Honey Garlic Chicken Breasts manage to not only balance but elevate very different flavors to create a meal greater than the sum of its (already pretty amazing) parts. Aromatic garlic, floral sweet honey, and savory chicken add up to make a dinner that defines delicious, especially when deepened with notes of soy sauce and tangy vinegar. Better yet, Honey Garlic Chicken Breasts take 15 minutes or less to make, so you can treat yourself to this meal any day of the week without getting overwhelmed. It's indulgence without the work!
Ingredients• 1 pound chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, and halved horizontally • salt, to taste • pepper, to taste • 1/4 cup flour • 3 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar • 1 tablespoon soy sauce • 1/3 cup honey
Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
Place the flour in a shallow bowl.
Coat the chicken in the flour, shaking off the excess.
Melt all but 1 teaspoon of the butter in a large skillet over high heat.
Place the chicken in the skillet with the melted butter and cook on one side until golden, about 2-3 minutes.
Flip the chicken and cook for 1 minute.
Reduce the heat to medium-high.
Add the remaining 1 teaspoon butter and the garlic to the skillet, stirring the garlic briefly.
Add the vinegar, soy sauce, and honey, stirring it in the skillet to combine it with the chicken.
Bring the sauce to a simmer and simmer until thickened, about 1 minute.
Turn the chicken to coat it in the sauce.
Continue cooking until the chicken reaches 165 degrees F when checked with a meat thermometer.
Remove the skillet from the heat and serve!