Easy Spicy Honey Chicken Recipe

This Spicy Honey Chicken recipe has just the right amount of spice and sweet honey glaze to make it a “keeper” you’ll turn to time and time again. It’s a great recipe to impress guests and the fact that it’s quick-cooking will also make it a go-to on busy weeknights.

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We’ve become obsessed with Mike’s Hot Honey in our house and use it on everything from pear slices to cheese and crackers. I decide to use it to make this Spicy Honey Chicken recipe and my whole family LOVED it!

The spicy flavors provide just the right amount of heat and, with a quick cook time, this easy chicken recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner.


The simple ingredients in this chicken dinner shine through, so you really only need to pair it with simple side dishes like a side of rice or noodles. The sticky sauce has so much flavor – you’ll fall in love at first bite!

What You’ll Need to Make Spicy Honey Chicken

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  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons spicy honey (Such as Mike’s Hot Honey)
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

Recipe Notes:

  • You can substitute the chicken breasts for boneless skinless chicken thighs.
  • If you like REALLY spicy food, you can sprinkle chili powder or red pepper flakes on the raw chicken before cooking.

How to Make This Spicy Chicken Recipe

close up of cooked spicy honey chicken breasts covered in sauce

Place the chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound each to 1/4-inch thickness. (You can also use kitchen shears to butterfly or cut them in half horizontally if this is easier for you.)

Next, season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper.

Next, melt one tablespoon of butter and the tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken to the pan, being sure not to crowd the breasts, working in batches if you need to. Cook each side for 3-4 minutes or until cooked through.

(Chicken should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a meat thermometer to test the thickest part of the chicken.) Once they are done cooking, transfer the chicken pieces to a platter and keep warm.

In the same skillet that you cooked the chicken in, add the minced garlic and saute for about 30 seconds. Next, add the chicken broth and balsamic vinegar. Mix everything together with a whisk, being sure to loosen any of the browned bits from the bottom of the pan and include them in the mixture.

Turn the burner up to medium-high heat and bring the mixture to a boil, until the liquid is reduced by about half (this should take 4-5 minutes).

Finally, whisk in the spicy honey and 2 tablespoons of butter. Continue to allow the mixture to boil until it reaches your desired consistency.

Pour the finished honey mixture over the chicken breasts and serve.

Store leftovers of this flavorful chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

What Can I Serve Mike’s Hot Honey Stove Top Chicken With?

close up of cooked spicy honey chicken breasts covered in sauce
  • White Rice
  • Brown Rice
  • Green Beans
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Green Peas
  • Noodles

More Easy Weeknight Dinners Your Family Will Love!

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Easy Spicy Honey Chicken Recipe

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This Spicy Honey Chicken recipe has just the right amount of spice and sweet honey glaze to make it a "keeper" you'll turn to time and time again. It's a great recipe to impress guests and the fact that it's quick-cooking will also make it a go-to on busy weeknights.
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:20 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons spicy honey Such as Mike’s Hot Honey
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place the chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound each to 1/4-inch thickness. (You can also use kitchen shears to butterfly or cut them in half horizontally if this is easier for you.)
  • Next, season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Next, melt one tablespoon of butter and the tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken to the pan, being sure not to crowd the breasts, working in batches if you need to. Cook each side for 3-4 minutes or until cooked through. (Chicken should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a meat thermometer to test the thickest part of the chicken.) Once they are done cooking, transfer the chicken pieces to a platter and keep warm.
  • In the same skillet that you cooked the chicken in, add the minced garlic and saute for about 30 seconds. Next, add the chicken broth and balsamic vinegar. Mix everything together with a whisk, being sure to loosen any of the browned bits from the bottom of the pan and include them in the mixture.
  • Turn the burner up to medium-high heat and bring the mixture to a boil, until the liquid is reduced by about half (this should take 4-5 minutes).
  • Finally, whisk in the spicy honey and 2 tablespoons of butter. Continue to allow the mixture to boil until it reaches your desired consistency.
  • Pour the finished honey mixture over the chicken breasts and serve.
  • Store leftovers of this flavorful chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Notes

  • You can substitute the chicken breasts for boneless skinless chicken thighs.
  • If you like REALLY spicy food, you can sprinkle chili powder or red pepper flakes on the raw chicken before cooking.
Servings: 4

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