Go Back
+ servings
spicy honey garlic chicen

Spicy Honey Chicken Recipe

Gina Dickson
Juicy, succulent pieces of chicken cook up in a spicy honey sauce for a quick weeknight dinner that's certain to be a hit. This easy dinner recipe is prepared using simple ingredients in less than 20 minutes.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 250 kcal


  • 1 lb chicken boneless breast meat or thigh
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 5 tablespoons butter divided
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper seeds optional

Need an ingredient to make this recipe? Click this Instacart button and get what you need sent right to you.


  • Cut boneless chicken meat into horizontal strips that are 2 inches wide
  • Sprinkle chicken tenders with salt and pepper
  • Place flour in a shallow pie pan. Dredge chicken in flour on both sides of the tenders. Shake off excess flour.
  • Place 3 tablespoons butter in large skillet. Heat until melted over medium heat. Add chicken and cook for 3 minuets. Flip chicken over and cook for another 3 minutes. If the chicken starts to brown to much turn your heat down a bit.
  • Move chicken over in the pan to make space. Add 2 tablespoons of butter. When butter is melted, add garlic and saute for 30 seconds.
  • Add vinegar, soy sauce, red crushed chili flakes, and honey. Stir to combine ingredients, spooning sauce over chicken. Bring sauce to a low simmer for about 2 minutes. If the sauce is too thick add a tablespoon of water.
  • Remove from heat and place chicken on a serving platter. Spoon sauce over top of chicken.

Need an item in the this recipe? Click the Instacart button and have it sent right to you.


Buy boneless, skinless chicken breast or thighs to save time in preparing this spicy honey chicken.
Don’t overcook the chicken or let it get too brown in the pan. Keep an eye on it and reduce the heat if the pan gets too hot.
Adjust the spiciness of the dish to your liking. If you have kids in the house, you might want to leave out the chili flakes and serve them up on the side.
It’s important to make sure your meat pieces are all about the same size and thickness.
For best results, heat leftovers in a shallow oven-safe dish with a cover for 12-15 minutes in a 350-degree oven. It might be necessary to add a few tablespoons of water to the sauce to thin it out also. 


Serving: 1gCalories: 250kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 12gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 602mgPotassium: 176mgFiber: 1gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 109IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 1mg
Hungry For More?Join my members email list to get the latest recipes and party ideas. You will also have access to my members only printables library.