Honey Garlic Chicken

Honey Garlic Chicken

by Kristen on August 28, 2012

Honey Garlic Chicken

I’ve come to think of chicken in the same way I do tofu. Its sole purpose is to act as a vehicle to help get more of whatever delicious sauce it’s coated in into my mouth. You’ll want to lick your fingers, the plate and the pan these were cooked on. This honey garlic chicken is that good.

Honey Garlic Chicken Serve this sweet and sticky chicken with this baby kale and pomegranate salad or some smokey parmesan corn on the cob. Finish with this roasted black plum and mascarpone pie for a seriously delicious meal :)

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5.0 from 8 reviews
Honey Garlic Chicken
 
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This sweet and sticky honey garlic chicken will leave you licking your fingers wanting more.
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 8 pieces of chicken (thighs, wings and drumsticks work best)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • 4 garlic cloves, grated with a microplane or grated finely then chopped to a paste
  • 1 teaspoon onion, grated with a microplane or grated finely then chopped to a paste
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning chicken
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 420. Season chicken with salt and pepper and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
  2. While the chicken is in the oven combine all other ingredients in a medium sized bowl and mix thoroughly.
  3. After 20 minutes, remove chicken from the oven and, using tongs, place each piece in the bowl with the sauce. Drain any fat that is on the baking sheet into the bowl with the sauce. Toss to coat thoroughly. Place sauce bowl aside.
  4. Place chicken, skin side down, on the baking sheet and return to oven. Turn oven to broil and broil for 5 minutes. Remove chicken from the oven and turn to skin side up. Using a rubber spatula, coat the chicken skin with any remaining sauce. Broil for another 5 minutes.
Notes
You can use with chicken with skin or without. If you use chicken with skin it will have a lot more flavour, and a lot more fat. It's your choice.

 

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Kelly Grace

I can’t wait to try this recipe. Here’s my question: Can I cook the chicken with the skin to add flavor, but not eat the skin and decrease the fat? Does cooking with the skin on add fat to the chicken meat per se?

Thanks,
Kelly Grace

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Kristen

Hey Kelly,

I would choose to do it one way or the other. The extra flavour from the skin comes from eating it directly and from the fat you add to the honey garlic sauce, not from soaking into the chicken.

It will still be delicious with the skin off since there is so much flavour in the sauce. Maybe save the skin on version for a treat and the skinless version for everyday :)

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Javelin Warrior

Oh my! This chicken looks fantastic with such crunchy delicious skin! I’m featuring this post in today’s Food Fetish Friday (with a link-back and attribution as always). Thank you so much for keeping me inspired with such delicious creations…

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Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking}

Wow, that skin is gorgeous! I love the ingredient combination and can’t wait to try this!

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Kristen

Thanks, Rachel! Honey garlic is one of my fav’s too :)

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Janette

Honey garlic chicken is my weakness. I love that you add molasses in the recipe, sounds very tasty!

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Kristen

Mine too! The molasses really gives it more depth :)

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martha Andrade

Going to make this receipe ,what if I don’t have molasses can I substitute, something else or can i just leave it out, also what can i serve with this dish

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Kristen

Hey Martha,

You can just leave it out, it will still be delicious. I like to serve this with a big salad but you could make any kind of veggies and maybe some crispy baked potatoes :)

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Anna

Wow — these were soooooo good! Thanks for the recipe; the whole family enjoyed it.

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Kristen

Thank you so much for letting me know, Anna! And you are very welcome :)

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Linda

This chicken was so delicious. I will be making it again for sure!

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Michelle

Wow, made this for dinner tonight, and it was absolutely amazing.

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R.Mitch

This was awesome! Thank you so much!

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Kristen

Thank you so much!!

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Sasha

Just tried this recipe tonight, and it was AMAZING!!!..thank you from me and my husband :-)

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Cassie

The broiler on my oven is tiny and useless, can you just cook the chicken in the oven with the temperature turned up after adding the sauce?

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Kristen

I definitely think that would work. It is really just to get the sauce to ‘stick’ to the chicken a little more. Enjoy!

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Kas

Hi Kristen,

I just made this recipe for dinner & WOW, it’s so ridiculously yummy!! I used boneless/skinless breasts because that’s all I had, but will definitely use skin-on thighs next time for that extra deliciousness of fat (mmm…guilty pleasure!). I served it with a cheater-spaghetti noodle version of lo mein, and the hubs and I thought it was a perfect combo! :)

Thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe. I originally found it on Pinterest, but will now be a new follower of your blog. :)

Thanks again!

Kas

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Laura

Can this be done in the slow cooker do you think until the broil part?

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Natalie @ In Natalie's Shoes

Oh man! I can’t wait to try this. It sounds so easy and looks amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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Beckie

This sounds sooooo good I think I will be trying it real soon….maybe tonight
Thank you for all you work you recipes are mouth watering and your photos are amazing….great work!!!

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L

What can I use instead of Molasses?

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Kristen

I would try substituting a little brown sugar, or just omitting it :)

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Perrin

Hi Kristen,

I stumbled upon your website while looking for recipes to boost my grandma’s immune system. I’ll definitely try this one and cook it for her! Hope it turns out well like yours! Thanks for sharing! :)

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Jackie

This is amazing!!! I make this when I want to bribe hubby to do something :) haha!!!

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Andrea

This chicken is awesome! ❤

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ratatouille

Does it matter if i use table salt vs. sea salt??

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Kristen

I always use sea salt as I find table salt is too strong and has an almost bitter quality to it. If you use table salt just start with a little and add more to taste :)

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felicia love johnson

This is wonderful,easy and healthy

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