These Baked Honey Garlic Chicken Breasts are sweet and savory with a bit of kick! They come together with a few minutes prep and one pan!
Course Main Course
Keyword baked chicken, honey garlic chicken
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 30minutes
Author Ashley Fehr
4boneless skinless chicken breasts(breast halves)
Honey Garlic Sauce
¼cuplow sodium chicken broth(or sub water)
2tablespoonslow sodium soy sauce
1tablespoonapple cider vinegar
red pepper flakes(optional - for a bit of heat!)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Place chicken breasts on a cutting board and cover with a piece of plastic wrap. Use a smooth meat mallet, rolling pin or small frying pan to flatten the thick ends of the breasts so that they are roughly the same thickness.
Place chicken breasts in a 9x13" baking dish (or larger -- you don't want them to be squished together or they will take longer to bake) and season with salt and pepper.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk together the sauce ingredients: honey, broth, soy sauce, garlic, vinegar, salt, corn starch, and pepper flakes if using.
After the chicken has cooked for 10 minutes, remove the pan from the oven and pour the sauce over top. (*Note: I tested adding the sauce from the beginning, and it does work, but with the high amount of sugar you do risk the sauce burning around the edges if you add it for the full 20 minutes).
Bake for another 10-12 minutes, until the thickest part of the chicken registers a temperature of 165 degrees F. If your sauce has not thickened yet (it should have!), you can place it back in the oven for a couple of minutes.
Cover the chicken and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
*1 serving is 1 chicken breast with roughly 1/4 cup sauce (you may have more sauce depending on how many juices are released from the chicken)