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Quick Honey Garlic Chicken

 Another very quick recipe today starring honey and garlic.

Gone are the days where I would spend ages in the kitchen, nowadays it’s 15 or 30 minutes meals all the way, or of course a good old slow cooker meal. Either way, minimal effort. Today’s dish took approximately 30 minutes, it’s tasty, filling and you probably already have all the ingredients in your kitchen.

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It also reheats quite well so makes for a great packed lunch, which is always a big deal for me. I am also a big fan of being able to use whatever when garnishing! today I used chilli flakes, toasted sesame seeds and spring onions but coriander and birds eye chillies are also favourites of mine.

There is something special about pairing honey with garlic. They are such different flavours and yet marry so well. The sweetness of the honey cuts perfectly into the sharpness of the garlic. The cornstarch helps to make the sauce thick and sticky so that it perfectly coats the chicken, and you get a burst of flavour with every bite. Another bonus for this dish is that my 16 month old daughter LOVES it! I do add less spice and salt when giving it to her though, as it isn’t the healthiest dish.

This recipe is for 2 people, so if you are cooking for more you will need to adjust the measurements. Also do adjust the spice according to your taste as I am aware that not everyone likes the same amount of spice.  I like to serve this with some sticky rice, but it will work just as well next to a salad or over some basmati rice. For another garlicky dish, why not try my Lemon and Garlic Baked Cod?

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Quick Honey Garlic Chicken

Super quick honey garlic chicken. Sticky, sweet and spicy.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken, easy meal, garlic, honey
Servings: 2 People
Calories: 352kcal
Author: rominaslittlecorner


  • 1 Chicken Breast Cubed
  • 2 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
  • 2 cloves Garlic Minced
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste
  • 1 tsp Chilli Flakes
  • 3 tbsp Sesame Oil for frying


  • Start by mixing the cornstarch with a pinch of salt and some pepper. Use this to cover the chicken, make sure every cube is coated in it. This will make the chicken crispier and make sure the inside is still soft and juicy.
  • In a pan heat up the sesame oil and shallow fry the chicken until the outside is golden
  • While the chicken is cooking mix your soy sauce, honey, minced garlic, and chilli flakes in a jug. Pour this over the chicken stir so everything is covered and let it simmer for a few minutes until the chicken is flavoured by the sauce.
  • Serve with rice and garnish with chilli flakes toasted sesame seeds

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