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Honey Butter Garlic Chicken

This sweet and savory 30 minute meal is the dinner of your dreams! Crispy chicken coated in a decadent butter glaze flavored with garlic and honey, a heavenly combo. Throw it on top of some rice and the whole family will go crazy for it.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 5


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Challenge Unsalted Butter
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt more or less to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons honey to taste
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro finely chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Challenge Unsalted Butter
  • chopped cilantro or green onions for garnish


  • In a bowl, add the chicken that has been cut into small pieces along with the cornstarch. Mix so that each piece of chicken is coated evenly in the cornstarch.
  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and Challenge Unsalted Butter.
  • Toss in the chicken and sprinkle salt and pepper on top. Cook until the chicken has some browned bits and no pink in sight, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the minced garlic, red pepper flakes, honey, cilantro, rice vinegar, and more unsalted butter.
  • Saute until the chicken is golden brown and coated in the thick sauce, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Take off the heat and garnish with more cilantro. Serve on top of rice, steamed veggies, or in lettuce wraps!


  • If you only have salted butter, Challenge Butter has a great article for swapping unsalted for salted butter! One whole stick of butter only has 1/4 teaspoon of salt and since we're only using about 3 tablespoons of butter in this recipe, you are only adding about 1/8 teaspoon of salt to the recipe by using salted butter so just add a little less salt.
Keyword 30 minute dinner
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