5 from 11 votes
Mom's Easy Honey Garlic Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins

Mom's easy honey garlic chicken recipe is the best around - it's only FIVE INGREDIENTS that you have in your fridge and uses chicken thighs or breasts!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 6
Calories: 439 kcal
  • 6-8 chicken thighs or breasts skin on
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce make it low sodium if salt bothers you
  • 1 cup  liquid honey
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  1. Whisk together all of the sauce ingredients in a bowl large enough to hold the chicken as well. Reserve about a 1/2 cup  of the sauce for later. 

  2. Place chicken into the sauce and cover. Marinate for an hour or two if possible, turning if you get the chance.
  3. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. Pre-heat an oven safe skillet with olive oil in it.
  5. Fry the chicken until the skin started to crisp up ( this helps the skin not get too soggy in the oven)
  6. Pour the remaining sauce on top of the chicken.
  7. Place the skillet into the oven and bake until the thighs reach an internal temperature of 185 degrees F. You can occasionally baste the chicken with sauce while cooking if wanted.
  8. Serve with rice, potatoes etc. It's exceptional with rice!
Recipe Notes

The nutrition on this is wrong and includes ALL of the sauce in the values, which you don't eat. The calories are way less.

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Nutrition Facts
Mom's Easy Honey Garlic Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 439 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 110mg37%
Sodium 1220mg51%
Potassium 326mg9%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Sugar 47g52%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.