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Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe

Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe

Craving a delicious dinner in under 30 minutes? Look no further than this mouthwatering Honey Garlic Chicken. It’s  a family  favorite!  

Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe

Anytime I can get dinner ready and on the table in under 30 minutes, I consider that a mom win. Don’t get me wrong, I love to cook but finding the time to do it with our busy schedules can be just plain hard sometimes. Thankfully, this Honey Garlic Chicken is a dish that I can count on to be a tasty dinner the entire family will love and ready in under 30 minutes. 

I do everything I can to eat out less and cook more dinners at home. Meal planning helps a ton but meals that are quick, use simple ingredients and are mouthwateringly delicious, are the ones I love most and frequently appear on my meal planning menu.

Honey Garlic Chicken
This Honey Garlic chicken is all of that and more. It’s full of flavor mouthwatering flavor in every bite.  

I used diced chicken for this recipe but you could use regular chicken breasts if you wanted to skip the cutting part. Either way it’s delicious.

Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe.

Honey Garlic Chicken

This 30 minute chicken recipe makes the perfect dinner choice for busy parents like me who still want to make sure their families enjoy a nutritious, home-cooked meal. 

Now with dinner on the table in less time, I can spend that time watching one more episode of our favorite shows before bed or we can play a few more rounds of our favorite board game.

Whatever we decided to do, less time in the kitchen means more time creating memories.

Honey Garlic Chicken

For this recipe, the sauce is probably one of my favorite parts of this dish. It’s simple to make and only requires a few ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. Fresh garlic, salt, pepper, lemon juice, olive oil, honey and some soy sauce.

Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe
The first step is cooking the  in some butter and season with salt and pepper.

 Honey Garlic Chicken
Then it’s time to create the delectable sauce. This is really my of my favorite sauces and it’s always a hit!  

Honey Garlic Chicken
In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, olive oil and garlic and whisk together. Pour the sauce over chicken and cook until sauce thickens and chicken is cooked through.

Honey Garlic Chicken
Serve over rice and with your favorite veggies for a delicious dinner any night of the week.

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How to Make Honey Garlic Chicken and Rice

Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe

Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe is perfect for any night of the week. Ready in under 30 minutes, it's a quick and delicious dinner the whole family will love.


  • 1 package of Perdue Fresh Cuts Diced Breast - If you don't have these you can use a 1 pound package of chicken breast and dice them yourself
  • 6-8 cloves of garlic crushed (I used 8)
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1/4  cup of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • Dash of red pepper flakes
  • Salt and Pepper to taster 


In a large pan heat two tablespoons of butter and add the PERDUE® FRESH CUTS™ chicken and season with salt and pepper.

Cook 3-5 minutes on each side on medium to high heat to sear the chicken and it’s no longer pink. Then remove from pan.

In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, lemon juice, soy sauce, olive oil and garlicr. Pour over chicken and cook until sauce thickens and chicken is cooked through.

Serve over rice and with your favorite veggies for a delicious dinner any night of the week.

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Tuesday 6th of June 2023

This is soooo good and sooo easy. Also super clean! My picky eaters loved it and it gave way to make chicken cause we were running out of ideas! I use chicken breast and chopped it in cubes and used the 8 garlic clover worth it. The only thing was my sauce wouldn’t thicken and I didn’t want to over cook the chicken so I pulled the chicken out and added a spoon of tapioca flour to the sauce and it came out perfect!

Thank you for sharing!


Wednesday 31st of May 2023

Amazing! I did make a marinade of soy sauce honey garlic and lemon as listed and marinated for an hour before and after that followed the directions. I served with lemon cilantro garlic rice. Delicious and will make again. I might try on grill after marinating longer next time. Thanks


Thursday 18th of May 2023

Followed recipe. Mine turned out way different. Maybe too much oil?


Monday 8th of May 2023

I must have done something wrong but I feel like I followed the recipe completely.. it’s just swimming in this garlic oil sauce.. I expected a sticky sauce. This recipe did not work for me


Sunday 16th of April 2023

Hello, you said remove chicken from the pan after searing it. So then whisk the liquid ingredients and pour it over the chicken…. But pour it over the chicken in your dish ? Or like in another pan? Or put it back in the same pan?? But no heat? If you put it back in the pan, what heat setting should it be on? Sorry I’m new to cooking and I don’t understand. Thank you so much.


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