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Honey Lemon Garlic Chicken

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  • Author: chefjar
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


What’s a meal that’s delicious, easy to make, only takes twenty minutes to cook, and only needs a few ingredients? This awesome honey lemon garlic chicken recipe!


  • 6 chicken thighs, with or without skin
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Ground black pepper and salt, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced or finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup water or chicken stock
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice ( or apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • Lemon slices, as needed


  • Season chicken thighs with ground black pepper, salt and garlic powder all over. Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet or pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken thighs and sear  on both sides until golden, about 10 minutes ( 5 minutes per side).  Reduce the heat to medium, cover the skillet with a lid and cook further for 2-3 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Drain most of the oil from the pan, leaving about 1-2 tablespoons for flavor.
  • Add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds; add the water, lemon juice, honey and soy sauce. Increase the heat to medium high and cook until the sauce thickens slightly, about 3 minutes.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley, lemon slices and serve over steamed rice or veggies. Enjoy!


* You can use chicken breasts as well.  You will need 3 chicken breasts. Slice horizontally in half to make 6 fillets. Sear them for 12 minutes ( 6 minutes per side or until cooked through). 

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Category: Chicken recipes
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 382kcal
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Sodium: 280mg
  • Fat: 22g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 17g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Cholesterol: 140mg