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Sticky Honey Garlic Chicken is a quick, healthy meal with no mess. Serve it over rice and you have an easy and delicious weeknight meal!

Recipes like this are why we love cooking from scratch. You just can’t get this thick, syrupy, saucey goodness out of the can. The sweet, gooey, and salty flavors of this dish are the perfect combination. Serve it over rice with your favorite veggies, even the kids will love it! Feel free to really make the recipe your own, too, thanks to the protein and vegetable variation ideas we’ve shared below. And, if you want to know a secret, we tend to double the sauce for a truly indulgent meal. Just make sure you have enough rice (or pasta!) on the side to soak it all up.

Protein Options:

If you want to stick to chicken, we usually use breasts, but thighs are fine too. You can also include any of the following proteins:

Vegetable options:

We think peas go perfectly with honey chicken! That said, feel free to experiment and try any of the following options:

  • snow peas
  • green beans
  • mushroom
  • Bell Pepper
  • broccoli

Apple cider vinegar:

While apple cider vinegar is growing in popularity, you may not have it on hand—or you may just not like it. For this honey chicken recipe, feel free to substitute regular white vinegar for it.

I am Willow:

You need a little soy sauce to get that unique sticky chicken flavor you want. We always choose low sodium soy sauce so we can better control the sodium content. However, either regular sodium or low sodium salt will work for this recipe.

Spice Grade:

Some cooks like to make this honey chicken recipe extra spicy, while others don’t. You can use extra red pepper flakes if you want to add some extra heat to your dish. You can also have a little hot sauce on the side.

Budget saving tips:

In recipes like this sticky Honey Garlic Chicken that call for only a small amount of chicken stock, stick to making your own broth from broth powder, cubes, or concentrate rather than ready-to-eat shelf-stable broth.

service suggestion

We highly recommend cooking your favorite rice with honey garlic chicken. There’s nothing better than using rice to soak up that extra sauce! That said, you can also choose to serve it over pasta. Here are some of our favorite carb suggestions:

Overhead view of a dinner plate with sticky honey garlic snap peas and rice.

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in skillet over medium-low heat until heated through.

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An overhead view of a skillet filled with sticky Honey Garlic Chicken and Peas.

Sticky Honey Garlic Chicken is a quick, healthy meal with no mess. Serve it over rice and you have an easy and delicious weeknight meal!

Preparation time 5 minute

cooking time 20 minute

total time 25 minute

raw material

Honey Garlic Sauce

  • 1/2 cup chicken soup
  • 1/8 cup i am willow
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust spice level)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Breaded Chicken

  • 2 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts cut into 1.5 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 tablespoon salted butter

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  • 4 cup pea added in the last 5 minutes


  • Make the sauce by whisking together soy sauce, honey, garlic, red pepper flakes, apple cider vinegar, and chicken stock.

  • Cut chicken into 1.5-inch cubes and toss with flour, salt, and pepper. Spread evenly.

  • On the stovetop over medium heat, add the butter and olive oil. Add chicken and cook until fully browned on all sides, about 10-12 minutes.

  • Add the sauce directly to the pot with the chicken and simmer for another 10 minutes over medium-low heat.

  • During the last 5 minutes of cooking time, add the peas. Toss gently to coat them with the sauce and become even more tender. Serve on a bed of cooked rice.


  • Instead of peas, you can also substitute fresh steamed green beans.
  • Add spiciness by simply adding more red pepper flakes.
  • If you want it super spicy, double the recipe for the sauce.

Calories: 265kcal | carbohydrate: 26G | protein: 4G | fat: 17G | Saturated fat: 6G | Trans fat: 1G | cholesterol: 20mg | sodium: 822mg | Potassium: 215mg | fiber: 3G | sugar: 14G | Vitamin A: 1341unit | Vitamin C: 41mg | calcium: 44mg | iron: 2mg

Sticky Honey Garlic Chicken