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Honey garlic butter chicken breasts smothered in sauce and topped with green onions in a stainless steel skillet.

Honey Garlic Butter Chicken

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This honey garlic butter chicken recipe uses pantry staples for flavorful chicken smothered in addictive buttery sweet and savory sauce.


Units Scale
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (58 oz. each)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 34 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)


  1. Whisk the honey, soy sauce and apple cider vinegar to make the sauce.
  2. Pound the chicken breasts to 1/2″ thickness using a meat mallet.
  3. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and dredge them in flour on both sides, shaking off any excess flour.
  4. 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.
  5. Flip the chicken and sear on the other side for another 1-2 minutes.
  6. Turn the heat down to medium and melt the other tablespoon of butter. Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds until fragrant.
  7. Pour in the sauce and simmer until the sauce thickens and until the chicken is cooked with an internal temperature of 165ºF.
  8. [Make it saucy] Add chicken broth to the sauce to make it saucier (optional)
  9. Turn the chicken to coat the other side in the sauce before dishing and top with parsley or green onions (optional)
  10. Enjoy!


  • 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