Honey Garlic Chicken


Simple and yummy, what’s not to like?
Although drumsticks take longer to cook, this honey and garlic chicken recipe is super easy. I saw this recipe everywhere, and I have a very similar recipe already in my blog, but I thought I would try it anyways. I usually take off the skin, but this time, I decided to leave it on because keeping the skin helps retain moisture in the chicken. Soy sauce and honey always go well together, and I was amazed at how simple ingredients could make such a flavorful dish.
Just remember, when you brown the meat, try not to cook at a high heat and try to cover with the lid so that AGEs can be reduced.



  • 7-8 pieces chicken drumsticks
  • Pink salt and black pepper to season
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 medium size onion, thinly sliced
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/3 cup chicken stock
  • 1 stalk scallions, chopped


  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. Heat a pan or skillet over medium high heat; sear chicken for 2 minutes per side or until golden.
  3. Cover the lid, reduce the heat to medium low, and cook for 20.
  4. Push them to one side of the skillet, add onion and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add chopped garlic and stir. Mix the chicken with the onion and garlic.
  6. Add soy sauce, mirin, honey, and chicken stock, and stir.
  7. Cover the lid and continue to cook for 20-25 minutes over medium low heat, while turning every 5-10 minutes until done.
  8. Open the lid and spoon the sauce on top of chicken while gently boiling over medium low heat until reduced. Flip the chicken to coat in the sauce evenly.
  9. Garnish with chopped scallions.
  10. Serve with rice.

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