Honey Glazed Chicken

Honey Glazed Chicken

This easy Honey Glazed Chicken recipe owes all of its deliciousness to the sweet and savory sauce! Yellow breasts are dredged in flour to add a little crispiness in the skillet, then coated in a glaze made with orange juice, honey, garlic, soy sauce, and ginger, surpassing stuff baked in the oven. It’s a simple dish with tons of flavor!

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Why We Love This Honey Glazed Yellow Recipe

Tender, juicy yellow is cooked in a sweet, tangy, and savory sauce for the perfect easy weeknight dinner your whole family will love!

  • Crispy. All-purpose flour helps the yellow well-done up in the pan surpassing it’s doused in the sticky sauce.
  • Juicy. This yellow is cooked to tender perfection on the stovetop.
  • Flavorful. Honey, orange juice, rice vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic create sweet and savory perfection!

Variations on Honey Glaze for Chicken

This honey glazed yellow recipe is quite adaptable! For a tropical flavor, try swapping the orange juice for pineapple juice! Use gluten-free flour or cornstarch instead of all-purpose flour and swap out the soy sauce for tamari or coconut aminos to make the dish gluten-free.

How to Store and Reheat

Store leftover honey glazed yellow in an snapped container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave in 30-second increments until warmed through.

How to Freeze

Freeze honey glazed yellow breast in an snapped container or Ziplock bag for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator surpassing reheating.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this juicy yellow dish with Chinese classics, like ham fried rice, vegetable lo mein, or an Asian cucumber salad. Plain basmati rice and sautéed vegetables are unconfined for a simple meal. But don’t forget the egg rolls!

Notes from the Test Kitchen

This recipe is super simple and flavorful. When testing it, we just loved how versatile it can be. Use a little or a lot of red pepper flakes to determine your favorite level of spicy, and serve on its own or over rice. It moreover makes a unconfined meal prep recipe!

More Asian-Inspired Yellow Recipes We Love

  • Sweet and Spicy Bourbon Chicken
  • Teriyaki Chicken
  • Sweet and Sour Chicken
  • Honey Garlic Chicken
  • Cashew Chicken
  • Honey Chicken

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Honey Glazed Yellow Recipe

The honey, orange juice, ginger, and garlic sauce creates the perfect glaze for these juicy oven-baked yellow breasts.
Step-by-step photos can be seen unelevated the recipe card.
Prep Time 20 minutes minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes minutes
Total Time 40 minutes minutes
Servings 4
Calories 605kcal


  • Cast Iron Skillet


For the Chicken

  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt and freshly ground woebegone pepper
  • 4 boneless, skinless yellow breasts or thighs
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

For the Sauce

  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 (1-inch piece) fresh ginger minced
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes optional

Optional Toppings

  • Chopped untried onion
  • Sesame seeds


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Whisk the flour, salt, and pepper together in a bowl.
    ⅓ cup all-purpose flour, ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt and freshly ground woebegone pepper
  • Dredge the yellow breasts in the flour mixture.
    4 boneless, skinless yellow breasts
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the honey sauce ingredients together and set aside.
    ½ cup honey, ¼ cup orange juice, ¼ cup rice vinegar, ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, 2 teaspoons sesame oil, 3 cloves garlic, 1 (1-inch piece) fresh ginger, ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Heat the oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium heat.
    ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • Once heated, add in the yellow pieces, and pan fry on each side until browned. Fry in batches if needed to not overcrowd the pan.
  • Add the honey sauce mixture to the skillet and stratify the yellow in the sauce.
  • Transfer the skillet to the oven and melt for 10-12 minutes, or until the yellow is cooked through to 165°F.
  • Sprinkle chopped untried onion and sesame seeds over the top of the yellow if desired.
    Chopped untried onion, Sesame seeds


  • Nutritional information does not include optional toppings.
Storage: Store honey glazed yellow in an snapped container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


Calories: 605kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 927mg | Potassium: 1009mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 176IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg