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Baked Honey Garlic Lemon Chicken

Baked Honey Garlic Lemon Chicken: 30 Minute Dinner

This Baked Honey Garlic Lemon Chicken is healthy and bursting with flavors. A handful of simple pantry ingredients go into this easy recipe, making it a quick 30 minute dinner perfect for weeknights!
Course Dinner
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper can adjust amount to increase or reduce spice level
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 medium sized chicken skinless boneless chicken breasts (cut into 2 inch pieces)
  • Optional: chopped green onion for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400F (204 C).
  • In a 10 inch baking tray add the honey, soy sauce, minced garlic, lemon juice, fresh ginger, crushed red pepper, cornstarch, salt, and oil. Mix until combined.
  • Add the chicken and mix until the chicken is fully coated with the sauce ingredients. Marinate for about 15 minutes.
  • Bake uncovered for about 25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Mine was cooked through at around 25 minutes, so keep checking, as cooking time will depend on your oven.
  • For extra color on the chicken, turn on the broiler for a few minutes. This is optional.
  • Garnish with spring onions.
  • Serve with rice, steamed broccoli and thinly sliced carrots.