This Sheet Pan Honey Garlic Chicken is a flavorful sheet pan dinner ready in just 30 minutes. Great for any busy weeknight or even a dinner with friends – your guests will never know how easy it was to make!
Sheet Pan Honey Garlic Chicken is an easy and family-friendly sheet pan dinner. You’ll want to keep this 30 minute honey chicken recipe on hand for busy weeknights.
Sheet pan dinners are one of my favorite methods of making a delicious and complete meal, fast. Sheet pan dinners typically consist of tossing a handful of ingredients on one pan, putting them in the oven, and pulling out a complete meal.
Sometimes I’ll make an extra side to go with it, such as the rice in this honey chicken recipe, but for the most part, sheet pan dinners are as easy as spreading ingredients on a pan, seasoning them, and then doing something productive while dinner cooks.
Something productive like binging your newest Netflix obsession or scrolling through Facebook without actually reading anything….or cleaning the house or washing the dishes, I guess.
This Sheet Pan Honey Garlic Chicken is no exception. It’s an easy chicken recipe that is made in 30 minutes with very little hands-on time. In fact, it’s so easy that you might not even have time to catch up on your Netflix while you wait for dinner to be done.
Honey and garlic might seem like an interesting flavor combination, especially including the soy sauce, but the honey garlic chicken sauce is my favorite part of this easy chicken dinner recipe. It also provides a great flavor to the vegetables as well.
Every recipe needs an acid and in this sheet pan meal, one of the acids is actually honey! The pH scale ranges from 1-14 and honey ranges around 4 depending on the floral sources it was created from.
This recipe also pairs it with vinegar and soy sauce, so the garlic and sweetness of honey help to balance it out.
I also love that this is a complete meal on its own, with the carrots, broccoli, and peppers providing a serving of veggies.
As I mentioned above, I do typically serve this Sheet Pan Honey Garlic Chicken over rice to make it even more filling but if you were avoiding carbs or just didn’t feel like making the rice, the chicken and veggies would make a very healthy and light dinner on their own.
Honey Garlic Chicken is now one of my go-to easy chicken recipes for dinners, especially if I’m having guests over and I’m crunched on time.
The bright and colorful presentation combined with the delicious garlic chicken flavor impresses my guests every time!
More easy chicken recipes:
- Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos
- Chipotle Chicken Rice Bowls
- Garlic Parmesan Chicken
- Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets
- Chicken and Gnocchi Sheet Pan Dinner
- Chicken Apple Sausage Recipe
Tools for making Sheet Pan Honey Garlic Chicken:
Rimmed Baking Sheet– another kitchen staple! You’ll use this for prep work, roasting and much more. I have 7 at my house.
Wood cutting board – wood won’t dull your knives like plastic and if treated properly, has natural antimicrobial properties.
Good knife – Global is my favorite! They are worth the price, I promise. I am kind of obsessed with them and store them tucked away so no one else can use them. Including hubby. Hands off my good stuff!
Sheet Pan Honey Garlic Chicken
- 3 chicken breasts , boneless and skinless, cut into 1-inch cubs
- 2 cups carrot , cut into bite-size pieces
- 1 onion , cut into thin strips,
- 1 red bell pepper , cut into strips
- 2 cups broccoli , florets only
- Fine sea salt and ground pepper
Honey Garlic Sauce:
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 6 cloves garlic , minced
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 4 cups rice , cooked
- 2 tablespoons scallions , chopped
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray or line with aluminum foil.
- Spread all ingredients onto the baking sheet in a single layer (or as close as you can get it).
- In a small bowl, whisk together garlic powder, minced garlic, honey, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce and sesame oil.
- Drizzle it over all ingredients on the sheet pan, tossing to coat.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked thoroughly and vegetables are soft, but still crispy.
- Remove and serve over rice. Garnish with scallions and sesame seeds.
- If you’ve tried this recipe, make sure to come back and let us know how it was!
I made this stove-top instead of in the oven and served over rice. It turned out so good!
Thank you for taking the time to come let us know Alyssa! Much appreciated.
How did you cook on stove top, please.
I’m guessing you can throw it all in a skillet with the same sauce, but I have not tested it using this cooking method.
Thank you for the great recipe! Easy and flavorful! A great weeknight dinner for our busy family.
Great! I’m glad you enjoyed it!
There must be a typo for the oven temp. It took forever to cook and was very bland b/c it didn’t roast, just baked. Did you mean 450 degrees? Very disappointing.
Hi Emily, Nope that is what we cooked it at for about 15-20 minutes, but sometimes ovens can vary and so can cooking time by elevation. Sorry it was disappointing. What would you have done to make it better?
Are the nutrition facts for the whole sheet pan? Thanks.
Hi Jess, thanks for asking- the nutritional info is for 1 serving, BUT includes a hefty helping of rice. In all honesty, you could probably scale this back to 6 servings because they are rather large. My family eats a lot 🙂 Probably closer to 700-800 calories.
Have you ever substituted boneless skinless chicken thighs cut up instead of the breast? Breast tends to get too dry. If I use thighs do you think the cooking time would need to be reduced?
Hi Gina! I have and in fact, I prefer thighs any day of the week. If they are cut about the same size, they take the same amount of time to cook.
Made this tonight! Delicious! Would suggest carrots be slice a little thinner. Also added some ginger. Served with brown rice. No picture, but yummy!
Thanks for stopping by to let us now, Cheryl!
Could you sub maple syrup for the honey?
I’m sure you could try!
What a tasty way to prepare chicken! Loving the honey Garlic flavours!
I love one sheet pan meals!! And I simply adore honey garlic chicken!! Talk about easy and delicious! I can’t wait to make it.
I love everything about this honey-garlic-chilli sauce! I bet it works great with noodles as well!
Sheet pan meals are such a great dinner solution for busy weeknights around here, and I will definitely try this! It has all of the veggies and flavors my family loves.
This recipe is so easy! I love the simplicity of sheet pan cooking, and really love this honey-garlic combo. I might toss on a few jalapeno peppers to spice it up a little. =) =)