Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe

Indulge in tender chicken bathed in a sweet and savory honey garlic sauce. It's a culinary symphony of flavors! Try the recipe here


5/22/20242 min read

cooked food on black ceramic bowl
cooked food on black ceramic bowl

Picture succulent chicken pieces glazed in a luscious honey garlic sauce, each bite bursting with a perfect balance of sweetness and savory richness. The tender chicken, infused with aromatic garlic and golden honey, tantalizes the taste buds with every forkful. Whether you're a fan of tender chicken thighs or lean chicken breasts, this dish promises a culinary journey of irresistible flavors, making it an ideal centerpiece for any meal.

When preparing honey garlic chicken, the choice between chicken thighs and breasts depends on your preference for tenderness or leanness. For those seeking convenience, adapting this recipe for a slow cooker is simple—just cook on low for four to six hours and let the flavors meld slowly. To complement the rich sweetness of the honey garlic sauce, consider serving this dish with steamed rice to soak up the delicious juices and a side of crisp, vibrant green vegetables for a balanced and satisfying meal.


  • 4 chicken thighs or 2 chicken breasts

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced (or use our homemade minced garlic)

  • 2 tablespoons ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • Sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)

  • Sliced green onions, for garnish (optional)


1. In a bowl, combine the honey, soy sauce, minced garlic, ketchup, olive oil, salt, and black pepper. Mix well until the ingredients are fully incorporated.

2. Place the chicken thighs or breasts in the bowl with the marinade, ensuring they are fully coated. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.

3. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the marinated chicken pieces, leaving any excess marinade in the bowl. Cook the chicken until browned on both sides and cooked through.

4. Pour the remaining marinade over the chicken in the skillet. Allow it to simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens slightly and coats the chicken, about 2-3 minutes.

5. Transfer the cooked chicken to a serving plate. Garnish with sesame seeds and sliced green onions, if desired, before serving. Enjoy your delicious honey garlic chicken!