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30 Minute Honey Garlic Chicken, a new go-to sheet pan meal. Easy, homemade crispy chicken tossed in a spicy-sweet honey garlic sauce. Serve this dish with asparagus, broccoli, or a combination of the two, cooked up right alongside the chicken. It’s the easiest sheet pan dinner. Add a side of rice for a main, or serve it on its own as an appetizer. This fun take-out-style dinner is great any night of the week!

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Some of my favorite types of dinners to create and share with my family are fun takeout-inspired dinners made at home. Well, tacos are probably my favorite, but takeout at home is a close second. My younger sister, Asher, adores any dish with a hit of soy sauce (I use tamari) and served over rice. Just like my mom, Asher adores rice.

I often make dishes like today’s recipe for them, but I love sharing new sauces and flavors! I always have fun creating these recipes.

I shared my recipe for chili ginger orange chicken just after the holidays. Since then, I’ve made it multiple times. The chili orange sauce is so delicious!

I felt like it was time to shake things up, so instead of the classic orange sauce, today I’m sharing a honey garlic sauce made with lemon! This sauce is so simple, but wow, the flavors really are delicious.

Honey, garlic, and lemon, all mixed with salty tamari – such an addicting sauce!

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These are the details

Step 1: start with the chicken

I like to use cubed raw chicken—breasts or thighs, or a mix of the two. Toss the cubed chicken with garlic powder, black pepper, and chile flakes. I love to use Korean chile flakes. You can find them online, at Whole Foods, and in most major grocery stores in the Asian aisle.

Now add some flour. The flour allows the chicken to get crispy in the oven. It’s a small amount, so just a very light coating. It’s not a breaded chicken but it has just enough of a coating to ensure the sauce can stick nicely to the chicken.

Bake the chicken with a side of asparagus or broccoli. Depending on the size of your chicken pieces, this should take about 10 to 15 minutes to cook.

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Step 2: the honey garlic sauce

This really is the heart of the recipe. The sauce brings all the flavor.

Mix the tamari (or soy sauce), with lemon juice and honey. The honey not only adds flavor but creates a sticky sauce that will adhere nicely to the chicken.

Then, fresh garlic, chili paste, green onions, and a drizzle of toasted sesame oil. If you don’t have toasted sesame, you can easily just omit it from the sauce. I do love the flavor, but it is not a must.

Like most of my Asian-inspired dishes, I love to use chili paste. More often than not I use gochujang, a Korean chili paste. The Mother in Law’s brand is my favorite, I get the original flavor from Whole Foods or order on Amazon.

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Step 3: toss the chicken and the sauce

Pour the sauce over the baked crispy chicken and cook the chicken in the sauce. The coating soaks up all the sauce – yum!

Step 4: serve with rice

You can easily serve this as is, but we love this chicken best served over rice and topped with lots of toasted sesame seeds.

It’s so delish!

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Lastly, if you make this 30 Minute Honey Garlic Chicken, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

20 Minute Honey Garlic Chicken

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 585 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


Honey Garlic Sauce


  • 1. Preheat the oven to 450° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or rub with oil.
    2. On the sheet pan, mix the chicken, garlic powder, pepper, and chile flakes. Add the flour and toss again. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil, tossing to coat. Arrange the chicken to one side of the baking sheet. Add the broccoli/asparagus to the other side. Toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
    3. Meanwhile, make the sauce. In a bowl or glass jar, combine all ingredients.
    4. Remove the vegetables from the sheet pan. Then pour the honey garlic sauce over the chicken and toss the chicken up in the sauce. Bake for another 5 minutes, until the sauce is baked onto the chicken.
    5. Serve the chicken, vegetables, and honey garlic sauce with green onions and toasted sesame seeds. I love this over rice, but it's also great as an appetizer too!
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    1. Hey Katherine,
      Love to hear this!! Thanks so much for making this recipe and your comment:) Happy Sunday! xT

  1. 4 stars
    I love the idea of one sheet pan but still cook the vegetables on the separate pan just so I can have extra room and time things perfectly. I think the key for me was using chx thighs and Rice Flour. The rice flour gave it that mall food court” kind of texture (in a good way!)

    1. Hey Kristen,
      Happy Friday! Love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks for making it! xT

    1. Hey Michelle,
      Happy Thursday! Thanks so much for trying this recipe, I’m so glad to hear it was enjoyed! Xx

  2. 5 stars
    Tried that chicken yesterday and WOW , we loved it . Also , bought all your 3 books 🫣
    My new favorite recipes in one place . Thank you !

    1. Hi Paulina,
      I appreciate you making this recipe and your comment, so glad it was enjoyed! Thanks so much for purchasing the cookbooks, that means a lot:) Have a great weekend! Xx

  3. 5 stars
    After serving this tonight, my husband said “That’s a keeper!” Really good flavors, simple to prepare. Thanks for the “keeper”!

    1. Hey Susie,
      Happy Friday!! I appreciate you making this recipe and your comment, I love to hear that it turned out nicely for you! Xx

  4. 5 stars
    One of my new FAVES! Have made this twice in two weeks! I swapped with coconut flour to make it GF and it was FABULOUS. Thank you so much for this recipe!

    1. Hey Rebecca,
      Love to hear this! Thanks a lot for making this recipe and your comment! Have a great day:)

    1. Hey Courtney,
      Awesome!! So glad to hear that this recipe is always delish, thanks so much for making it so often and your feedback! Xx

  5. 5 stars
    This was equal parts delicious and simple to make! I steamed the broccoli because that’s how we prefer it, but otherwise followed the recipe to a T!

    1. Hey Marie,
      Happy Friday! So glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it and sharing your feedback! xT

  6. 5 stars
    This was delicious! Such a simple weeknight meal that’d easily scratch the takeout itch. Loved the slightly spicy kick and the consistency of the sauce – not too thick or too watery. Definitely adding this to the rotation 🙂 Thanks for another winner!

    1. Hey Maggie,
      Awesome!! Love to hear that this dish turned out well for you, thanks for making it and your comment! xT

  7. 5 stars
    So easy and fast! This just hit right with my family and will definitely go into rotation. Made it with asparagus and that was excellent. My husband said we don’t need to do take out when we have things like this – that is the best compliment, right?? Thanks again, Tiegan!

    1. Hey Cat,
      Awesome!! Love to hear that this dish turned out well for you, thanks for making it and your comment! xT

  8. 5 stars
    We thought this was delicious! I did change the directions around a bit since I think it’s more efficient to mix the spices, flour and oil with the chicken in a bowl rather than on the baking sheet, same with the broccoli. I also poured some of the sauce over the hot broccoli, which gave it a great flavor. Definitely one I’ll be making again!

    1. Hey Helen,
      Wonderful!! So glad to hear that this dish was enjoyed, thanks for making it! Have a great weekend! xT

    1. Hi Kathy,
      I’m not familiar with the Trader Joe’s oil, but it sounds like it’s going to be pretty different than a paste, so I probably wouldn’t recommend it. Please let me know if I can help in any other way! xT

  9. 5 stars
    Delicious! I used low sodium soy sauce and cooked the sauce with some corn starch for a few minutes until it got thick before tossing it with the chicken. It was yummy!

    1. Hey Summer,
      Amazing! I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed this dish and appreciate you making it! xT

      1. Hi Kim,
        I would use just 1T of it for some flavor:) Let me know if you give this dish a try, I hope you love it! xT

  10. 4 stars
    Mine looked nothing like the picture but the flavor was delicious! I added ginger paste to my sauce. Thanks for another winner Tieghan!

    1. Hey Elise,
      I am so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and appreciate you making it and your feedback! xT