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overhead shot of honey garlic chicken tenders in a skillet

Honey Garlic Chicken

Katerina | Diethood
Seared chicken tenders smothered in the most amazing sticky sauce! This family favorite is easy to make, it's delicious, and can be on the table in 15 minutes.
Servings : 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 pound chicken tenderloins
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar, (white vinegar, rice vinegar, apple cider vinegar, are also OK to use)
  • ½ tablespoon sriracha/hot chili sauce, or to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
  • sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)


  • In a shallow plate combine cornstarch, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  • Coat chicken tenders with cornstarch mixture.
  • In the meantime, heat 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat.
  • Add chicken tenders to the hot skillet and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Flip over the chicken tenders, add remaining butter to the skillet and continue to cook for 4 to 5 more minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  • In the meantime, combine garlic, honey, soy sauce, white vinegar, and hot chili sauce in a mixing bowl; whisk to combine. If you like more heat, add more of the hot chili sauce.
  • Lower heat to medium.
  • Add sauce to the chicken and continue to cook for 2 more minutes, or until sauce starts to thicken.
  • Turn chicken over to coat with sauce.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Garnish chicken with parsley and sesame seeds.
  • Drizzle with pan sauce.
  • Serve.


Calories: 291 kcal | Carbohydrates: 20 g | Protein: 25 g | Fat: 12 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Cholesterol: 88 mg | Sodium: 784 mg | Potassium: 443 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 13 g | Vitamin A: 209 IU | Vitamin C: 3 mg | Calcium: 18 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Net Carbs: 19 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: American, Asian, Fusion
Keyword: chicken tenders, chinese takeout, garlic chicken, honey chicken, honey garlic sauce, low calorie chicken dinner