Honey Garlic Chicken

lunch meal

There are so many dishes that you can make with chicken. Unlike pork and beef, it cooks faster. Not to mention that it is much healthier since it is white meat.

So what’s a good chicken recipe that you can make for lunch? Well, you might want to try honey garlic chicken. You can utilize thighs, breasts, or even wings. What matters most is how you make the sauce, which is a combination of honey, garlic, soy sauce vinegar, and water. The result would be your next favorite. That’s for sure!

One good thing about honey garlic chicken is that it can be made in less than an hour. If you intend to eat it for lunch at work, it is no hassle to make it in the morning before you head out. And there’s no way you can mess up putting the ingredients together to come up with a delicious, sweet, and garlicky sauce. You will also get to enjoy watching it especially when the sauce starts to bubble as it cooks and gets thick.


If you have leftover sauce, you can even drizzle some over rice or steamed vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, potatoes, and many more. Adding veggies will, of course, make your lunch meal a lot healthier.

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Honey Garlic Chicken

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  • Author: Myles
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Honey, garlic, soy sauce, and vinegar…The combination of these ingredients is what makes this recipe better than takeout! It’s going to be your family’s favorite!



1 pound chicken legs

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/3 cup honey

2 tablespoons vinegar

2 tablespoon sesame oil

2 cloves garlic (minced)

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 teaspoon sriracha

sesame seeds or green onions (for garnish if desired)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Combine honey, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, cornstarch, and sriracha in a bowl.
  3. Rub chicken legs with salt and pepper.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon of sesame oil in a skillet. Make sure that it is oven-safe.
  5. Once the oil is hot enough, add chicken and sear for about 4 minutes or until golden brown on each side.
  6. Add the glaze and transfer to the oven.
  7. Bake for about 25 minutes.
  8. Heat the broiler. Spoon glaze over chicken. Broil for about two minutes until the glaze is caramelized.

Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions if desired before serving.


Aside from chicken legs, you can also utilize breasts, thighs, or wings.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Cuisine: Asian

This dish can be eaten on its own. You can also have veggies on the side. Or, if you want to eat it Asian-style, serve it over rice. Either way, it is going to be soooo good!

If you intend to use chicken breasts, it is highly recommended that you slice them into thick strips to make sure that they will cook easily and evenly. Thighs are also good because they are tender and they don’t dry out easily while on high heat.


Closing Thoughts

Honey garlic chicken involves ingredients that may seem to have contrasting flavors. But really, once combined, it will create a great-tasting sauce. This will definitely make your lunch or dinner more fun!

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