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Honey Garlic Chicken with sauce being poured on top

Honey Garlic Chicken

Honey Garlic Chicken has tender, juicy chicken cooked in a flavorful sauce! It's a quick, easy and delicious meal for any night of the week!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 6


  • Large Skillet


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 lb chicken breasts cut into 1" cubes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 c honey
  • 1/4 c water
  • 2 tbsp vinegar white, apple cider or rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper optional


  • Pour the vegetable oil in a large skillet and turn the burner on medium-high heat.
  • Season the cubed chicken breasts with salt and pepper, then add to the hot pan.
  • Cook uncovered for 2-3 minutes, or until browned on the outsides of the chicken, stirring once or twice. (They will not be cooked through at this point).
  • Remove the chicken from the pan, cover with foil and set aside.
  • Turn the burner down to medium heat.
  • Add the butter and garlic to the pan and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Stir in the honey, water, vinegar and crushed red pepper. Let it cook for 8-10 minutes, or until it begins to thicken.
  • Add the chicken back to the pan and cook until the center of the chicken pieces reach 165°F, stirring frequently.
  • Serve over a bed of rice, if desired.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and additional crushed red pepper, if desired.
Keyword chicken