Main Courses

Easy Honey Garlic Chicken

Posted: September 4

Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

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Takeout? No need! Tonight, you can serve up your Asian-inspired main course! Easy Honey Garlic Chicken features tender chicken coated in sticky, lick-your-fingers 5-ingredient honey garlic. This dish is packed with garlicky flavors, sweet honey, savory soy sauce, and tangy rice wine vinegar. Make Easy Honey Garlic Chicken and you’ll have a hearty Asian-fusion dish you’ll devour delightedly!


6 chicken thighs, bone in or out, with or without skin
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
2 teaspoons garlic powder
6 cloves garlic, crushed
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
green onions, optional, for serving
sesame seeds, optional, for serving
Editor's Notes:

For oven-baked, bone-in thighs: Preheat oven at 400°F or 200°C. Sear chicken in an ovenproof skillet or pan, skin side down first for 3 minutes. Flip and sear for a further 3 minutes until browned each side. Then bake in the oven for a further 20-25 minutes, until completely cooked through and no longer pink inside. Continue directions from the sauce, onwards.


Step 1

Season the chicken with the salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

Step 2

Heat a pan or skillet over medium-high heat on the stove-top.

Step 3

Lightly sear the chicken thighs on both sides until golden and cooked through, registering 165 degrees F in its thickest part, about 6-8 minutes per side. If you are using bone-in thighs, reduce your heat after searing on both sides, cover the skillet with a lid, and flip the chicken every 5 minutes to ensure it is cooked evenly.

Step 4

Drain 3/4 of the excess oil from the pan, leaving the rest to ensure properly moist, and delicious chicken.

Step 5

Arrange the chicken skin-side up in the pan.

Step 6

Place the crushed garlic cloves between the chicken, frying for around 30 seconds.

Step 7

Gently pour in the honey, broth, vinegar, and soy sauce.

Step 8

Increase the heat to medium-high and continue to cook until the sauce reduces and becomes slightly thick, about 3-4 minutes.

Step 9

Garnish the honey garlic chicken with the chopped green onions or sesame seeds.

Step 10


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