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A spoon with a drizzle of honey garlic sauce over a chicken thigh,

Honey Garlic Soy Chicken

4 from 1 vote
Created by Mariam E.
Honey Garlic Soy Chicken is fast and simple and made with ingredients you already have on hand. This Asian inspired dish of juicy chicken thighs bathed in a savory sweet and spicy honey garlic sauce will satisfy your cravings with minimal effort. Can be made in under 30 minutes, making it better than take-out.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 servings


  • 5 pieces chicken thighs boneless skinless
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch + 2 teaspoon
  • Salt & pepper to taste to season chicken
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • cup chicken broth
  • cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds to garnish


  • Season the chicken thighs with cornstarch, salt and pepper.
  • Heat a large skillet with oil. Add the chicken and sear the chicken to golden on both sides for about 5-6 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside.
  • To the same skillet add butter, minced garlic and cook for a minute. Stir in the chicken broth, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, red chili flakes, cornstarch, salt and pepper. Allow the sauce to simmer for 4-5 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  • Transfer the chicken thighs back to the skillet and cook for 5 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Garnish the chicken with chopped parsley and sesame seeds; serve while it is still warm.


  • You can use skin-on thighs or even chicken breasts, but you will need to adjust the cooking time accordingly. 
  • Use low-sodium soy sauce and chicken broth so you can better control the saltiness of the final dish. 
  • Add a tablespoon of freshly grated ginger for a burst of flavor. 
  • Adjust the amount of red pepper flake to fit your desired heat level. 
  • Prep all your ingredients in advance. This recipe comes together really quickly. 
  • Chicken is cooked when a meat thermometer inserted into this thickest part reads at least 165 degrees F.


Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 394mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 438IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg
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