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The Best Honey Ginger Chicken Recipe – Juicy!

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This juicy Honey Ginger Chicken Recipe with a sticky, sweet, and savory sauce made with gluten-free soy sauce, ginger, honey, and garlic is on the table in less than 30 minutes! Tender, flavorful chicken your whole family will love!

Getting dinner on the table fast is a priority in our home. This delicious chicken thigh recipe comes together in under 30 minutes and is a gluten-free recipe your family will repeatedly request. Juicy chicken thighs in a sticky flavor-packed marinade make for great leftovers! I always double or triple this recipe and have it again another night during the week. You can also make this Ginger Honey Garlic Chicken with Chicken Breasts or tofu. We eat a lot of ginger, which has many health benefits and tastes incredible. Ginger, long used in Chinese Medicine, contains many anti-inflammatory components and can be consumed daily in various ways, from ginger honey tea to this recipe.

If you are celiac or gluten-free, do not fear! You can prepare this recipe with Gluten-Free Soy Sauce or Fermented Coconut Aminos. Also, if you love easy recipes, you might enjoy our Shrimp Scampi without Wine and Delicious Gluten-Free Easy Orange Chicken Recipe

What you’ll love about this recipe:


  • BUDGET BUDGET-FRIENDLY CHICKEN RECIPE THE WHOLE FAMILY WILL LOVE
  • BETTER THAN TAKEOUT!
  • QUICK AND EASY IN UNDER 30 MINUTES
  • GLUTEN-FREE IF MADE WITH GLUTEN-FREE SOY SAUCE

Recipe Ingredients

To make this ginger and honey chicken recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients: Full instructions are in the recipe card below.

Ingredients for ginger honey chicken.
  • 4 pieces boneless chicken thighs – skin-on
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1⁄4 cup cornstarch
  • 3.5 tablespoons Soy Sauce* (we used gluten-free soy sauce)
  • 2.5 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger grated or a teaspoon of ginger powder
  • 3 garlic cloves grated or finely minced
  • Green onions, chopped (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons Neutral Oil – We used Avocado Oil

Ingredient Notes

San-J – Gluten Free Tamari Lite Soy Sauce with 50% Less Sodium – Made with 100% Soy – Specially Brewed – 20 oz. Bottles – 2 Pack
  • A GREAT ALTERNATIVE WITH THE FULL TASTE: San-J Tamari Lite 50% Less Sodium Soy Sauce helps you and your family reduce salt intake allowing you to experience all the mouthwatering ways that soy sauce’s distinct taste is used for like dipping and marinating
  • GLUTEN FREE: Our fermentation process gives San-J Gluten-Free Tamari Soy Sauce great flavor-enhancing properties and if you are gluten-free, we invite you to try this soy sauce certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization
  • GENERATIONAL COMMITMENT: San-J has brewed Tamari using the family methods passed down for eight generations with our brewmaster making it possible for our Tamari Lite to retain the richer, fuller flavor even with 50% less sodium, compared to other less sodium soy sauce brands
  • A PERFECT PAIRING: Tamari Gluten Free Soy Sauce is made to be a versatile partner to many of your favorite dishes so use it as a marinade and in stir-fry dishes or simply dip your seafood, sushi, veggies or appetizers in this flavorful, gluten-free soy sauce
  • WHAT’S IN IT: San-J Tamari Soy Sauce is brewed and fermented with simple non-GMO ingredients: water, soybeans, salt and a little alcohol to preserve freshness. No artificial preservatives, flavors or color added

How To Make Ginger and Honey Chicken – Step by Step

  1. In a small bowl, combine the honey and soy sauce with the grated ginger and finely minced garlic. While the rice cooks, prepare the chicken.
  2. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the chicken, then lightly dust it with cornstarch on both sides.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet or large wok over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, place the chicken in the pan, skin side down.
  4. Cook the chicken for 4 minutes per side until it becomes crispy and golden brown. Test temperature with an instant-read meat thermometer at 165 degrees. Remove the
    chicken and set it aside.
  5. Pour the ginger sauce into the pan, stir, and cook for 30 seconds.
  6. Return the chicken to the pan and cook on high heat for 1 minute on each side, coating
    the chicken in the sauce.
  7. Serve over rice with your favorite veggies. Top with chopped green onion and sesame
    seeds. Enjoy!


Serving Tips

  • Serve with Jasmine Rice and Steamed Broccoli or Green Beans
  • Delicious sliced into a salad

Storage and Reheating

Store leftover chicken in an airtight container for up to four days.

Additions and Substitutions

You can also use chicken breast or even tofu.

Frequently Asked Questions about Honey Ginger Chicken

Is Soy Sauce Gluten Free?

Soy Sauce is made with wheat, but thankfully, there are many alternatives to Soy Sauce for those on a gluten-free diet. Tamari is made with fermented soy, not wheat. Coconut Aminos has a soy-like unami taste and is made with fermented coconut.

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This juicy, flavorful Honey Ginger Chicken Recipe with a sticky delicious sauce made with gluten-free soy sauce, ginger, honey and garlic is on the table in less than 20 minutes! Tender chicken your whole family love!

  • Author: Sherie Friedlander
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 20 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Thighs 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 4 pieces chicken thigh boneless skin-on
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3.5 tablespoons Soy Sauce* (we used gluten-free soy sauce)
  • 2.5 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon ginger grated
  • 3 cloves garlic grated
  • 2 Tablespoons Neutral Oil – We used Avocado Oil
  • Green onion, chopped (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine soy sauce, honey, grated ginger, and minced garlic in a small bowl. Set aside. Meanwhile prepare your rice. 
  2. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the chicken, then lightly dust it with cornstarch on both sides.
  3. Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, place the chicken in the pan, skin side down.
  4. Cook the chicken for 4 minutes per side until it becomes crispy and golden. With an instant-read meat thermometer, the chicken should be 165 degrees F. Remove the chicken and set it aside.
  5. Pour the sauce into the pan, stir, and cook for 30 seconds.
  6. Return the chicken to the pan and cook on high heat for 1 minute on each side, coating the chicken in the sauce.
  7. Serve over rice with your favorite veggies. Top with chopped green onion and sesame seeds. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Serve with Jasmine Rice and Steamed Broccoli or Green Beans
  • Delicious sliced into a salad
  • Store leftover chicken in an airtight container for up to four days.
  • You can also use chicken breast or even tofu.

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2 Comments

  1. Quick question- how much oil are we talking about? A coupla tablespoons, or 1/2 inch in the pan? I’d think the former, but I’d hate to guess wrong.

    Thanks!

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