Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe

4 servings


5 minutes

active time

20 minutes

total time


8 chicken thighs (skinless and boneless)

2 tbsp cornflour (cornstarch)

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 tbsp unsalted butter

4 cloves minced garlic

110 g (1/3 cup) honey

80 ml (1/3 cup) chicken stock

1 tbsp rice vinegar

1 tbsp light soy sauce

1 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley

1/2 tsp chilli flakes

boiled rice


Place the chicken thighs in a bowl and add the cornflour (cornstarch), salt, and pepper. Toss the chicken in the cornflour until fully coated.

Heat the oil in a large frying pan (skillet) over a high heat.

Add the chicken thighs, and cook on one side until golden brown (about 4-5 minutes), then turn over and cook for a further 2 minutes.

Add the butter to the pan, let it melt, then add the garlic and stir together. Turn the heat down to medium so the garlic doesn't burn, then make the sauce.

To make the sauce, combine the honey, stock, rice vinegar, and light soy sauce in a bowl and stir together.

Add the sauce to the pan. Turn the heat up and bring the sauce to the boil, then simmer for 4-5 minutes until the sauce reduces and thickens, and the chicken is cooked through (and no longer pink in the middle).

Sprinkle on the chopped parsley and chilli flakes and serve over boiled rice.


Serving Size



472 kcal

Total Fat

19 g

Saturated Fat

10 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



223 mg


804 mg

Total Carbohydrate

29 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

24 g


45 g

4 servings


5 minutes

active time

20 minutes

total time
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