Honey Garlic chicken with easy 3 ingredient honey garlic chicken sauce is a sweet and savory family meal that is ready in under 20 minutes. No need to get complex to enjoy a tasty finger licking good and perfectly crispy chicken. Can easily make this recipe with chicken breasts, thighs, or wings!
Honey Garlic Chicken Breasts are Awesome!
As a parent with two busy kids, having delicious but quick meals are important to me. I can take my time on the weekends, but with our busy schedule I want dinner on the table by 5:30 every night of the week. This honey garlic chicken is one of those main dish menu recipes that I typically have all the garlicly spices in the house, can be made simply (as long as that chicken is defrosted!) and the whole family loves every bite. I personally love making skinless, boneless chicken breasts, but everyone has different chicken tastes so you can also make the sauce and recreate with wings, thighs or drum sticks.
And because its a chicken recipe, honey garlic chicken is also a compliment to about every side dish recipe I have here. I especially love serving it with a side of green beans, carrots, or asparagus.
The honey marinade glaze is only 3 ingredients and is coincidentally just as good on wings or thighs as well and while it doesn’t have a typical ginger in the sauce, the actual honey garlic chicken ingredients do so you still get some of that flavor without it being overpowering.
I know a lot of people have also asked me about making easy honey garlic chicken in a slow cooker or crock pot and I haven’t quite worked out the timing on that yet, but if you have, let me know and I will add it!
Also this chicken recipe goes amazing with these mashed potatoes!
Easy Honey Garlic Chicken
This crispy honey garlic chicken is good! The flavor is sweet due to the honey and really tasty. I would say you can whip all of this together in 20 minutes, including the cooking time. It’s not that challenging so do not feel intimated by the ingredients- its mostly just spices for the flour dredging. This is what flavors your chicken before you pour the glaze!
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 tablespoon ginger
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons water
Honey Glaze for Chicken:
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe
Before you get started on this honey garlic chicken recipe, make sure your chicken is not too thick. You can use a mallet to pound down your chicken if its really thin on one side and really high on the other to ensure even cooking times. This is a good tip for any chicken recipe and once you start thinning out chicken breasts, you get used to doing that.
Add flour and spices in a shallow beat and mix well. Set aside your mixture. Add egg and water in a separate shallow dish and beat well.
Heat oil in a frying pan. Personally when I am frying up chicken, I always use a canola or vegetable oil. I am a fan of olive oil but its too over powering for a chicken fry.
Dredge chicken into egg wash and then flour, coating both sides of your breast.
If you like a thicker crust to make sure the chicken is extra crispy, you can re-dip in egg and re-coat twice in your flour.
Place chicken in pan to cook.
(Remember: Be careful not to use flour and then dump back into a bag. You don’t want raw chicken yuck on the big bag of flour.)
Heat chicken medium heat until brown and cooked through, about five minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of the chicken. One thing I have learned is if you flip too soon, the chicken will stick to the pan. If the chicken is ready to flip to the other side, it unsticks from your pan!
While the chicken is cooking, add honey, soy sauce and garlic to a small sauce pan and heat on medium low, stirring frequently until heated through.
Reduce heat to simmer your sauce to keep warm.
Serve honey glaze over chicken breasts and enjoy that sweet honey taste!
Need more chicken recipes to serve up for dinner? Chicken is one of the few things I can count on my kids to eat.