The BEST Honey Ginger Chicken

Crafted with the infusion of zesty ginger, aromatic garlic, golden honey, and the umami richness of soy sauce, the Honey Ginger Chicken unveils a sublime equilibrium between sweetness and savory sophistication. This culinary creation beckons you to embark on a gastronomic journey, inviting you to savor its delightful marriage of flavors. 

Trust me, this Honey Ginger Chicken recipe is destined to become a perennial favorite, a culinary masterpiece that will undoubtedly entice you to make it a staple for your dinner repertoire.


- 4 pieces chicken thigh (boneless, skin-on)

- Salt and pepper

- ¼ cup cornstarch

Honey Ginger Sauce:

- 3.5 tablespoons soy sauce

- 2.5 tablespoons honey

- 1 tablespoon ginger, grated

- 3 cloves garlic, grated

- 2 tablespoons sake (optional)


1. Prepare the Sauce:

  • In a bowl, mix soy sauce, honey, grated ginger, grated garlic, and sake (if using). This will be your honey ginger sauce.

2. Season the Chicken:

  • Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Coat the chicken with a thin layer of cornstarch on both sides.

3. Pan-Fry the Chicken:

  • Drizzle oil in a pan and heat it over medium-high heat.
  • Once the pan is hot, add the chicken thighs with the skin side facing down.
  • Pan-fry the chicken for approximately 4 minutes on each side or until they are crispy and golden brown.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and set it aside.

4. Prepare the Dish:

  • Pour the honey ginger sauce into the pan.
  • Mix well and simmer for about 30 seconds.
  • Add the pan-fried chicken back into the sauce.
  • Cook for an additional 1 minute on each side over high heat.

5. Serve:

  • Once the chicken is thoroughly coated and glazed with the honey ginger sauce, it's ready to be served.

Enjoy your delicious Honey Ginger Chicken!