Honey Garlic Chicken Breast Recipe: A Delicious and Easy Meal
Chicken breast is a versatile and easy-to-prepare ingredient that can be cooked in many different ways. One of the best ways to cook chicken breast is to make it sweet and savory with honey and garlic. This recipe is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal or for a special dinner with friends and family.
➔ To make this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
▢500g / 1 lb chicken breast , boneless and skinless (2 pieces)
▢Salt and pepper
▢1/4 cup flour (Note 1)
▢3 1/2 tbsp (50g) unsalted butter (or 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil)
▢2 garlic cloves , minced
▢1 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (or white or other clear vinegar)
▢1 tbsp soy sauce , light or all purpose (Note 2)
▢1/3 cup honey (or maple syrup)
➔ Method :
Cut the breasts in half horizontally to create 4 steaks in total. Sprinkle each side with salt and pepper.
Place flour in a shallow dish. Coat chicken in flour and shake off excess.
Melt most of the butter in a large skillet over high heat – hold back about 1 tsp for later.
Place chicken in skillet and cook for 2 – 3 minutes until golden. Turn and cook the other side for 1 minute.
Turn heat down slightly to medium high.
Make a bit of room in the pan and add garlic and top with remaining dab of butter.
Stir garlic briefly once butter melts.
Add vinegar, soy sauce and honey. Stir / shake pan to combine. Bring sauce to simmer, then simmer for 1 minute or until slightly thickened.
Turn chicken to coat in sauce. If the sauce gets too thick, add a touch of water and stir.
Remove from stove immediately. Place chicken on plates and drizzle over remaining sauce.
1— To make the chicken extra flavorful, marinate it in the honey-garlic sauce for at least 30 minutes, or up to 24 hours in the fridge, before baking.
2— If you want a thicker sauce, you can whisk in a teaspoon of cornstarch to the sauce mixture before pouring it over the chicken.
3— To make this recipe gluten-free, use gluten-free soy sauce and ketchup.
4— You can also grill the chicken breasts instead of baking them. Simply preheat your grill to medium-high heat and grill the chicken for 5-6 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
This honey garlic chicken breast recipe is a simple yet delicious way to elevate your chicken dinner game. With just a few ingredients and minimal prep time, you can have a flavorful and juicy chicken dish that’s sure to impress. Plus, it’s a great way to get your daily dose of protein without sacrificing taste or convenience. So go ahead and give it a try, and let the sweet and savory flavors of honey and garlic take your taste buds on a delicious journey.
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