Honey Garlic Chicken Bites are seasoned pieces of chicken pan-fried to golden brown and coated in a honey garlic sauce with a subtle kick from red pepper flakes. It may be my new favorite way to eat chicken! For more delicious chicken recipes, I also have Lemon Garlic Chicken Bites you and your family will love!
Ingredients & Substitutions
Chicken: I used boneless, skinless chicken for this recipe. If using boneless, skinless chicken thighs, be sure they are cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F.
Chicken Coating: The chicken bites are coated in a seasoned flour mixture before pan-fried. It consists of all-purpose flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. When pan-fried in olive oil, it gives the chicken a nice golden brown, crispy exterior.
Honey Garlic Sauce: The honey garlic sauce is a sweet-savory blend that really elevates the flavor of the chicken. It is made up of honey, soy sauce, garlic, onion, white wine vinegar, and red pepper flakes.
Red Pepper Flakes: I like the subtle heat from the red pepper flakes. However, you could leave them out if preferred. Or, add more for a little extra kick to the sauce!
How To Serve Honey Garlic Chicken Bites
There are a few ways to enjoy these delicious honey garlic chicken bites. Here are a few tasty ideas:
- The bites are delicious over a bed of white rice or fried rice. (Have you tried my Air Fryer Fried Rice, yet?)
- Serve over mashed potatoes (or cauliflower mashed).
- Have a basket of dinner rolls or breadsticks available for soaking up the sauce.
- Serve with a side of roasted vegetables like green beans, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, or carrots.
- Add it to a lettuce salad for some protein.
How To Store Honey Garlic Chicken Bites
To store Honey Garlic Chicken Bites, first, let them cool to room temperature. Then, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The bites will last up to 3-4 days. Reheat the chicken in a microwave or in the oven.
Honey Garlic Chicken Bites
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pat dry with a paper towel, cut into 1-inch pieces
- ¼ cup (31 g) all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- ½ cup (170 g) honey
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons garlic, minced
- 1 small yellow onion, finely diced (about ½ cup)
- 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- green onions, for garnish
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Add chicken and toss to coat completely.
- In a 12-inch skillet over medium heat, add oil. Once hot, add chicken to the pan in an even layer to ensure even cooking. (Do not overcrowd the pan.) Cook for 8-10 minutes, rotating every few minutes, until all sides are golden brown and the chicken is cooked through. (Chicken is fully cooked when it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.) Transfer to a plate and tent to keep warm while you prepare the sauce.
- To the same skillet over medium-high heat, add honey, soy sauce, garlic, onion, vinegar, and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine.
- Bring mixture to a boil. Then, reduce the temperature to medium heat. Simmer for about 12-15 minutes, or until thickened.
- Add cooked chicken back into the skillet, tossing to coat with the sauce.
- Garnish with green onions. Serve immediately.
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What the Test Kitchen had to say about this recipe:
I really think you could put this honey garlic sauce on just about anything. It is so good!
I loved these chicken bites. I always appreciate more ways to cook chicken as it can get a bit boring. But, not with this recipe and the honey garlic glaze. Yum!
Yummy, I loved this. I would make even more sauce so I have a bunch to put on top of some rice!
Delicious! These have so much flavor and the sauce is incredible!
Honey garlic sauce is always packed with flavor. It's amazing with chicken. A side of rice would go great with this dish!
I really liked these. They were fairly easy to make and the honey garlic sauce is sooooo good. I love serving it with rice to soak up all that extra sauce!