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honey soy garlic chicken in a cast iron skillet

Honey Garlic Soy Sauce Chicken

This honey garlic soy sauce chicken recipe is quick, easy, flavorful, and the sauce is made with pantry staples. Ready in about 30 minutes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword honey soy chicken, honey soy chicken breasts, honey soy garlic chicken, honey soy sauce chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 245kcal


  • 2 large chicken breasts cut in half lengthwise
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Flour for dredging
  • 2 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth or stock
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 4 cloves garlic minced


  • Cut the chicken in half lengthwise so you have four thinner cutlets. Sprinkle the chicken with the pepper and garlic powder, and then coat it in flour.
  • Add 1 tbsp of the butter and the olive oil to a skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan's hot, add the chicken. Cook it for 4-5 minutes/side until golden.
  • Take the chicken out of the skillet and set it aside. 
  • Take the pan off the heat and add the chicken broth, soy sauce, honey, garlic, and remaining butter. Return it to the heat and let the sauce bubble for about a minute or so.
  • Add the chicken back to the pan and continue cooking until the sauce has reduced a bit and the chicken is fully cooked though (about 5 minutes). The sauce is not meant to be thick. If you want more of a glaze, you can add a cornstarch slurry if you wish. Serve immediately.


  • I used my 10-1/4" Lodge cast iron skillet to make this recipe (any skillet is fine).
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.


Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 324mg | Potassium: 456mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 209IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg