Baked Honey Garlic Chicken
Oh my goodness Baked Honey Garlic Chicken is beyond wonderful! Chicken breast pieces are coated in Kikkoman Panko bread crumbs and baked. Then you make a lovely sauce with honey, Tamari low-sodium soy sauce, garlic, onion powder, and Sriracha hot chili sauce. The sauce was breathtaking! Really. While it’s pretty hot if you use a full tablespoon and a half of Sriracha sauce, the honey mellows it out so you are not overpowered by the heat. Stir the sauce into the hot, baked chicken and top with green onions and sesame seeds. Then serve the chicken over rice. Yum, yum, triple yum!
I was making a meal for a family who just had a new baby a couple of weeks ago so I was looking for a main dish that was relatively easy and quick and not a lot of work (like some casseroles tend to be). I saw this recipe on Pinterest that I’ve been drooling over for weeks so I decided to give it a try. I had everything on hand except the Sriracha sauce and Panko bread crumbs. A guy at the store said warned me that the Sriracha was REALLY hot, but by that time I didn’t have time to change my menu because I was on a time crunch. I decided to go for it.
Instead of using a full tablespoon and a half of the sauce, I used only one tablespoon. It was dynamite. But I decided to drizzle the sauce over the chicken and only on about half of it. That way I saved half of the chicken for the kids in case they wouldn’t eat it with the sauce.
The recipe was so good that I decided to make it again for John and me. Because John doesn’t enjoy things as spicy as I do, I backed the Sriracha sauce down to 1/2 tablespoon. While it was still delicious, it really needed MORE Sriracha to give the recipe the needed heat!!! Personally, I think you need one tablespoon as the bare minimum.
The recipe instructions suggested Kikkoman Panko bread crumbs rather than any other kind because they coat the chicken more evenly and the crumbs cook more evenly (even on the bottom) than other bread crumbs do. So I used Kikkoman rather than a cheaper brand. The recipe also recommended a low-sodium soy sauce. I can’t stress this enough. You don’t want to be overpowered with salt, so please find a low sodium soy sauce. I used Tamari, gluten free low sodium soy sauce, which is my soy sauce of choice anyway–especially in hummus recipes.
Baked Honey Garlic Chicken is spectacular – especially if you’re brave and amp up the Sriracha! Seriously! I could eat this chicken dish every week–it’s that good. (This, from someone who rotates food so much that I hardly eat spaghetti more than two or three times a YEAR!)
It took me about 10 minutes to have the chicken ready to bake, and about 10 minutes to throw all the sauce ingredients together and cook them. For me, that’s considered pretty easy. My chicken took longer to bake – closer to 30-40 minutes rather than the 20 recommended, but each oven is different. Even still, this is a pretty quick and easy meal to make and if you enjoy hot foods it’s great to serve for company, too, providing they also enjoy spicy. 😉 Baked Honey Garlic Chicken is elegant as well as tasty!
If you are on the lookout for a sensational chicken dish served over rice, then get yourself to the store and buy the ingredients for Baked Honey Garlic Chicken immediately. Then you will understand why I’m raving so much about this heavenly recipe. I served this dish with Zucchini Parmesan, Baked Corn, Tomato Avocado Mozzarella Salad and Ambrosia Salad for a scrumptious over-the-top meal! Oh, and don’t forget the Chewy Chunky Brownies. There always has to be a dessert. 🙂
Baked Honey Garlic Chicken is amazing.
Baked Honey Garlic Chicken is similar to a Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe, but, instead of the sour vinegar flavor in the sauce, it has a fantastic spicy, hot flavor. In combination with the honey, the sauce is spectacular. (These were leftovers the next day).
Aren’t you ready to drool over this lovely entree?
Here’s what I did.
I used the egg and bread crumbs with the chicken. The green onions and sesame seeds are used to garnish the chicken when finished.
Coat chicken pieces in eggs.
Dredge chicken in Kikkoman Panko bread crumbs.
Place chicken pieces on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes, or until fork tender.
I used these ingredients for the sauce, plus water.
Place onion powder and minced garlic in a bowl. Add Tamari gluten free low-sodium soy sauce.
Add Sriracha sauce and water.
Stir sauce ingredients to combine.
Cook sauce on top of stove to a low boil. Stir in cornstarch/water mixture.
Bring to a low boil again and allow sauce to thicken. Combine with baked chicken pieces.
You can drizzle the sauce over top like this, then garnish with green onions and sesame seeds. (This was from my first batch where I didn’t stir the sauce into the chicken).
Or you can stir the baked chicken pieces into the sauce, then garnish with green onions and sesame seeds. Either way works, although I preferred it this way so I could have plenty of sauce.
Here’s the recipe.
BAKED HONEY GARLIC CHICKEN
(Recipe adapted from Kirbie’s Cravings)
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
- about ½ box (4-oz.) [url href=”http://www.kikkomanusa.com/homecooks/products/products_hc_details.php?pf=10518″ target=”_blank” title=”kikkoman panko bread crumbs”]Kikkoman[/url] Panko-style bread crumbs
- 2 eggs
- 1 green onion, sliced for garnish
- 1-2 tbsp. sesame seeds, for garnish
- hot, cooked rice[br]
- 12 tbsp. honey
- 2-3 tbsp. Sriracha sauce, to your preference
- 8 garlic cloves, minced, or about 1 ½ tsp. drained, minced garlic from a jar
- 2 tsp. onion powder
- 3 tbsp. Tamari gluten free low-sodium soy sauce
- 4 tbsp. water
- ½ cup water
- 2 tbsp. cornstarch
- Beat egg in bowl.
- Dredge chicken pieces in egg, then in [url href=”http://www.kikkomanusa.com/homecooks/products/products_hc_details.php?pf=10518″ target=”_blank” title=”kikkoman panko bread crumbs”]bread crumbs[/url].
- Place on a cookie sheet that has parchment paper spread over top (for easy clean up).
- Bake at 350° for about 30 minutes or until fork tender.
- Mix chicken pieces with sauce and stir to combine.
- Serve over rice and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds. [br]
- While chicken is baking, make sauce.
- Mix honey, [url href=”http://www.huyfong.com/no_frames/sriracha.htm” target=”_blank” title=”sriracha sauce”]Sriracha[/url] sauce, garlic, onion powder, [url href=”http://www.san-j.com/product_info.asp?id=3″ target=”_blank” title=”tamari gluten free low sodium soy sauce”]soy sauce[/url] and 4 tbsp. water in a bowl.
- Place in saucepan and bring to a low boil over low to medium heat.
- Meanwhile, mix cornstarch with 1/2 cup water.
- Add to sauce in pan.
- Stir to combine.
- Allow the sauce to boil again until it thickens.
- Remove from heat.
- Stir sauce into chicken pieces and combine well.
If you enjoy a little spice in your life, the Sriracha sauce will add plenty! This chicken dish is phenomenal.
The sweet and spicy flavors of this dish are perfect.
Have a bite of Baked Honey Garlic Chicken!