This Honey Garlic Chicken is the perfect weeknight dinner! It’s a 25-minute recipe made up of tender chicken cooked in a sweet, salty, gooey, sticky, and flavorful honey garlic sauce.
– ⅔ cup honey – ¼ cup low sodium chicken broth – 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce – 2 tablespoons minced garlic – 1 tablespoon corn starch – 1 tablespoon cider vinegar – ¼ teaspoon salt – 1 pinch red pepper flakes (or more for more heat, optional) – 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (roughly one pound) – ¼ cup corn starch – salt and pepper – 2 tablespoons canola oil
Whisk together sauce: honey, chicken broth, soy sauce, garlic, 1 tablespoon corn starch, vinegar, salt, and pepper flakes if using. Set aside. Place chicken breasts on a cutting board and slice in half the long way, to form two thin chicken breast pieces (see video for clarification)
Place ¼ cup corn starch in a shallow dish and season lightly with salt and pepper. Lightly coat both sides of chicken in corn starch and shake off any excess. (You can skip this step, but it does give the chicken a nice crust)
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, just until starting to brown. You may have to do this in two batches, depending on the size of your pan. If there is much oil left, drain before continuing with the recipe.
Remove chicken from pan and add sauce, scraping the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon to remove any browned bits. Add chicken back to the pan, stirring constantly until thickened and chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Check the largest pieces of chicken with a meat thermometer to ensure they are 165 degrees F.