Glazed Lemon Honey Garlic Chicken

Glazed Lemon Honey Garlic Chicken is tender and juicy chicken cooked in the skillet topped the most amazing lemon honey garlic glaze!  You are going to love this simple but full of flavor 30 minute meal! 


If you haven’t noticed yet, 30 minute meals are becoming my BFF lately.  And my skillet meals are becoming quite popular on my site.  This Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken is soaring to one of the most popular skillet meals on the site!   These 30 minute meals are saving me during the busy school year and I am still able to provide a delicious meal that brings the family together for just a few minutes each night.

The best part about this recipe is that it only requires a few ingredients.  I had all of the ingredients in the pantry and some costco chicken in the fridge and this meal was on the dinner table in no time at all!


The chicken gets cooked in butter on the skillet infusing delicious flavor and making the chicken tender and juicy.  And then the glaze that goes on top is incredible.

A little bit of tang from the lemon, plus the sweet honey, and garlic all come together to add big flavor to this simple meal.


Your entire family will love this meal!  And you will love it because it is easy to make and has the most incredible lemon garlic honey glaze.  Simple, minimal ingredients, and big on flavor.  That is how we like ’em!


4.8 from 4 reviews
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Glazed Lemon Honey Garlic Chicken is tender and juicy chicken cooked in the skillet topped the most amazing lemon honey garlic glaze! You are going to love this simple but full of flavor 30 minute meal!
Serves: 4
  • 1 pound boneless chicken thighs, breasts will also work
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  1. In a medium sized skillet add the butter and allow to melt over medium high heat. Add the chicken thighs to the skillet and salt and pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until chicken is no longer pink and 165 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl whisk olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, honey, soy sauce and italian seasoning. Pour it on top of the chicken and cook for a few minutes to allow the garlic to cook and for the sauce to reduce and thicken.




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  1. Too much lemon juice. Would be good with half the amount and/or a bit more honey. The lemon at that amount overtook any other flavor.

  2. shawnna griffin says:

    Hey girl yummy for my tummy! This looks amazing!

  3. Hi Alyssa:
    I think I have the perfect Honey Lemon recipe for chicken (courtesy of but I am going to give yours a try.

    So nice to see someone using the dark meat (I hate white meat… dry and tasteless.)

  4. Honey and garlic 🙄 how come?

    • Cyndi Crum says:

      Because it works, and be cause this recipe is delicious. 🙂 Love it, perfect amounts of honey and lemon. Thanks

  5. Just made this and thought it was the perfect amount of honey and lemon definitely didn’t taste too lemony at all. My husband and I loved it and he requested I make it again. thank you for the great recipe

  6. Does it go in the oven or do u just fry it in the skillet on medium high?

  7. I thought the lemon might be too powerful, but it was a great mix with all the other flavors! Delicious recipe loved by the entire family.

  8. This is a great recipe. However I doubled the ingredients and it made just enough sauce. I might try using a little sesame oil next time. But it was great as is

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