Honey Garlic Chicken

Sticky tender boneless chicken thighs in a garlic, soy and honey sauce. 
Minimal ingredients, simple to prepare and ready in 20 minutes! By 
Nicky Corbishley


  • 8 chicken thighs (skinless and boneless)
  • 2 tbsp cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup (110g) honey
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce

To Serve:

  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • boiled rice


  • Place the chicken thighs in a bowl and add the cornflour (cornstarch), salt and pepper. Toss the chicken in the cornflour until fully coated.
  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan (skillet) over a high heat.
  • Add the chicken thighs, and cook on one side until golden brown (about 4-5 minutes), then turn over and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  • Add the butter to the pan, let it melt, then add the garlic and stir together. Turn the heat down to medium so the garlic doesn't burn, then make the sauce.
  • To make the sauce, combine the honey, stock, rice vinegar and light soy sauce in a bowl and stir together.
  • Add the sauce to the pan. Turn the heat up and bring the sauce to the boil, then simmer for 4-5 minutes until the sauce reduces and thickens, and the chicken is cooked through (and no longer pink in the middle).
  • Sprinkle on the chopped parsley and chilli flakes and serve over boiled rice.


  • If you don't have rice vinegar, you can swap for apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar plus ¼ tsp of sugar.
  • If you don't have light soy sauce, you can swap for ¾ tbsp of dark soy sauce.
  • The vegetable oil can be swapped for any neutral tasting oil that can be cooked at high temperatures (such as rapeseed, sunflower and ghee).

06/04/2021   aljacobsladder.com