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Honey Garlic Chicken in a serving bowl
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Honey Garlic Chicken

Looking for the perfect weeknight dinner? Honey Garlic Chicken is easy to make yet full of flavor. Enjoy the juicy chicken with a sweet, spicy, and garlicky sauce with steamed rice for a hearty Asian-inspired meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Marinating30 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 364kcal


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thigh or breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese cooking wine
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • canola oil
  • green onions, chopped

For the Honey Garlic Sauce

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup light soy sauce
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and grated
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a bowl, combine chicken, soy sauce, and Chinese cooking wine. Marinate in the refrigerator for about 20 to 30 minutes. Drain chicken, discarding liquid.
  • In a bowl, combine egg whites and cornstarch. Whisk together until well-blended and frothy. Add chicken and mix to fully coat.
  • In a thick-bottomed, deep pan over medium heat, heat about 2-inches deep of oil.
  • Add chicken pieces one at a time to prevent from lumping together. Deep-fry for about 5 to 6 minutes or until golden, stirring as needed. Cook chicken in batches, DO NOT OVERCROWD pan.
  • With a slotted spoon, remove from heat and drain on paper towels.
  • In a saucepan, combine honey garlic sauce ingredients: honey, soy sauce, lime juice, garlic, Sriracha sauce, and salt and pepper to taste. Whisk together until well-blended.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, heat the sauce mixture until bubbly. Add chicken and gently toss until coated with sauce.
  • Remove from heat and garnish with chopped green onions, if desired. Serve hot.


Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 1805mg | Potassium: 551mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg