Honey Garlic Chicken


Serves: 6


6 chicken thighs, bone in or out, with or without skin* (or breasts or both)

Salt and pepper, to season

2 teaspoons garlic powder, to season

6 cloves garlic, crushed (or garlic powder)

⅓ cup honey

¼ cup water (or chicken broth)

2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

1 tablespoon soy sauce




this is how I make it super easy:

- Put all ingredients in the Instant Pot

select "poultry"

adjust time to 12 minutes.

that's it!!!  SO easy! (and quick)






Season chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder; set aside.

Heat a pan or skillet over medium high heat; sear chicken thigh fillets or breast fillets on both sides until golden and cooked through.


Reduce heat after searing on both sides, cover skillet with a lid and continue cooking until the chicken is cooked through, while turning every 5 minutes until done. Alternatively, see notes for oven method.

Drain most of the excess oil from the pan, leaving about 2 tablespoons of pan juiced for added flavour.


When chicken is done and cooked through, arrange chicken skin-side up in the pan (if cooking with skin); add the garlic between the chicken and fry until fragrant (about 30 seconds). Add the honey, water, vinegar and soy sauce. Increase heat to medium-high and continue to cook until the sauce reduces down and thicken slightly (about 3-4 minutes).

Garnish with parsley and serve over vegetables, rice, pasta or with a salad.


*For chicken breasts: use 3 breasts, sliced horizontally in half. Sear breast fillets on each side until golden and cooked through (about 6 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of your fillets). Continue directions from the sauce, onwards.

**For oven baked, bone-in thighs: Preheat oven at 400°F or 200°C. Sear chicken in an oven proof skillet or pan, skin side down first for 3 minutes. Flip and sear for a further 3 minutes until browned each side. Then bake in the oven for a further 20-25 minutes, until completely cooked through and no longer pink inside. Continue directions from the sauce, onwards.