Honey Garlic Chicken Breast (Stovetop)

Perfect for an easy weeknight dinner, this honey garlic chicken breast recipe is ready to serve in just 30 minutes. This Chinese-style chicken recipe is a delicious skillet dinner that the whole family will love.

honey garlic chicken breasts in a skillet

Skillet Honey Garlic Chicken Breast Recipe

If you are looking for an easy way to switch up your chicken dinners, this honey garlic recipe is a tasty option.

Perfectly sweet and savory, this Chinese inspired dish is bursting with flavor. Seasoned with honey, garlic, lime, and soy sauce, this is a delicious dish that the whole family can enjoy, and is a great alternative to your usual takeout.

Be sure to try my Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs and Honey Garlic Meatballs too!

Why you’ll love this Easy Skillet Chicken recipe:

  • QUICK AND EASY: This chicken breast recipe is quick to cook and prep and is ready to serve in 30 minutes.
  • ONE PAN: The chicken is all cooked in one skillet on the stovetop, so even clean up is a breeze.
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY: This is a great dinner recipe the whole family can enjoy. Sweet and flavorful, it’s so addictive!

When you need a delicious dinner on the table in a hurry, this checks all the right boxes. So easy and extra tasty!

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honey garlic chicken breasts in a skillet

How to Make Honey Garlic Chicken Breasts

Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!

  1. Cut the chicken breasts in half and season.
  2. Mix together the sauce ingredients.
  3. Sear the chicken breasts on both sides and cook through.
  4. Add the sauce to the skillet and simmer until the sauce reduces.

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sliced honey garlic chicken breast on a white plate with rice
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What skillet is best for cooking chicken?

Use a large skillet to make this recipe so that the chicken breasts aren’t over crowded. A cast iron or non stick skillet both work well.

Is this recipe gluten free?

This recipe contains soy sauce, so it isn’t gluten-free. To make it gluten-free, use tamari in place of the soy sauce.

What is the best way to reheat honey garlic chicken?

Keep any leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Cover the chicken with foil and reheat in the oven at 360°F for 10 to 15 minutes until fully warmed through.

Can I make this recipe with chicken thighs?

Yes, you can easily adapt this recipe to make it with chicken thighs. Chicken thighs will take a few extra minutes to cook through.

Serving Suggestions

This honey garlic chicken is great served over white rice and topped with sesame seeds and green onion. You can also serve it with veggie sides like:

This is one delicious dish that’s a great substitute for your usual takeout. Simple, easy, and extra tasty.

sliced honey garlic chicken breasts with rice on a white plate
honey garlic chicken breasts in a skillet


  • Add a little sriracha or cayenne to the sauce to make it spicier!
  • Easily add vegetables like bell peppers or mushrooms to this one pan meal – soften them in the skillet when you cook the chicken.
  • So the chicken breasts cook evenly and don’t burn, flip them occasionally as they cook.

Each bite of honey garlic chicken is loaded with flavor – the sticky sauce is irresistible!

sliced honey garlic chicken breast on a white plate with rice

These honey garlic chicken breasts are a quick and easy way to get a flavorful dinner on the table. The whole family will love this chicken recipe!

If you make this recipe be sure to upload a photo in the comment section below or leave a rating. Enjoy!

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