Garlic Honey Glazed Chicken

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5 from 19 votes
This easy Garlic Honey Glazed Chicken is an easy dinner idea that's ready in 30 minutes.  
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Honey glazed chicken on a white plate with orange napkin and silverware

Try this stunning 30 minute Garlic Honey Glazed Chicken. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. It is a quick, easy chicken recipe that will have you coming back for more.

Honey glazed chicken on a white platter with garlic garnish

Why This Honey Glazed Chicken Recipe Works

Sigh! Chicken again? How can I make it different?  My family loves chicken, especially boneless, skinless chicken breast. But, it can get kind of boring.

I’m always thinking of new ways to make it. That’s how this  brown sugar garlic chicken recipe came about. Essentially, it’s a mash-up of my Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin recipe and my Garlic Parmesan Wings. The result was tender, juicy chicken dripping in a sweet, garlicky sauce.

How to Make Honey Garlic Chicken – Step by Step

  • Step One: Season your chicken breast. (Photo 1 below)
  • Step Two: Add butter to your skillet and heat to medium high heat.  (Photo 2 below)
  • Step Three: Then place chicken in an even single layer in skillet.  (Photo 3 below)
  • Step Four: Now brown on each side for 2 to 3 minutes.  (Photo 4 below)

step by step photos on how to make honey glazed chicken

  • Step Five: Set the chicken aside and place remaining butter in pan. Then add garlic and saute for 30 seconds.  (Photo 5 below)
  • Step Six: Remove pan from heat and stir in herbs. (Photo 6 below)
  • Step Seven: Place the brown sugar and honey to create the sauce.  (Photo 7 below)
  • Step Eight: Finally, return chicken to the skillet. Stick in a 400 degree oven for twenty minutes or until chicken reaches 170 degrees on a meat thermometer.  (Photo 8 below)

step by step photos on how to make honey glazed chicken

What Kinds of Chicken Can Be Used to Make Honey Garlic Chicken

This is a quick and easy meal. So the very best type of chicken for this tasty Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken is a boneless chicken breast. It allows you to get it on the table in 30 minutes or less.

Honey glazed chicken in a skillet with a wooden spoon

What to Serve with this Skillet Chicken Recipe

This Honey Garlic Chicken can be prepared with any of your favorite side dishes. I love to make it with my Mouth Watering Mash Potatoes or if you need a low carb twist, try my Parmesan Carrot Spirals. They are quick, fun and delicious.

Honey glazed chicken on a white plate with orange napkin and silverware

Expert Tips for Making the Best Honey Garlic Chicken

  • Double the Recipe. You can make this dish in batches and use the leftovers to top on salads or in tacos.
  • Use Wings: This Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken will make an excellent addition to your football parties. You can serve your favorite bone in wings with this sauce or cut the boneless chicken breast up and serve them as chicken bites.
  • Like it Spicy?: Feel free to add a little more kick with some extra red pepper flake or a splash of your favorite hot sauce. Not a fan of spice. Eliminate the red pepper flakes.

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Honey glazed chicken on a white plate with orange napkin and silverware

Honey Glazed Chicken

5 from 19 votes
This easy Garlic Honey Glazed Chicken is an easy dinner idea that's ready in 30 minutes.  
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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Season chicken liberally with salt and pepper.
  • Add 2 tablespoons butter to a large oven-proof skillet and melt over medium high heat.
  • Add chicken and sear on both sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side; set aside.
  • Add remaining tablespoon butter to the skillet and melt.
  • Add garlic, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in brown sugar, honey, oregano, thyme, basil and crushed red pepper until combined.
  • Return chicken to the skillet.
  • Place skillet into oven and roast until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, about 15 minutes.

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Expert Tips

  • Double the Recipe. You can make this dish in batches and use the leftovers to top on salads or in tacos.
  • Use Wings: This Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken will make an excellent addition to your football parties. You can serve your favorite bone in wings with this sauce or cut the boneless chicken breast up and serve them as chicken bites.
  • Like it Spicy?: Feel free to add a little more kick with some extra red pepper flake or a splash of your favorite hot sauce. Not a fan of spice. Eliminate the red pepper flakes.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 663mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 281IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg

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26 thoughts on “Garlic Honey Glazed Chicken”

  1. I’m definitely gonna try this recipe. When I do cook skin & boneless chicken breasts it’s usually bcuz I’m making Chicken Parm, my son’s fav dish. When I get MY fav dish from TGI-Friday’s, I always order 3-4 extra whiskey glaze sauces w/ it. I store them in a plastic freezer bag. So when I cook Salmon or Chicken 4-dinner I can have dat TGIF taste w/o dat TGIF price tag.

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  2. I would love to make this, but the Nutrition panel can’t be right. Is that the total amount of calories and fat for the recipe for 4? Can you clarify? Thanks!

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    • You are right…the nutrition information was way off. I did correct that. Keep in mind, the nutrition information provided is estimated.

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  3. 5 stars
    My crew always enjoys the honey garlic combo so much! We never stray from using chicken breasts, but I love your suggestion to use it on wings!!! Great recipe!

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