Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry. A quick and easy one skillet weeknight meal that takes less than 30 minutes to make!

Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

I love stir frys because they are quick and easy. Perfect for a busy weeknight. This is a super easy meal that can be made in under 30 minutes! Everything is made in one pan making for an easy clean up.

They are also very versatile and can be made in many different ways depending on what you have on hand. I made this chicken stir fry with lots of broccoli. You can always substitute the broccoli with carrots, bell peppers or cauliflower!

For me the trick to an awesome stir fry is a hot pan. I like to cook the chicken in batches so it stays nice and crispy. I also cook the broccoli over high heat just until it is caramelized on the outside and it still has a nice crunch to it.

After the chicken and broccoli have cooked I add them back to the pan along with the sauce ingredients. I like to add soy sauce, honey and water. That’s it!

Serve with a side of white or brown rice and enjoy!

Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

5 from 8 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry. A quick and easy one skillet weeknight meal that takes less than 30 minutes to make!


  • 2 tablespoons oil divided
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • sesame seeds for garnish if desired


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet.
  2. Add in the broccoli and sauté until tender and caramelized, 4-5 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the same pan. I cook my chicken in two batches to ensure it gets crispy and caramelized on the outside.
  4. Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  5. Meanwhile in a small bowl combine soy sauce, water, honey and sesame oil.
  6. Add the sauce to the pan along with the broccoli.
  7. In a small bowl mix the cornstarch with a tablespoon of cold water.
  8. Slowly whisk in the cornstarch mixture into the sauce. Simmer until the sauce has thickened, 1-2 minutes.
  9. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately with sesame seeds for garnish, if desired.



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  • Jessica

    This was delicious! I added red bell pepper, carrots and green onion, with the broccoli. Thank you for the recipe. Will make again! 😊

  • HLN

    This was delicious! I added extra veggies, the sauce was amazing!

  • JJ

    Does your recipe use regular sesame oil or toasted sesame oil? Thanks!

  • Sean

    The trick to a great stir fry is a WOK. Since that is the vessel in which stir fry was developed.

  • Shanice

    Awesome I added red and green peppers and diced up some mushrooms and added cabbage. Taste awesomeeeeee thank you

  • Julie

    Wow! Great meal and so healthy, I added ginger and more veggies, it’s a winner!

  • Joe

    I added every veggie I could find,one chicken breast, and a half lb of spaghetti, and stir fried, a little oyster sauce. Yum thanks for the recipe, it’s great.

  • Leslie

    Do you think it would be ok to use the saute option on my Instapot to make this?

    • Hi Leslie,

      Yes you could use your insta pot to make this recipe. I would use the actual pressurized setting versus sauté to cook everything in a very short amount of time.

      Thanks & Enjoy!


  • Krista G

    This is so good!! I’ll admit I add more to this though. I add a cup of pre-cooked white rice, carrots, white onion, egg, and cabbage! This recipe is unbelievable!

    • Nathan

      Hi Krista

      That sounds really good! Can’t wait to try out your rendition!


  • Susan Young

    This turned out fabulous!! It was quick and easy and flavourable. I’ll definitely be making this one on a regular basis

    • Nathan

      Hi Susan,

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Thank you for the comment!


  • marilyn malaspino

    I have been on a mission for the perfect stir-fry sauce. I have tried many recipes. Amazing, amazing! This is the perfect stir-fry sauce! Thank you so much!

    • Nathan

      Hi Marilyn,

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the stir fry sauce! Thank you so much for trying it out and for commenting!


  • Dixie

    Absolutley delicious! Added siracha at the end for heat. Will add more broccoli next time. I did double the recipe as well

    • Nathan

      Hi Dixie,

      Thank you so much for trying out the honey garlic chicken! We appreciate your comment! Have a great day!

      @ chefsavvy