Sticky Honey Garlic Chicken is a simple and fast stir-fry where tender chicken is coated with the 5-ingredient honey garlic sauce. This easy chicken dinner will be on your table in 15 minutes.

You can use bone-in, or boneless, chicken thighs or chicken breasts. Five simple ingredients including honey, garlic, soy sauce, vinegar and water will turn your chicken into an incredible dish!

Sticky Honey Garlic Chicken is a simple and fast stir-fry where tender chicken is coated with the 5-ingredient honey garlic sauce. This easy chicken dinner will be on your table in 15 minutes.

Sweet and garlicky, with a hint of savory, this Sticky Honey Garlic Chicken is one of my favorite stir-fry chicken meals.

Honey Garlic Sauce

Honey Garlic Sauce takes minutes to prepare and is one of the most flavorful sauces out there. All you need is garlic, honey, soy sauce, vinegar and water!

It is sweet, savory, garlicky and sticky, and is my go-to sauces for busy nights. You can use the glaze on chicken, shrimp, salmon, lo mein and even just vegetables.

For some variations using honey garlic sauce, try our Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken or Baked Honey Garlic Chicken recipes.

Sticky Honey Garlic Chicken is a simple and fast stir-fry where tender chicken is coated with the 5-ingredient honey garlic sauce. This easy chicken dinner will be on your table in 15 minutes.

What Kind of Chicken is Best for Chinese Honey Garlic Chicken

This recipe works best with chicken thighs as the dark meat has more flavor and less likely to dry out. Chicken breasts can also be used but make sure to reduce the cooking time accordingly depending on the size.

For this stir-fry recipe, you will need to cut your chicken into similar size small cubes so that they can be sauteed quickly and evenly.

Honey Garlic Chicken Marinade

Place your diced chicken cubes in the honey garlic sauce and let them marinate for 30 minutes or up to 2 hours. It will make your chicken super tender and flavorful. If you are short of time, even a 15 minute will make a big difference.

Sticky Honey Garlic Chicken is a simple and fast stir-fry where tender chicken is coated with the 5-ingredient honey garlic sauce. This easy chicken dinner will be on your table in 15 minutes.

How to Make Honey Garlic Chicken

  • Sautee the cubed chicken until crispy and brown for 3-5 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to medium-high and add the garlic, bell pepper and broccoli.
  • Stir fry for 3-4 minutes until vegetables are just starting to soften.
  • Add in honey, vinegar and soy sauce and water, then finally the cornstarch-water mixture.
  • Stir for one more minute until the sauce has thickened and is sticking to the chicken.

Top Tips for Making Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

  • Use chicken thighs if possible as they have more flavor and are moister.
  • Marinate the chicken for 30 minutes is the secret to tender and moist chicken.
  • It’s important not to overcook them. Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes and they’ll cook quickly and evenly.

What to Serve with Honey Garlic Chicken

  • You can serve it with rice or pasta to make an easy weeknight meal.
  • Serve with brown rice for a healthier meal.
  • Add it to salad or wrap it with flour tortilla.
  • Mix them with cooked noodles for Chicken Lo Mein.
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Sticky Honey Garlic Chicken

This Sticky Honey Garlic Chicken is a delicious stir-fry with tender chicken in a delicious sticky honey garlic sauce. It’s a quick and easy option for busy weeknight dinners and comes together in just 15 minutes.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, cubed, or chicken breasts
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper or carrots, sliced into strips
  • 2 cups broccoli, florets
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce, low sodium recommended
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar, or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp cornstarch, mixed with 2 tsp water
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place a large skillet on high heat. Once hot, add in the oil followed by the cubed chicken.
  • Stir slowly using a wooden spoon for 3-5 minutes until starting to brown (the chicken does not need to be cooked through yet)
  • Reduce heat to medium-high and add the garlic, bell pepper and broccoli.
  • Stir for 3-4 minutes until vegetables are just starting to soften.
  • Stir in the honey, vinegar, soy sauce and water, then finally the cornstarch-water mixture.
  • Stir for one more minute until the sauce has thickened and is sticking to the chicken. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • The key to these tender, juicy and flavorful chicken is not to overcook them. Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes and they'll cook quickly and evenly.
  • Use chicken thighs if possible as they have more flavor and are moister.

Nutrition

Calories: 387kcal, Carbohydrates: 50g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 72mg, Sodium: 788mg, Potassium: 731mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 1250IU, Vitamin C: 82.9mg, Calcium: 47mg, Iron: 1.5mg
Author: TipBuzz
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: honey garlic chicken
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