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20-Minute Honey Butter Chicken

  • Author: Laney Schwartz
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


This easy recipe for Honey Butter Chicken will make your taste buds dance and your kitchen smell delicious! Tender chicken breast is cooked up in a sweet and buttery homemade sauce that can be on your table in just 20 minutes, making it perfect for a weeknight dinner!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 ½ pounds chicken breasts, diced into 1 inch pieces (23 chicken breasts)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • Chopped fresh parsley


  1. Preheat a large skillet over medium/high heat for 1-2 minutes. Add the olive oil, 1 tablespoon of butter and the chicken. Make sure the chicken is not overcrowded and has room to brown in the skillet in one layer. Do two batches if necessary.