Chinese Garlic Chicken Recipe

Contributor: Emily Dingmann

We’ve got another Chinese takeout fakeout for you. Our take on Chinese Garlic Chicken will be ready in less time than order and delivery takes at your favorite restaurant.

Listen to our editor-in-chief, Christine Pittman, explain briefly about how to make this tasty Chinese Garlic Chicken recipe, with some great tips along the way, by clicking the play button below:

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  • Author: Emily Dingmann
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Chinese


  • 5 cloves garlic, minced 
  • ¼ cup soy sauce* 
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil 
  • 2 Tbsp. honey 
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch 
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil 
  • 1 lb. chicken breast, cut into 1” pieces 
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame seeds (optional, for garnish)
  • 1 green onion, sliced  (optional, for garnish) 


  1. Whisk together minced garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, and cornstarch until smooth. 
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat.  
  3. Add chicken and garlic mixture to pan and stir fry, stirring frequently, until chicken is cooked through and sauce has thickened, about 5-7 minutes.  
  4. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onion, if desired.

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*I typically use low-sodium soy sauce here. If you are concerned about salt, or if you want to make sure it’s not too salty, use low-sodium soy sauce as well.