Honey Garlic Chicken
This Honey Garlic Chicken dish is the meal prep version of the Honey Garlic Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Each dish is filled with rice, chicken, broccoli, and caramelized onions. You could serve the meal with pickled onions and sriracha mayo too if you wish.Print Recipe Pin Recipe
For the Chicken
- 2½ lbs (1135 g) boneless skinless chicken thighs 10 thighs
- 1½ tbsp (30 g) oyster sauce
- 2½ tbsp (50 g) honey
- 1⅓ tbsp (20 g) soy sauce
- 2 cloves (10 g) minced garlic
- 1 tsp (5 g) sesame oil
- 1 tsp (5 g) sriracha
- 1 medium (200 g) sweet onion
For the Rice
- 3¾ cups (563 g) cooked rice
For the Broccoli
- 1 lb (454 g) frozen broccoli fresh is fine
- salt and pepper to taste
For the Rice
- Cook enough rice to yield 3¾ cups of cooked rice. 1 cup of dry rice will make around 2-3 cups of cooked rice depending on what kind you use.
For the Chicken
- In a large bowl add the oyster sauce, honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, sriracha, and garlic. Stir to incorporate. Add in the chicken and toss to coat. Place in the fridge and allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes.
- If you don't have an air fryer, preheat your oven to 425°F.
- NOTE: I prefer to cook the chicken in the air fryer. I think you get the best color and flavor doing it that way but it will take longer to cook as you have to cook it in batches. I do 400°F for about 12 minutes, flipping halfway through. Don't crowd the chicken in the fryer as the fryer relies on air circulation to cook properly. Cook the onions separately after the chicken is done.
- Cut the onion into thin slices.
- Place the chicken on a sheet pan and bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the oven and turn the oven to broil. Add the onions in the spaces around the chicken. If the chicken has released a lot of water it may be helpful to drain some of it off the pan.
- Place the sheet pan on the top rack and watch it carefully so it doesn't burn. The goal is to brown the chicken and develop color. It will take 5-10 minutes. If there is too much liquid on the pan it can prevent browning.
- Stir the onions around after a few minutes. You may need to remove the chicken and continue cooking the onions until they are caramelized.
For the Broccoli
- Cook the broccoli according to the packaging or steam if if using fresh.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- To each dish, divide the chicken, broccoli, and rice evenly then add ¾ cup of rice. This recipe makes 5 servings.
Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 10g
NUTRITIONAL INFO FOR THE Honey Garlic Chicken
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This Post Has 13 Comments
It’s unclear whether I’m cooking the chicken in the air fry only or am I moving it from the air fryer then to step 5
If you are cooking in the air fryer, Step 3 is for that. The other steps would be for the oven
Great Great recipe for the chicken! The air fryer is definitely better than the oven ive noticed too for getting that perfect char and taste. The flavor of this meal is phenomenal. i switched the broccoli out for Zuchinni & Onions but still awesome’ thanks
Hey, if I cook the chicken in the air fryer, do I just broil the raw onion in the oven? Should I add the leftover marinade onto the onion before broiling for more flavor?
You can air fry the onion too. And the leftover marinade would be awesome for more flavor 👍
I made this one a few weeks ago and the honey garlic was so friggin good. I was tempted to make this again but ill do it after I try a few other meals! I let the chicken marinate overnight and it just cemented that flavor even more I feel like.
I love your recipes, but I always struggle to get the same macros when I punch them into cronometer (I use it instead of myfitnesspal). I followed this one pretty accurately and it still comes up as 3000 calories for the whole thing. Are the calculations maybe using chicken breast? I really don’t see how I am off by 700 kcal.
Only thing I could think of is that you are using 3.75 cups of uncooked rice vs cooked rice, but the calorie difference would be more than 700kcal.
I’m having the same problem. Using Cronometer I’m getting over 3000 calories for 5 servings.
Allergic to sesame and oyster sauce. What could I substitute with?
My favorite one yet, thanks man!