Baked Honey Garlic Chicken


A take-out favorite that you can make right at home, baked to crisp perfection. It’s healthier, cheaper and so much tastier!

Baked Honey Garlic Chicken - A take-out favorite that you can make right at home. It's healthier, cheaper and so much tastier!

Baked chicken bites. Honey. And garlic. I think the title says it all, right?

Baked Honey Garlic Chicken - A take-out favorite that you can make right at home. It's healthier, cheaper and so much tastier!

Yes, there’s absolutely no hot pot of oil here. No splattering of hotness of any kind. And after my oil splatter burn the other day, I think it’s safe for me to stay away from any fried foods for the time being.

Baked Honey Garlic Chicken - A take-out favorite that you can make right at home. It's healthier, cheaper and so much tastier!

Best of all, this chicken here still has that amazing crisp-tender texture, smothered in that sweet garlicky sauce. A sauce so good that you’ll want to double or triple it for other uses. Like an extra drizzle of sauce. Or for guzzling. Take your pick.

Baked Honey Garlic Chicken - A take-out favorite that you can make right at home. It's healthier, cheaper and so much tastier!

Baked Honey Garlic Chicken

A take-out favorite that you can make right at home, baked to crisp perfection. It’s healthier, cheaper and so much tastier!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup Panko*

For the honey garlic sauce

  • 1/3 cup honey, or more, to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha, optional
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a 9×13 baking dish or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste. Working in batches, dip chicken into eggs, then dredge in Panko, pressing to coat.
  3. Add chicken to prepared baking dish. Place into oven and bake until golden brown and crisp, about 15-20 minutes.
  4. In a medium saucepan over medium high heat, combine honey, garlic, soy sauce and Sriracha, if using. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and 1/3 cup water. Stir mixture into the saucepan until thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in chicken and gently toss to combine.
  5. Serve immediately, garnished with green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.

*Panko is a Japanese-style breadcrumb and can be found in the Asian section of your local grocery store.

Adapted from Kirbie’s Cravings