Honey glazed chicken can have several benefits depending on the ingredients used in the glaze and how the chicken is prepared. Here are some potential benefits:

  1. High in protein: Chicken is an excellent source of protein, which is essential for muscle growth and repair.
  2. Contains vitamins and minerals: Chicken contains a variety of vitamins and minerals that are important for overall health, including B vitamins, vitamin D, iron, and zinc.
  3. Antioxidant properties: Honey contains antioxidants that can help protect the body from damage caused by free radicals. Some studies have suggested that consuming honey may have anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting effects as well.
  4. Can be a lower-fat option: Depending on how the chicken is cooked and what other ingredients are used in the glaze, honey glazed chicken can be a lower-fat option compared to other types of meat.

However, it’s worth noting that honey glazed chicken can also be high in sugar and calories if too much honey or sugar is used in the glaze. Additionally, pre-made glazes often contain added preservatives and artificial ingredients, so homemade glazes made with natural ingredients may be a healthier option.

Honey Glazed Chicken

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 179 kcal


  • Baking dish or sheet pan You will need a baking dish or sheet pan to cook the chicken in the oven.
  • Mixing bowl You will need a mixing bowl to mix the ingredients for the glaze.
  • Whisk You will need a whisk to blend the ingredients for the glaze together.
  • Saucepan You will need a saucepan to heat the glaze ingredients before brushing them onto the chicken.
  • Tongs or spatula You will need tongs or a spatula to turn the chicken over and ensure it cooks evenly.
  • Meat thermometer A meat thermometer is helpful to ensure that the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F (74°C), which is the safe minimum temperature for consuming chicken.
  • Aluminum foil Aluminum foil can be used to cover the chicken while it bakes to prevent it from drying out.
  • Oven mitts You will need oven mitts to handle hot dishes and pans safely.


  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • teaspoon  red pepper flakes
  • 1 ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 2 skinless boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size pieces


  • Step 1
    Gather all ingredients.
  • Step 2
    Whisk honey, soy sauce, and red pepper flakes in a bowl; set aside.
  • Step 3
    Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium intensity; cook and mix chicken in hot oil until softly brown, around 5 minutes.
  • Step 4
    Empty honey combination into the skillet; proceed to cook and mix until chicken is at this point not pink in the middle and sauce is thickened, around 5 minutes more.
  • Step 5
    Serve hot and enjoy!