Honey Garlic Chicken Bites | Gimme Delicious

Tender, juicy Honey Garlic Chicken Bites will be an instant favorite! Chicken pieces are perfectly seasoned, pan-seared, and then cooked in an irresistible sweet and sticky sauce. They’re ready in just about 20 minutes and great served over rice, pasta or with veggies on the side.

Honey garlic chicken bites served over rice in a white bowl.

Honey Garlic Chicken Bites is one of those incredibly tasty, yet super easy dinner options that always gets rave reviews from family and friends! This recipe starts with cutting chicken breasts into small bite-sized pieces and tossing them in a cornstarch seasoning mixture. Then, the chicken pieces are browned in a pan before being coated and cooked in a sweet, sticky, slightly spicy honey garlic sauce. It’s all made in one pan and can be on the table in less than 20 minutes!

Why you should make this recipe

  • Quick & easy: Sometimes the easiest recipes are the best! This dish is made entirely in one skillet, takes just 20 minutes from start to finish and requires a simple list of ingredients you’ll most likely already have in your kitchen!
  • Versatile: Serve these on game day as an appetizer or snack, or make them a meal by pairing them with rice, noodles mashed potatoes or roasted vegetables. The serving options are endless!
  • Incredibly delicious: This dish is a little bit sweet, a little bit spicy, and perfectly garlicky. It’s a crowd-pleaser for sure!
Honey garlic chicken bites served over white rice in a bowl.

Ingredients needed

This easy chicken bites recipe is made with minimal ingredients that come together for amazing flavors. Here’s everything you’ll need to make it:

  • Chicken breasts: The recipe calls for 1 1/2 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breasts. They are easy to cut, which makes them a great option for this recipe. However, feel free to use boneless skinless thighs, if you prefer dark meat.
  • Cornstarch: Coating the chicken in cornstarch ensures that each piece will be nice and crispy on the outside.
  • Seasonings: A simple blend of red pepper flakes, garlic powder, salt, and pepper adds so much delicious savory flavor with just a hint of heat.
  • Butter: For cooking the chicken.
  • Honey garlic sauce: Whisk together garlic, olive oil, honey, lemon juice, soy sauce, and hot sauce (or sriracha sauce) for an incredibly delicious sauce.

How to make this recipe

  1. Season chicken: Pat down the chicken with a paper towel. In a large bowl combine the chicken, cornstarch, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, salt & pepper. Stir to combine. 
  2. Cook chicken: Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large heavy-duty pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  3. Make the sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic, olive oil, honey, lemon juice, soy sauce, and hot sauce. 
  4. Cook the chicken and sauce: Pour the prepared sauce over the chicken and cook another 4-5 minutes or until the sauce has thickened and the chicken is cooked through. The longer you cook it, the stickier and thicker the sauce will become. 
  5. Serve: Enjoy over rice, or pasta, or with veggies.
Cooking chicken bites in a sauce in a large pan.

Expert tips

  • Cutting chicken: We recommend cutting your chicken in pieces that are equal in size, so they cook evenly and at the same rate. 
  • Don’t overcrowd the chicken: You want the pieces to be in a single layer in the pan, so they don’t steam but crisp up nicely.
  • Change up the seasoning: This dish is not terribly spicy, but if you’re serving small children or anyone that is sensitive to spice, omit the red pepper flakes and the hot sauce. You can always give the option for people to add red pepper flakes and/or hot sauce to individual servings.

Frequently asked questions

What goes well with honey garlic chicken?

These honey garlic chicken bites are delicious with a variety of sides. We especially love them over a starchy carb for soaking up that wonderful sauce. Here are some tasty options:

What is honey garlic sauce made of?

This recipe for honey garlic sauce has only six ingredients and really simple to make. Combine fresh garlic, olive oil, honey, lemon juice, soy sauce, and hot sauce for a rich, tasty sauce. And don’t just limit it to chicken bites, it’s great over meatballs, stir-fries, salmon, and more.

Storage recommendations

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. Freeze the chicken stored in airtight containers for up to 3 months. Leftovers will lose some texture and crispiness but they will still be delicious.

Chicken bites in a sticky sauce over white rice.

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Honey garlic chicken bites served over rice in a white bowl.

Honey Garlic Chicken Bites

Tender, juicy Honey Garlic Chicken Bites will be an instant favorite! Chicken pieces are perfectly seasoned, pan-seared, and then cooked in an irresistible sweet and sticky sauce. They’re ready in just about 20 minutes and great served over rice, pasta or with veggies on the side.

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Course: Main

Cuisine: American

Keyword: chicken bites, Spicy Chicken Bites

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4 servings

Calories: 383kcal

Instructions

  • Pat down chicken with paper towel. In a large bowl combine the chicken, cornstarch, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, salt & pepper. Stir to combine.

  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large heavy-duty pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until cooked through.

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic, olive oil, honey, lemon juice, soy sauce, and hot sauce.

  • Pour the prepared sauce over the chicken and cook another 4-5 minutes or until the sauce has thickened and the chicken is cooked through. The longer you cook it the stickier and thicker the sauce will become.

  • Serve over rice, or pasta, or with veggies.

Notes

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. Freeze the chicken stored in airtight containers for up to 3 months. Leftovers will lose some texture and crispiness but they will still be delicious.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 833mg | Potassium: 689mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 232IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

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