Soy Garlic Chicken is an incredible 15-minute chicken breast recipe with the 4-ingredient Soy Garlic Sauce! A fantastic option to have up your sleeve for those bustling evenings when time is short.

Savory soy garlic chicken breast served atop a bed of fluffy steamed rice, creating a harmonious blend of flavors and textures.

Soy Garlic Chicken Breast

As an Asian, I’m on team chicken thighs (my favorites are lemongrass chicken and gochujang chicken). Chicken thighs are juicy and forgiving, staying moist even if slightly overcooked.

But my boyfriend prefers chicken breast (he’s a typical German). So, here’s a recipe that strikes a compromise: an Asian-inspired chicken breast dish that’s both easy to make and incredibly delicious.

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Ingredients

Ingredients for Soy Garlic Chicken Breast
  • Chicken breast: I used two boneless, skinless chicken breasts for this recipe. Just keep in mind that the cooking time might vary depending on the size of your chicken breasts. If you’re more of a fan of chicken thighs, they can work well here too.
  • Seasonings: I lightly seasoned the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, as the sauce will take care of the rest of the flavoring.
  • Sauce: The soy garlic sauce includes minced garlic, honey, soy sauce, butter, and rice vinegar.

How to make soy garlic chicken breast

  • Begin by prepping the chicken breast, creating criss-cross incisions that penetrate about 2/3 of the way down without cutting through entirely. Lightly season the chicken with a sprinkle of salt and black pepper.
  • Heat up your skillet over medium-high heat, then apply a thin layer of oil. Add the chicken and cook for 4 – 5 minutes per side, flipping once.
  • After other 7 minutes, add butter, minced garlic, soy sauce, honey, and vinegar with the ratio 2:2:1.
  • Simmer until the sauce thickens. Flip the chicken breasts to toss them in the soy garlic sauce.
Chicken breast delicately seasoned with a sprinkle of salt and black pepper, ready to be prepared to perfection.
Add Garlic and Buttter to the pan with seared chicken Breast
add soy sauce, vinegar and honey to make the sauce
toss chicken with the sauce glaze

Serve

Savory soy garlic chicken breast served atop a bed of fluffy steamed rice, creating a harmonious blend of flavors and textures.

Here are some other ideas to complement this chicken breast recipe. Feel free to experiment and come up with your own pairings.

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Savory soy garlic chicken breast served atop a bed of fluffy steamed rice, creating a harmonious blend of flavors and textures.

Soy Garlic Chicken (15-minute)

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Soy Garlic Chicken Breast, a 15-minute poultry recipe featuring a enchanting 4-ingredient Soy Garlic Sauce! An excellent choice to keep in your repertoire for those busy nights when time is of the essence.
5 from 3 votes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Korean
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tbsp rice vinegar (5%)
  • Minced garlic
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Start by preparing the chicken breast with criss-cross cuts, ensuring they penetrate about 2/3 of the way down without cutting through entirely. It helps the sauce seep deep to the chicken.
  • Lightly season the chicken with salt and black pepper.
  • Heat a skillet over medium-high, add a thin layer of oil, and cook the chicken for 4-5 minutes per side.
  • After 7 minutes, add butter and minced garlic.
  • Then, add soy sauce, honey, and vinegar in a 2:2:1 ratio.
  • Simmer a few minutes to thicken the sauce. Toss the chicken to coat it in the delectable soy garlic sauce.
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