Honey Chicken – Better Than Take-Out!

This easy recipe for honey chicken is a family favorite! Tender chunks of chicken are cooked crisp and tossed in a sweet and spicy honey glaze.

Now you can make your own take out a home! Serve over a bowl of rice for the perfect meal!

Honey Chicken in a bowl on rice

Take Out at Home

Chicken is cooked in a crispy cornstarch coating and tossed with an easy honey sauce.

We love this honey chicken because it’s a restaurant menu favorite that can be made at home!

Serve it next to fried rice, steamed veggies or even a flavorful bok choy stir fry.


CHICKEN For this recipe, we use chicken breast chopped into bite-sized pieces, but you can also use chicken thighs and get the same amazing results!

SAUCE Honey adds the sweetness to this recipe while a bit of ginger and garlic add flavor.

GARNISH Green onions, sesame seeds, even toasted crushed peanuts with some chili paste can make a delicious garnish!

Serve Honey Chicken over fluffy rice to sop up all the sauce!

a bowl of chicken with cornstarch and a pan of honey sauce

How to Make Honey Chicken

  1. Season chicken, toss in corn starch.
  2. Whisk together sauce ingredients.
  3. Panfry chicken and set asdie.
  4. Cook sauce according to the recipe below. Toss with chicken.


  • Love spice? Add chili flakes or extra sriracha.
  • No chicken breast? Use cubed pork tenderloin or even chicken or turkey meatballs (skip the Italian style seasoning in your meatball recipe).
  • Add chunks of bell pepper, onion or pineapple.

Honey Chicken in a pan with rice in the back


  • For a fun appetizer, sprinkle honey chicken with sesame seeds and set them in an attractive serving dish with a garnish of sliced green onions. Place a small jar of wooden picks in the center of the platter so guests can grab and go!
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave until heated through.

More Take-Out at Home

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Honey Chicken in a bowl on rice

Honey Chicken

Honey Chicken is loaded with tender pieces of chicken tossed in a sweet & spicy sauce!
Course Chicken, Dinner, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 347
Author Holly Nilsson


  • 1 ½ pounds chicken breasts
  • ½ teaspoon salt & pepper each
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or as needed
  • green onions for garnish


  • cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons chicken broth or water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ginger grated
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha or to taste
  • 3 cloves garlic minced


  • Cut chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces, season with salt & pepper and toss with cornstarch.
  • Combine all sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken in small batches and cook until no pink remains, about 5-6 minutes. Set chicken aside in a bowl.
  • Add sauce to the pan and bring to a simmer. Simmer 1 minute.
  • Stir in chicken and toss to coat. Garnish with green onions.


Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. 

Reheat leftovers in the microwave until heated through. 


Calories: 347 | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 1047mg | Potassium: 672mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
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Honey Chicken in the pan and plated to make Honey Chicken

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