil. We will just fry the chicken; not deep fry them. Once the oil is hot, reduce the heat to medium-low and place the chicken breast with enough space. In a few minutes, flip the chicken and fry the other side. Keep flipping and frying until the chicken breast turns golden brown and is thoroughly cooked. Once done, take them out on a plate lined with tissue paper or on top of a cooling rack. Let them chill for a few minutes.Fry The Chicken Breast
  • Cook The Sauce: Remove the excess fat and pour two tablespoons of butter into it. Wait until the butter melts, then add the minced garlic, and fry for 30 seconds until it leaves a fragment. Pour the mixed sauce, and add ¼ cup of chicken broth or chicken stock. Give it a good mix and cook until it gets thick enough; it will take 10-12 minutes to get thick.Cook The Sauce
  • Add Fried Chicken Breast: Now that the sauce is ready, we must add fried chicken. Add them and cook for a minute, then flip and cook for another minute. Cover the pan and turn off the stove. Let the chicken sit in the sauce for five minutes.Add Fried Chicken Breast
  • Garnish: The honey garlic chicken breast is almost ready to serve. Now if you want you can serve them as they are, or garnish them with some toasted sesame and chopped green onions as I do. Don’t forget to pour some sauce on top of the chicken breast.Garnish
  •  Serve: Serve this honey garlic chicken breast with fried rice or cauliflower rice. Just because it has soy sauce, don’t think it will taste Asian-Y. This juicy chicken breast can be a good pair of mac and cheese, or macaroni as well. My kids love them with macaroni, and I prefer them with cucumber salad.Serve

Recipe Video

How To Store Honey Garlic Chicken Breast

It’s always best to enjoy any dish when freshly made, but it doesn’t mean wasting food. If you have some leftovers, store them for later use, wasting is not good. And this is also helpful if you don’t get so much time on weekdays.

Make this honey garlic chicken breast and just reheat it whenever you want to eat and enjoy. 

Transfer the chicken breast with the sauce into an airtight container. It’s always best to use a glass container/jar for storing leftovers.

Then secure it tightly and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. And for more days, keep the chicken breast in a ziplock bag and store it in the fridge for up to 2 months.

Whenever you want to eat, thaw them overnight or for 2-3 hours, reheat them in the oven for 2 minutes, and it’s ready to serve. 

Tips and Tricks

  • Don’t cut the chicken breast in half to make them thinner. Pound them just like I said, this will make the chicken breast tender as well as make them crusty as well. 
  • If your chicken breast turns darker after adding it to the sauce, use cornstarch or cornflour instead of all-purpose flour. 
  • Avoid using dark soy sauce, it will ruin the honey garlic chicken breast taste. You can also use coconut aminos instead of light soy sauce, but not dark soy sauce.
  • Coat the chicken breast finely with the flour mix, this will ensure the chicken has a better crust.
  • Don’t crowd in the pan, keep enough space to let them fry evenly. And keep flipping in a few minutes. 

Health Benefits Of Honey Garlic Chicken Breast 

Delicious dishes are lots there, but how many of them are quick to make? And even if they are quick to make are they healthy? Won’t you love to make something, healthy yet delicious yet quick to make?

You got it right, honey garlic chicken breast is a wise choice for mealtime as it is full of nutrients.  

Lets know some of its health benefit.

  • Chicken breast itself is high in protein which provides amino acids that can be used by your body to create new muscle tissue or repairs damaged cells. 
  • Honey is loaded with antioxidants that can help protect the body against harmful toxins and free radicals. 
  • Garlic also has anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it a great addition to any diet or recipe that aims to reduce pain and inflammation. 

In addition to these physical benefits, consuming honey garlic chicken breasts can also improve your digestion because it helps stimulate the gut microbiome. This beneficial microorganism assists in breaking down food into its component nutrients so that they can be absorbed through the intestinal wall into your bloodstream.

Together these nutrients help to keep your body functioning properly by supporting nerve function, blood sugar regulation, muscle contraction, and more. You can say honey garlic chicken breast is an easy meal that will nourish your body while providing tons of flavor! 

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories130
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 2g 4%
    • Cholesterol 50mg 17%
    • Sodium 520mg 22%
    • Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
      • Protein 18g 36%

        * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

        Conclusion

        Honey Garlic Chicken Breast is a meal that is sure to please even the most discerning palate. The natural sweetness of the honey complements the strong flavor of garlic perfectly, creating an irresistible dish that everyone will love.

        It has a delicate balance of flavors that will tantalize your palate while providing essential nutrients and minerals.

        Try it out at home and surprise your loved ones with such a scrumptious meal!

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        Lindsay G. Cabral is a recipe blogger who specializes in vegan and gluten-free recipes. Lindsay has been blogging since 2012, and her recipes have been featured on popular websites such as Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and The Kitchn. In addition to her blog, Lindsay is also the author of two cookbooks, Vegan Yum Yum and Vegan Yum Yum for All Occasions. When she's not in the kitchen, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters.

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