This easy recipe for honey chicken is a family favorite! Tender chunks of chicken are cooked crisp and tossed in a sweet and spicy honey glaze.

Serve over a bowl of rice for the perfect meal!

Honey Chicken in a bowl on rice

An Easy Sticky Chicken

PF Changs makes a great crispy honey chicken with fried chicken (or shrimp) in a honey sauce. In this recipe, we pan fry the chicken and add some ginger and a touch of heat for a flavorful honey sauce. Serve it next to fried rice, steamed veggies or even a flavorful bok choy stir fry.


CHICKEN For this recipe, we use chicken breast chopped into bite-sized pieces, but you can also use chicken thighs.

SAUCE Honey adds sweetness to this recipe while a bit of ginger and garlic add flavor.

GARNISH Green onions, sesame seeds, even toasted crushed peanuts with some chili paste can make a delicious garnish!

Serve Honey Chicken over fluffy rice to sop up all the sauce!

a bowl of chicken with cornstarch and a pan of honey sauce

How to Make Honey Chicken

  1. Season chicken, toss in corn starch.
  2. Whisk together sauce ingredients.
  3. Panfry chicken and set asdie.
  4. Cook sauce according to the recipe below. Toss with chicken.


  • Love spice? Add chili flakes or extra sriracha.
  • No chicken breast? Use cubed pork tenderloin or even make pork or turkey meatballs (skip the Italian-style seasoning in your meatball recipe).
  • Add chunks of bell pepper, onion, or pineapple.

Honey Chicken in a pan with rice in the back


  • For a fun appetizer, sprinkle honey chicken with sesame seeds and set them in serving dish with a garnish of sliced green onions. Place a small jar of wooden picks in the center of the platter so guests can grab and go!
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave until heated through.

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Sticky Honey Chicken

Honey Chicken is loaded with tender pieces of chicken tossed in a sweet & spicy sauce!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 ½ pounds chicken breasts
  • ½ teaspoon salt & pepper each
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or as needed
  • green onions for garnish


  • cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons chicken broth or water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ginger grated
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha or to taste
  • 3 cloves garlic minced


  • Cut chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces, season with salt & pepper and toss with cornstarch.
  • Combine all sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken in small batches and cook until no pink remains, about 5-6 minutes. Set chicken aside in a bowl.
  • Add sauce to the pan and bring to a simmer. Simmer 1 minute.
  • Stir in chicken and toss to coat. Garnish with green onions.


Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. 
Reheat leftovers in the microwave until heated through. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 347 | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 1047mg | Potassium: 672mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Chicken, Dinner, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian

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  1. Made this tonight with leftover chicken thighs and chicken breasts. Added chunks of green pepper. I may have had a little bit more chicken than suggested and did not want to scorch my sauce that didn’t even cover the bottom of the pan, so I added the juice of a can of pineapple when reducing it down. Served over white rice garnished with green onions. Excellent!5 stars

  2. Incredibly easy incredibly delicious. I served it with rice and stir fry veggies in a bowl. My husband asked if we can have it again tomorrow. Thx so much5 stars

    1. Hi Cathy, I haven’t tried that, but that should work just fine. I would substitute 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger.

  3. I was just wondering if I could use olive oil instead of vegetable oil? I actually ran out of vegetable oil

  4. What a delicious meal! And so easy! This recipe will definitely go into my regular rotation. It is especially flavorful with the peppers and onions added. Thanks, Holly for an amazing recipe!5 stars

  5. OMG this will easily become a staple in our family dinners.
    Love Love Love
    So easy to make
    Super Yummy to eat
    And just as easy to clean up5 stars

  6. This recipe was very simple, and my family loved the chicken, I just served it with some 5-minute rice and it was ready to go! The sauce is sweet and delicious, and the chicken is tender! I recommend it 100%5 stars

  7. I love this recipe so much! It’s in my regular rotation of weekly dinners right now and my family loves it. I think they would eat it more than one night a week!

    Tonight it’s on the menu and I completely forgot to pick up cornstarch. Could I substitute flour for the cornstarch?

    Thank you for so many awesome recipes!!!5 stars

    1. I haven’t tried this with flour but you would need more flour than would cornstarch (I would try 3-4 teaspoons). The flour can be mixed into a cold liquid (broth) and shaken/stirred until it is smooth and then added to the sauce. Hopefully it works out well for you, let us know how it goes!

  8. My husband made this for supper last night, it was so delicious. And according to him surprisingly easy to make!5 stars

  9. Delicious and makes a nice presentation. Served with frozen stir fry veggies and egg rolls. Came together quickly. Will make this again.5 stars