This honey garlic butter chicken recipe uses pantry staples for flavorful chicken smothered in addictive buttery sweet and savory sauce.
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (5–8 oz. each)
- Salt and pepper
- 1/4 cup flour
- 4 tablespoons butter, divided
- 3–4 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup chicken broth (optional)
- Fresh parsley / green onions, chopped (optional)
- Whisk the honey, soy sauce and apple cider vinegar to make the sauce.
- Pound the chicken breasts to 1/2″ thickness using a meat mallet.
- Season the chicken with salt and pepper and dredge them in flour on both sides, shaking off any excess flour.
- In a skillet over medium-high heat, melt 3 tablespoons of butter and sear the chicken on one side for 4-5 minutes until golden brown.
- Flip the chicken and sear on the other side for another 1-2 minutes.
- Turn the heat down to medium and melt the other tablespoon of butter. Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds until fragrant.
- Pour in the sauce and simmer until the sauce thickens and until the chicken is cooked with an internal temperature of 165ºF.
- [Make it saucy] Add chicken broth to the sauce to make it saucier (optional)
- Turn the chicken to coat the other side in the sauce before dishing and top with parsley or green onions (optional)
- I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts on the smaller side (about 5-8 oz. each). If you have large chicken breasts, you can cut 2 breasts in half lengthwise to get 4 chicken cutlets.
- Make it saucier – Add 1/4 cup of chicken broth to make it saucier.
- Add some heat – Sprinkle a few dashes of red pepper flakes to give the chicken a little bit of heat.
- Add some zest – Add some lime or lemon juice to brighten up the flavor.
- Scroll up to RECIPE TIPS for more useful tips, suggestions and ingredient substitutions.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins