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! 

Quick and easy meals that are the best family meals are perfect for a busy weeknight. If you love 30 minutes meals try this Caramel Chicken, Chicken Enchiladas with Avocado Cream Sauce or Cider Glazed Chicken.

Glazed Honey Lemon Garlic Chicken

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!

How to make Glazed Honey Lemon Garlic Chicken?

  • 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.
  • 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.

glazed lemon garlic honey chicken

Chicken Breast or Chicken Thighs?

You can substitute thighs for chicken breasts. You get a better flavored part of the chicken from the thighs that are a working muscles, which is why they are darker meat. I prefer thighs over breasts for cooking and eating however either is great for this recipe.

How do you know when Chicken Thighs are done?

The safe internal temperature for cooked chicken is 165° Fahrenheit(75° Celsius). A meat or instant-read thermometer is your best bet for determining the temperature of your chicken, and if you’re cooking a whole bird, it should be inserted into the thickest part of the thigh but not touching bone.

What goes well with Glazed Honey Lemon Garlic Chicken?

  • Green Salad
  • White or Brown Rice
  • Pasta
  • Green Vegetables: Green Beans, Broccoli or Asparagus

glazed lemon garlic honey chicken

 

Looking for more honey garlic recipes? Try these!

 

Glazed Lemon Honey Garlic Chicken

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
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!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, lemon garlic chicken, glazed chicken

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless chicken thighs breasts will also work
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Instructions

  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.
Nutrition Facts
Glazed Lemon Honey Garlic Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 494 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g 58%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 390mg 16%
Potassium 284mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 18g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 5.3%
Vitamin C 14.3%
Calcium 1.7%
Iron 6.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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    1. I totally agree! Wish I had read this before making it. The amount of lemon really made it taste more like sweet and sour sauce to me.

  1. Hi Alyssa:
    I think I have the perfect Honey Lemon recipe for chicken (courtesy of myfiveboys.com) 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.)

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. Way too much lemon. Other than that, the recipe is good, will try again with less lemon juice and a kick of something spicy to add some heat. Yum.

  6. This recipe was really delicious! I loved the lemony flavor with the hint of honey. I don’t really care for sweet meat, but the honey amount was just enough. It was very easy and quick to make. My husband really loved it… said it was different, in a good way.

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. I was honestly so unsure of putting such completely different ingredients together like this. But as soon as I smelled the sauce I was in awe. Then I tasted it, and I nearly yelped at just how STUPIDLY good it was. I just didn’t let it cook on the chicken long enough, but I slapped that bad boy on some white rice, threw in some sautéed peppers, and I do believe this is the easiest tasting dish I’ve ever made. I still can’t believe how good it was. I also forgot the soy sauce, but I think it would’ve darkened the taste to much for me. I wish I could give this ten stars, man…

  8. I absolutely love this recipe . I cut the lemon juice in half and added more honey and a little cayenne for a kick and boy was that sauce sweet and spicy and delicious . Paired my chicken with some white rice , and steamed broccoli. Pallete On cloud nine (: thank you so much

  9. I printed this recipe out. It’s by far my favorite. The taste is amazing and very little products needed which is a plus 👌🔥💖

  10. This recipe was amazing! My entire family loved it and I was able to pat myself on the back for stepping out my comfort zone with different flavor combinations. The only thing I would say is that I had to add a bit of cornstarch because the sauce didn’t thicken the way I wanted. Other than that it was wonderful!

  11. The hubs just had heart surgery, so didn’t use Italian seasoning, and used skinless breasts instead of thighs. But yum, yum, yum. I’ve made this several times…it has become a family favorite. In fact, I now make a pound or so more than needed (and up the other ingredients, as well)…let the chicken cool, then shred and add a whole fresh avocado (mashed). Keeps in the fridge until we’re ready to have the best chicken salad I’ve ever eaten. And the heart-healthiest. Thank you for the great, and easy, recipe!

    PS Is that fresh parsley in the photos? Beautiful presentation with the lemon slices, too.

    1. Oh no! I am so sorry about your husband. I hope things get better for him. I love your substitutions and still seems like it tasted good. Thanks for sharing! Yes, that is fresh parsley on top in the photos.

  12. So I’ve been making this over and over for the past two years. I’ll let you in on some things that worked better for me.

    I was having trouble making the sauce thicker and kept over cooking the chicken because of it. So now I add a little flour (2 tbs-ish?) to the mix.

    I now buy the Trader Joe’s all natural chicken fresh breast tenders (usually 1 lb) because it has saved me the trouble of removing a lot of fat and cutting thighs or breasts.

    I use an alternative to soy sauce called liquid aminos.

    I changed the honey to a half cup to match the lemon juice.

    I put the sauce in the pan first for like 2 minutes (on medium heat) then add the chicken and apply Susie-Q. Cook one side for 4 minutes, flip them, next side for 3 minutes, then I drain the sauce in a bowl and keep the chicken in the pan and switch to high heat.

    I char both sides (just have to watch it until it looks how you want, flipping just a couple times to check each side) and then drop them in the sauce and boom, they’re ready.

    TBH I kinda just eat the chicken out of the sauce bowl but you can plate a few pieces and drizzle the sauce on top.

    Mashed potatoes and asparagus are good sides. -adding a little liquid aminos to your asparagus while cooking it is bomb.

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