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Honey Garlic Chicken

Here is another amazing recipe brought to us by My Kids Lick the Bowl. This is a delicious recipe that is very customisable to your family’s liking.

Honey Garlic Chicken


– 800 grams chicken breast (diced)

– 2 tablespoons corn flour 

– 2 tablespoons olive oil

– ¼ cup honey

– ¼ cup soy sauce

– 1 Tablespoon brown sugar

– 1 tablespoon lemon juice

– 3 cloves garlic

– ¼ teaspoon chilli flakes (optional)


  1. Toss your diced chicken in the rice flour.
  2. Whisk together the honey, soy sauce, garlic, brown sugar, lemon juice and optional chilli flakes
  3. Heat your pan with olive oil. Add the chicken and brown.
  4. Pour the honey garlic sauce over the cooking chicken, toss the chicken so that it is all coated in the sauce, and cook for a further 5 minutes so the chicken is cooked and the sauce has thickened.
  5. Enjoy served with rice and steamed vegetables.


– Don’t panic if your floured chicken sticks a little to the pan while you are browning it, when you add the sauce the bits stuck to the pan will come off and add flavour to the sauce… no harm done.

– Some soy sauces are very strong in flavour, if you find the sauce is too salty or strong, you can add a little water.

– If you want more sauce, you can add extra sauce ingredients in the same ratio of 50:50 honey to soy sauce.

– Serve with steamed brown rice, and veggies (broccoli, bok choy, green beans) and a sprinkling of sesame seeds can also be nice.

– Store any leftover honey garlic chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

– Chicken breast: The chicken breast can be substituted for chicken tenderloins or boneless skinless chicken thighs

– Rice flour: This can be substituted for cornflour/cornstarch or arrowroot. You can also use plain flour, however, I find the other options are lighter and give a more glossy sauce.

– Soy sauce: To make this recipe gluten-free choose GF soy sauce or tamari.

– Chilli flakes: The chilli flakes are optional, add more or less depending on your love of spice

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