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Easy One Pan Honey Garlic Chicken Dinner

Are you tired of making a mess when preparing dinner? Follow this simple One Pan Honey Garlic Chicken thighs recipe. You’ll get to cook a flavorful meal in one skillet, eliminating all the extra dishes, all while still making the perfect dinner for the family.

If you’re like me, you want to make flavorful meals and super easy recipes for the family. However, you don’t want to make a ton of dishes. The best part of this recipe is that you can prepare this savory and sweet chicken in a single skillet.

My family absolutely loves this honey garlic chicken, I make it with some with or yellow rice — add some spring salad and you are done!

One-Pan Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

Introducing the One-Pan Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs—a dish that blends the savory flavors of chicken, golden Yukon potatoes, and baby carrots with a sweet and tangy sauce. All these ingredients harmonize beautifully in a single pan.

Do I have to use chicken thighs?
Chicken thighs are preferred for their juiciness, but you can substitute with chicken breasts if you like.

Can I use other types of potatoes?
Yes, you can substitute with red or russet potatoes if desired.

Is the red pepper necessary?
The red pepper adds color and flavor, but you can omit it if you prefer.

It’s a great recipe that will save you some time and energy, allowing you to still put a healthy and delicious meal on the table. If you like the combination of savory and sweet ingredients, this One Pan Honey Garlic Chicken recipe will blow you away. It’s genuinely that good!

This delicious recipe can be served with green beans, white rice, sweet potatoes or even cauliflower rice. It is an easy weeknight dinner that you can make in a large skillet. This simple recipe for honey garlic chicken thighs are great for busy weeknights.


  • Spicy Version: Add a teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes to the sauce for some heat.
  • Vegetable Swap: You can easily switch out the baby carrots for other root vegetables like parsnips or sweet potatoes.

Where to Serve

This dish is perfect for a family dinner but is also impressive enough for guests. It pairs well with a simple side salad or green beans for a well-rounded meal.


Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. The sauce also freezes well.

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them

  • Soggy Chicken: Make sure the pan is hot before adding the chicken to achieve a crispy skin.Overly Salty Sauce: The soy sauce already contains salt, so be cautious with the additional season salt.

Tips for Making this Recipe with Kids

  • Potato Washing: Let the little ones help by washing the potatoes.Mixing the Sauce: Kids can mix together the ingredients for the honey garlic sauce, teaching them about flavor combinations.

Plus I am all about the easy cleanup, using less time to wash multiple pots.

The Best Type of Chicken to Use to Make the Honey Garlic Chicken

When you want to make the most flavorful chicken to eat, it’s best to use chicken thighs. The dark meat chicken brings added flavor to the dish. Of course, if you don’t have chicken thighs, you can use chicken breast to replace them. If you’d like to make enough chicken to serve four to six people, you’ll need to have four chicken thighs or four boneless chicken breasts.

Preparing a Flavorful Sauce to Use on the Chicken

While you may have tasted a honey garlic sauce before, the honey sauce on this chicken has such a unique taste. It consists of chicken broth, soy sauce, honey, and ketchup.The soy sauce adds a bit of tang, but the honey offers a slight touch of sweetness, both of which taste incredible when combined with the broth and ketchup. Not only does the sauce taste great, but so does the seasonings you’ll use on chicken to give it even more flavor. If you want you can sprinkle with some chopped green onions once you are done.

The greatest part about this recipe is the delicious honey garlic sauce. Next time you go to the grocery store be sure to pick up all the ingredients needed for these honey-garlic chicken thighs.

Topping Options

  • Fresh Herbs: A sprinkle of freshly chopped parsley or cilantro adds a burst of color and flavor.Sesame Seeds: These add a lovely crunch and aesthetic appeal.

Why This Recipe Works

  • One-Pan Wonder: I love cooking everything in one pan because it makes for easy prep and cleanup.Balanced Flavors: The sweet and salty sauce perfectly complements the savory chicken and vegetables.Versatility: The basic ingredients can be easily swapped out to cater to different tastes and preferences.

Some recipes call for red chili flakes, chili sauce, tomato paste, and sometimes lemon juice. The great thing about this recipe is that it’s awesome for the whole family.

What ingredients are needed for this easy honey garlic chicken recipe?

Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs Ingredients

chicken thighs
golden Yukon potatoes
baby carrots, sliced in half
chopped onions
peppers, optional
garlic, smashed and chopped
olive oil
season salt
lemon pepper Seasoning
garlic powder
black pepper
chicken broth
soy sauce

This recipe can be made with boneless skinless chicken thighs or chicken thighs with the skin on. Let me know what everyone thinks when you make this chicken dish with this yummy sauce for family dinner! The One-Pan Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs recipe is a lifesaver for busy weeknights and a star player for Sunday dinners.

The sauce—oh, the sauce is my favorite part!—ties everything together in a sweet and tangy embrace that you’ll want to pour over just about everything. Happy cooking!

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One Pan Honey Garlic Chicken plated
Yield: 4 servings

Easy One Pan Honey Garlic Chicken Dinner

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

This easy one pan honey garlic chicken is so good for family dinners! Featuring a yummy sauce that is so full of flavor and delicious!


  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 6-8 golden Yukon potatoes
  • 12-15 baby carrots, sliced in half
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 cup peppers, optional
  • 4 cloves of garlic, smashed and chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp season salt
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper Seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • Sauce
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup ketchup


  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Add oil to cast iron skillet and heat on medium high brown both sides of chicken thighs about 3 to 5 minutes on each side.
  3. Remove chicken from pans and let it sit.
  4. Add butter to pan and let it melt.
  5. Add potatoes and carrots to pan and sauté for 7 to 8 minutes season with salt and pepper, to taste. Remove potatoes and carrots.
  6. Add garlic and onions and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes add in all of the ingredients for the sauce and bring to a boil.
  7. Add the chicken potatoes and carrots back to the pan and bake in oven for 30 minutes


This dish can be seasoned to your liking. Try adding Cajun spices to the chicken run in the beginning. The combination of sweet and heat will be delicious.
This dish can be done with skin on or skinless chicken thighs 

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 719Total Fat 30gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 19gCholesterol 133mgSodium 3173mgCarbohydrates 90gFiber 8gSugar 35gProtein 30g

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