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A white plate holds two pieces of honey garlic chicken , green peas with mushrooms, and golden quinoa with honey sauce drizzled on top. Surrounding the plate are 5 purple blossoms and at the upper left hand side is a black napkin with white and gold fleur de lis.
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4.74 from 15 votes


An easy honey garlic chicken recipe that uses few ingredients but makes a delicious sauce that covers every inch of the meat. You can use this recipe for any cut of chicken. We used chicken tenders for the photo.  
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting time2 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 485kcal


  • 1 lb chicken thighs boneless, skinless
  • ¼ cup flour all-purpose
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 ½ tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce regular or light
  • cup honey
  • ¼ teaspoon hot pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 ½ tablespoon unsalted butter separated
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoon Italian parsley chopped


  • Salt and pepper the chicken thighs.
  • Put the flour in a plastic bag. Drop the chicken pieces into the bag and shake until the thighs are coated. Shake off excess.
  • Set 1 tsp. of butter aside and melt the rest of it in a large skillet over high heat. 
  • Place the chicken in a skillet and cook for 2 - 3 minutes until golden. Turn and cook the other side for 1 minute more. 
  • Turn heat down to medium-high. Scoot the chicken thighs to one side and add the garlic with the remaining butter. Stir the garlic until butter melts. 
  • Add the soy sauce, vinegar, honey, and pepper flakes. Stir gently to combine. Sprinkle the chopped parsley over the chicken. Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook for 1 minute or until slightly thickened. 
  • Turn the chicken to coat in sauce. Add 2 Tablespoons of the broth to the sauce so it doesn't get too thick. Stir. If it's still too thick add the rest of the broth.                    
  • Remove from the burner. Plate the chicken and drizzle the sauce over the thighs. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. 


Inspired by: Honey Garlic Chicken Breast -- Recipe Tin Eats


Calories: 485kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 396mg | Potassium: 289mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2mg