Tangy Honey Garlic Chicken

5.0 from 11 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 20 mins

Serves: 4


  • Pan-fried chicken
  • a pair of chicken breasts, cut each into two halves
  • salt
  • pepper
  • all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Honey garlic sauce
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon Japanese rice vinegar, or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup honey, or maple syrup
  • fresh parsley leaves/scallions for garnish (optional)


  1. Pan-fried chicken breasts. Sprinkle each side of the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. LIGHTLY dust the chicken with all-purpose flour. Trust me, the “lightly” part is super important if you want a crispy crust.
  2. Heat butter and olive oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Once the butter melts, add chicken breasts to the hot pan. Cook each side until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer cooked chicken breasts to a plate.
  3. Honey garlic sauce. Turn the heat to medium, and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Once the butter melts, add minced garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
  4. Add soy sauce, Japanese rice vinegar, and honey. Once the sauce is thick, return fried chicken to the pan and stir gently to coat.
  5. Garnish and serve. Turn off heat. Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with fresh parsley/scallions. Serve immediately with steamed white rice, boiled noodles/pasta, or crusty bread.

Another great recipe by https://dailycookingquest.com.