Baked Chicken With Honey Recipes


Are you looking for delicious recipes using honey? Wonder no more, because the Baked Chicken With Honey Recipes ebook is here to help. There’s a variety of chicken recipes that uses honey in the marinade or as a sauce. I’ve even included a couple of side dishes and dessert recipes to complete your menu selections.

Baked Honey-Garlic Chicken


Need an easy dinner tonight? This super-simple recipes glazes chicken breasts in a delicious sauce of soy sauce, honey, and lime juice.





60 ml 

low-sodium soy sauce

3 tbsp. 


cloves garlic, crushed

Juice of 1 lime

1 tsp. 


2 tbsp. 

sesame oil

1 tbsp. 


450 g 

boneless skinless chicken breasts

Sesame seeds, for garnish

Spring onions, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC. Make glaze: In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce, honey, garlic, lime juice, Sriracha, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, and cornflour.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper. In an ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Sear chicken and let cook until golden, 4 minutes, then flip and let cook 4 minutes more. Pour over glaze and transfer to oven.
  3. Bake until chicken is cooked through, 25 minutes. Heat grill.
  4. Spoon glaze over chicken and grill 2 minutes. Garnish with spring onions and sesame seeds.

Baked Honey Soy Chicken

Baked Honey Soy Chicken – Moist, tender and juicy chicken thighs marinated with honey, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and baked in oven. Super easy!

Sticky Honey Soy Chicken

One of my favorite dishes to make for my family is various kinds of baked chicken: ginger garlic baked chicken, baked Hoisin chicken, honey lemongrass baked chicken, and this amazing, moist, and super delicious baked honey soy chicken.

It’s one of the easiest chicken recipes ever, and everyone loves it

Ingredients to Make Honey Soy Chicken

This Asian-flavored chicken recipe calls for very simple store-bought ingredients. These days, you don’t even have to go to Asian supermarkets or stores for Asian ingredients.

Sauces and condiments such as oyster sauce and sesame oil are widely available at the international food aisle, so you have every reason to whip up this amazing baked honey soy chicken for your family.

Cook’s Tips

The chicken is tender, juicy and bursting with the sweet and savory flavors of soy sauce and honey. For deeper flavors, I always add minced garlic and ginger to the chicken.

Both ginger and garlic infuse the chicken with pleasant aromas. The chicken is best served with steamed rice.

How Many Calories Per Serving?

This recipe is only 544 calories per serving.

Baked Honey Garlic Chicken Breast

Mouthwatering Baked Honey Garlic Chicken Breast is made with a simple sweet and tangy honey garlic sauce. It’s a restaurant quality Asian inspired healthy dinner idea that will become your new favorite quick and easy chicken recipe!

Our other family favorite Asian fusion recipes are honey garlic glazed salmon and chili lime chicken. Try them in the summer as part of healthy grill recipes!

This honey garlic chicken breast is oven baked until tender and juicy then smothered in a delicious sweet and sour glaze made from honey, garlic, soy sauce, and lemon juice. It’s an easy 30-minute dinner that comes in extremely handy when you have no idea what to make for dinner!

This chicken recipe is our go-to on busy weeknights when we’re looking for something quick, healthy, and super easy! I make some healthy sides while the chicken is baking and bam, an Asian-inspired, healthy baked honey garlic chicken breast is ready to be served with Asian salad or healthy broccoli salad recipe.

Why Baked Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe is Healthy?

  • Baked not fried: A flavorful and saucy baked chicken recipe is so much healthier than any fried chicken!
  • Easy: This quick 10-minute marinade is one of my favorite easy chicken marinades that sits while the oven preheats!
  • Impressive: The beautiful sheen on this delicious glaze is pretty enough to serve dinner guests. 
  • Pantry staples: Made with budget friendly ingredients that you probably already have on hand. Especially great when you have stocked up on chicken breast!

Ingredients for Honey Garlic Chicken

  • Chicken breasts: About 3 large boneless and skinless breasts. Cut them into thin cutlets lengthwise as I did with this chicken tomato recipe. Even thin cut, the breasts come out juicy and saucy.
  • Honey: I try to buy unpasteurized and raw honey for its health benefits. Keep in mind once heated it loses many of its good properties, so for this recipe, it doesn’t matter which kind you choose. It’s always nice to have raw honey on hand for other uses though!
  • Soy sauce: Regular soy sauce or liquid aminos have the same amount of sodium. I used only 2 tbsp of aminos.
  • Acid: You can use freshly squeezed lemon juice, lime juice, or apple cider vinegar.
  • Fresh garlic: I used 2 grated garlic cloves to bring out even more flavor in the sauce and 1 minced garlic clove for texture in the final product.
  • Cornstarch: Or arrowroot powder to thicken the sauce. You can skip it if you don’t have it.
  • Green onion and sesame seeds (optional): This honey garlic chicken is meant to be Asian-inspired and although not exactly authentic, we can still add some delicious garnishes for zing and crunch!

Dinner for two? Feel free to cut this honey garlic chicken recipe in half if you’re serving 2 people or less. Otherwise, save your leftovers, they freeze like a charm.

How to Make Honey Garlic Chicken Breast

  • Marinate chicken for 10 minutes in your healthy sauce for chicken which is a combination of honey, soy sauce, lemon juice, and garlic. Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl and let them sit while the oven is preheating to 450 degrees F.
  • Preheat the oven. Grab a baking sheet and line it with unbleached parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. It makes cleaning up caramelized honey a breeze.
  • Bake chicken for 20 minutes. Arrange chicken in a single layer and bake, turning once.

Do not discard marinade! Make healthy honey garlic sauce by bringing the marinade to a boil in a small pot. Whisk cold water with cornstarch, add and cook a few minutes until the sauce has thickened.

  • Chicken is ready when it reaches 165 degrees F internal temperature. 20 minutes should be good. You can even pull it out when the internal temperature is 155 degrees F and allow it to keep cooking with the residual heat.
  • Combine chicken breasts with sauce: Transfer the marinated soy garlic chicken pieces onto a platter, drizzle with sauce and sprinkle with green onion and sesame seeds.

Serve with brown rice or quinoa, and air fryer broccoli. See below for more awesome meal ideas.

Optional Add-In’s and Variations

  • Ginger: Keep some extra grated ginger aside and add a little more into the sauce.
  • Different cuts of chicken: This recipe works for baked chicken thighs as well.
  • Heat: Add some red pepper flakes into the honey, garlic, and soy marinade for a little spice!
  • Garlic: Grate all the garlic instead of combining grated and minced, if preferred.
  • Make this on the grill! Preheat the grill to 450-500 degrees and rub with an oiled paper towel. Grill chicken for 8-10 minutes, flipping once. Careful not to overcook the chicken! Make a sauce on the stove or over the side burners on the grill. So good!

Tips for Best Chicken

  • Chicken has to be fresh or defrosted. Not frozen. Save your frozen chicken breasts for making chicken noodle soup.
  • I do not recommend pan-frying this chicken as the honey burns quickly. Been there, done that! 🙂 Try my lemon chicken recipe with this method instead.
  • If your honey is solid, melt it on a stove in a small pot on low heat.
  • You can use low-sodium soy sauce as well if you are watching your salt intake. Or, reduce it to just 1 Tbsp.
  • Cornstarch settles fast, so whisk again before adding to the sauce, the same way I get you to do when making healthy orange chicken. It makes for a much smoother finish! Also, cold water is the key to avoiding lumps.
  • Use a proper sized baking sheet: To avoid sauce bubbling over and causing oven mess. A rimmed edge is perfect.


Can I use chicken thighs with honey garlic sauce?

You can! Chicken thighs are darker, less lean than chicken breast, so they’ve got a bit more fat and flavor. These work just as well and there’s no need to cut them thinner.

Is it safe to reuse marinade from raw chicken?

The only time it is safe to reuse marinade is if you boil it first. It is a MUST, otherwise, you need to discard any leftover marinade. The reason for this is it has been contaminated with raw chicken (or whatever meat you’re using) and consuming this is dangerous. You HAVE TO BOIL it first, then it can be used as a delicious healthy sauce for chicken, a gravy, or glaze!

Is this similar to Chinese honey chicken?

It is similar in that they both have a sweet element. Other than that, not really! Chinese honey chicken is typically battered and fried with egg and flour (like tempura) and then sweetened with either honey or another type of refined sugar.

This recipe for honey garlic chicken breast is not battered or fried and it has a tangy sour component along with the sweet.

How to Serve Honey Chicken Recipe?

Serve honey garlic chicken with:

  • Grains: Brown rice, quinoa, or whole wheat spaghetti. If you have time, try this easy spaghetti recipe.
  • Veggies: Classic steamed vegetables or air fryer broccoli possibly drizzled with Asian salad dressing completes our Asian-inspired theme. Broccoli quinoa salad or black bean salsa combines sides and veggies in one.
  • Low carb: Serve with low carb side like cauliflower fried rice.
  • Craving comfort food? While the chicken is baking, make healthy mac and cheese or even easier Instant Pot mac and cheese.

How to Store Leftovers?

Store: Refrigerate chicken in a covered container for up to 5 days. This is great for meal prep for the week!

Freeze: It also freezes extremely well for up to 3 months.

Reheat: Place honey garlic chicken recipe in a skillet or saucepan and reheat on low heat. The sauce will thicken in the fridge, so add a splash of water and watch it come back to life. Easy-peasy!

Make Ahead: Marinate the chicken for up to 3 days ahead of time. Keep it covered and stored in the fridge and use it when you’re ready!

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