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Ginger Chicken on a white plate with a striped napkin
4.67 from 3 votes

Skillet Ginger Chicken

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken breast, easy recipe, ginger, healthy recipe, skillet chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 3023kcal
Author: Christina Hitchcock


  • 4 boneless - skinless chicken breast halves
  • Salt and pepper - to taste
  • 3 tablespoons butter - divided
  • 6 cloves garlic - minced
  • 1 medium shallot - minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger - grated
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Season chicken liberally with salt and pepper on both sides
  • 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, shallots and ginger and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in honey, Dijon mustard and crushed red pepper until combined.
  • Return chicken to the skillet.
  • Place skillet into oven and roast until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 175 degrees F, about 20 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from pan and whisk in chicken stock to desired consistency.
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  • Try adding Soy Sauce to up the Asian Flavor.
  • Serve with Rice or Rice Cauliflower.
  • Make this dish an Asian experience by serving with my Asian Salad and Thai Ginger Carrots.
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