Crispy Baked Honey Garlic Chicken

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Tender, crispy baked chicken bites in a sticky honey-Sriracha sauce make the perfect weeknight meal or party appetizer. For dinner, serve over rice or salad. For appetizers, stick with toothpicks and pass around a platter!

Crispy Baked Honey Garlic Chicken – Chicken bites in a sticky honey-Sriracha sauce are a weeknight meal or party appetizer! Thecomfortofcooking.com

Having someone to sweep away your dishes is nice and all, but when we tire of single-serving restaurant meals, I cook a big batch of something just as delicious as dinner out!

Recreating a scrumptious, restaurant quality bowl of deliciousness is my favorite trick I’ve picked up since learning to cook. And this is the exact reason why you should never go out to eat with a food blogger. You won’t find me straining for the perfect Instagram angles on my spaghetti. However, you will find me twirling my fork and trying to pick apart what makes that sauce just so damn good.

I’d say it’s a problem, but my family isn’t complaining about all the delish copycat meals!
 Crispy Baked Honey Garlic Chicken – Chicken bites in a sticky honey-Sriracha sauce are a weeknight meal or party appetizer! Thecomfortofcooking.com
Crispy Baked Honey Garlic Chicken – Chicken bites in a sticky honey-Sriracha sauce are a weeknight meal or party appetizer! Thecomfortofcooking.com

It’s even more fun to recreate a restaurant dish when it has all your favorite qualities – sweet, salty, crispy, spicy, sticky… and fun to eat (even if you’re clumsy, like me) with chopsticks. What’s not to love?

For the crispy chicken, all you need are 3 ingredients (chicken, egg and breadcrumbs). Just coat the chicken in egg then crumbs, and let those little nuggets crisp up in a hot oven. While they bake, prepare your sweet and spicy sauce. Bubble a mixture of honey, soy, Sriracha and garlic powder in a small pot. To thicken it up, add a slurry (cornstarch + water), then cover it up and prep your rice.

The rice isn’t necessary (you could also serve these as scrumptious lettuce wraps!), but it soaks up all the sticky sauce from the chicken and makes this dish so irresistible.

A little sliced scallions sprinkled on top, and your colorful, crazy delicious dinner is served!

Crispy Baked Honey Garlic Chicken – Chicken bites in a sticky honey-Sriracha sauce are a weeknight meal or party appetizer! Thecomfortofcooking.com
Crispy Baked Honey Garlic Chicken – Chicken bites in a sticky honey-Sriracha sauce are a weeknight meal or party appetizer! Thecomfortofcooking.com

Crispy Baked Honey Garlic Chicken

Ingredients

For the Honey-Garlic Sauce:

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch

For serving

  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a large baking sheet, or cover with parchment paper.
  • In separate shallow dishes, place beaten eggs and panko breadcrumbs. In batches, dip chicken into eggs (shaking off excess), then coat in crumbs, pressing to coat.
  • Place pieces on baking sheet. Bake until golden brown and crisp, about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan set to medium-high heat, whisk honey, soy sauce, Sriracha and garlic powder. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and 1/3 cup water. Stir mixture into saucepan until thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Pour over chicken and gently toss to combine.
  • Serve immediately over rice, topped with green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.
  • Enjoy!

Join the Conversation

  1. Looks so yummy! I especially love that Honey-Garlic Sauce!

  2. Wow this looks so delicious! Copycat recipes are so fun, I cant wait to try this dish!

  3. Oh man this looks amazing! I am due any day now with our first baby and I think this for dinner is just what I need.

  4. What heavenly bites. This is what I want for dinner.

  5. oooh this sounds like the perfect dinner! yum!

  6. This is a fantastic recipe! Wow!

  7. These look and sound amazing. They’d be great as a something different for a hot buffet as well as in top of rice in front of the TV. Yummy post will definitely try. Sammie http://www.feastingisfun.com

  8. Now this is my kind of meal. I love going out, but I love leftovers more. This dish looks amazing. Pinned.

  9. What a way to make a honey sauce, I have never used cornstarch in mine, looks and sounds fantastic. Definitely on my Easter Lunch list. Yummm.

  10. Easy, sticky and delicious :) Worth doing again and again!

  11. Can you make and eat the next day

  12. Sure, but I would wait until the next day to toss in the sauce.

  13. bookaddict209 says:

    I made this for my lunch today and it was amazeballs. A few things I would do differently is choose a different honey (I bought orange blossom which i do not care for, but it was on sale) and make sure i have enough soy sauce so I don’t have to use soy sauce packets from old takeout -__-.
    I served this on top of steamed rice flavored with just a tiny bit of sesame sauce, and that paired with the chicken just MAKES it.

  14. yum this sounds really good. Thanks for sharing.

    Simon

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