honey garlic chicken
easy honey garlic chicken skillet recipes
This one is dee-licious. With the same, much loved flavor profile of honey garlic shrimp, we get to enjoy everyone’s favorite sauce with boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts. It’s simple to cook, quick and easy, but full of yum. And it’s 20-25 minutes (depending on the thickness of your chicken) from prep to table without lacking in flavor. Great for those quick weeknight dinners.
One pound of boneless, skinless chicken thighs turned out to be about four thighs for me. So if you sub with chicken breasts, go for one pound’s worth. Halve the thighs to make them cook quicker and cook them in two batches so you’re not overcrowding the pan. This also makes sure the chicken browns better instead of steaming. If your breasts are slightly on the thicker side, it might be worth it to slice it up in the middle as well, to cut that thickness in half so it’ll cook faster and more evenly. Also make sure the thighs/breasts are dry before we cook them so they brown up nicer (and so you don’t get attacked with angry, spitting oil).
How to make Honey Garlic Chicken?
In a medium sized skillet add the butter and allow to melt over medium high heat. Add the chicken thighs to the skillet . Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until chicken is no longer pink and 165 degrees.
In a small bowl minced garlic, honey, soy sauce. Pour it on top of the chicken and cook for a few minutes to allow the garlic to cook and for the sauce to reduce and thicken.
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Chicken Breast or Chicken Thighs?
You can substitute thighs for chicken breasts. You get a better flavored part of the chicken from the thighs that are a working muscles, which is why they are darker meat. I prefer thighs over breasts for cooking and eating however either is great for this recipe.
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honey garlic chicken
- 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs/breasts
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic minced
- ½ teaspoon ginger minced
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- In a medium sized skillet add the in some oil and allow to melt over medium high heat. Add the chicken thighs to the skillet . Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until chicken is no longer pink and 165 degrees.
- In a small bowl whisk minced garlic, honey, salt,soy sauce. Pour it on top of the chicken and cook for a few minutes to allow the garlic to cook and for the sauce to reduce and thicken.