A 5-ingredient, 15-minute honey garlic chicken with an addictively delicious sauce – a perfect quick + easy weeknight dinner recipe!
We are somehow back to Monday and this will be M’s first full, 5-day week of kindergarten. We’ve also got fall activities ramping up and both my husband and I have busy work schedules this time of year.
So quick and easy is the name of the game most nights! (Though, yes, that’s pretty much always the case 😉 )
This honey garlic chicken recipe fits the bill – just 5 ingredients and 15 minutes are all you need to whip up this dinner. And just wait until you taste the sauce. I literally eat it from the pan with the spoon.
And also drizzle it over everything on my plate – the chicken, the rice, the veggies – all of it gets coated in this delectable sauce.
It’s got sticky sweet honey, the salty rich soy sauce, a kick of garlic and a hint of spice from the red pepper flakes. It’s glazed on to the chicken and simmered down and concentrated slightly so it’s ready to drip and drizzle all over your plate.
So freakin’ good!
Just a few notes on this honey garlic chicken:
- Be careful not to overcook the chicken. The pieces are small so they cook fast, which is kinda the point with this dinner.
- On the other hand, that sauce is seriously so good, it’ll disguise your chicken if it gets a little overdone.
- You could substitute chicken thighs if you prefer, but the cooking time will be longer.
- To make a complete meal, just add rice and a veggie. 👍
I use brown rice, which takes a little longer, so I get that started first then I prep my chicken and get it cooking. While the chicken is going, I get a veggie ready to steam (broccoli, green beans or snow peas usually – you could also use a steam-in-the-bag veggie) and dinner is ready in no time!
Hope you have a great week! Enjoy!