Honey Garlic Chicken

5560
Prepare time: 10 min
Cook: 25 min
Ready in: 40 min

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of skinless and boneless chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 2 cloves of garlic, mince them
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon of sriracha
  • 1 lime, take the juice only
  • ¼ cup of low sodium soy sauce

Directions:

1Wash clean the chicken and let it dry. Transfer the chicken to a wide shallow dish and season the chicken breasts with pepper and salt. Sprinkle both spices on to the chicken and give it a little squeeze. Flip the chicken breast and season the other side the same way too. Set aside and let it absorbs the season for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

2When you are ready to cook, pre heat the oven to 250° Fahrenheit. Now, let’s make the glaze first. Take a medium mixing bowl and add cornstarch, 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, sriracha, lime juice, garlic, honey, soy sauce, and whisk them together until well mixed. Set aside.

3Take a large skillet and add the chicken in it. Cook the chicken over medium heat for around 4 minutes for each side. Flip the chicken and cook again for 4 minutes. Depending on the heat level, the process can be longer or faster. Simply flip the chicken when it turns to golden in color.

4Remove from the heat and pour in the honey mixture into the skillet. Stir until the mixture covers the entire surface of the chicken. Transfer into the oven and bake for around 25 minutes or until it is well cooked. Meanwhile, heat the broiler.

5When you think the chicken is cooked throughout, take it out from the oven. Use a toothpick and puncture the chicken to make sure it is soft but firm with golden brown color. If it is so, the chicken is well cooked.

6Immediately spoon the remaining glaze over the chicken, and then transfer it into the broiler. Broil for another 2 minutes and take it out. Transfer the chicken to serving dish. Garnish with sesame seeds and scallions on top of it.

Notes:

  • In alternative to chicken breast, you can also use any other part of the chicken. However, it is recommended to use boneless and skinless chicken meat. If you like it with skin, boneless chicken thigh is probably the best alternative.