You automatically picture tasteless chicken, rice, and a few veggies whenever someone mentions healthy eating. But did you realise that flavorful chicken breasts are still possible? If you’re looking to add some flavour to your healthy meals, try this recipe for honey-glazed chicken breasts. You may add properly cooked chicken breasts to your weekend dinner prep because of the blend of sweet and savoury flavours.


If you’re planning on making this dish in advance for the week, feel free to change the quantities as needed; just remember to factor in the sauce while keeping tabs on your progress. The honey glaze adds additional dimension to the delicious chicken without making it excessively sweet. Not only is this a fantastic excuse to make additional chicken, but it also means you can skip the extra sauce if you don’t want to. Add some fluffy rice or crispy potatoes to your plate of glazed chicken breasts and round off the meal with a fresh green salad or roasted veggies.

Consuming nutritious fare should not compromise on taste. This recipe for honey-glazed chicken breasts is wonderful for healthy people and families.

Honey glazed chicken breast recipe


Recipe by Carla Zinkfontein

Course: Recipes

Servings: 4 servings

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes


  • 500 g chicken breast, boneless and skinless (2 large chicken breasts)

  • salt and pepper

  • 1⁄4 cup flour

  •  tbsp. unsalted butter (or 2 ½ tbsp. olive oil)

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  •  tbsp. apple cider vinegar (or white or other clear vinegar)

  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce, light or all purpose

  • 1⁄3 cup honey (or maple syrup)


  • Cut the breasts in half horizontally to create 4 steaks in total. Sprinkle each side with salt and pepper.
  • Place flour in a shallow dish. Coat chicken in flour and shake off excess.
  • Melt most of the butter in a large skillet over high heat – hold back about 1 tsp for later.
  • Place chicken in skillet and cook for 3-5 minutes until golden. Turn and cook the other side for 3-4 minutes.
  • Turn heat down slightly to medium high.
  • Make a bit of room in the pan and add garlic and top with remaining dab of butter. Stir garlic briefly once butter melts.
  • Add vinegar, soy sauce and honey. Stir/shake pan to combine. Bring sauce to simmer, then simmer for 1 minute or until slightly thickened.
  • Turn chicken to coat in sauce. If the sauce gets too thick, add a touch of water and stir.
  • Remove from stove immediately. Place chicken on plates and drizzle over remaining sauce.


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