Shredded Chicken with honey and garlic is a healthier version of the popular Chinese dish. The chicken is baked instead of fried and then coated in a flavorful ginger, honey and garlic sauce.
One of my most popular chicken dishes on my site is this Shredded BBQ Chicken Crockpot Recipe.
Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that recipe would get as many hits as it has.
Everyday it’s been in my top two viewed recipes since I posted it back in September (2013). Maybe that recipe was my lucky viral break!
I’m perfectly fine with that and as long as the wave is still going, I’m happy to ride it!
As good and simple as that recipe is, I think THIS Honey Garlic Shredded Chicken may be better and takes no time to make as well.
Skinless chicken breasts are one of the quickest meats to cook.
We eat it often, so I’m always tweaking spices and sauces so that it’s not bland.
This is one of those dishes that you’ll want to put away after everyone is served otherwise it’ll get picked at until it’s all gone!
The ingredients for this recipe are probably stocked in your pantry, so it’s super easy to mix up.
Do you use hoisin sauce for a quick stir-fry and glaze? It’s great for dipping veggies in it too!
Finger licking good chicken, except you’ll be using a utensil to eat this, so your fork will get a good cleaning instead of your fingers! 😉
Honey Garlic Shredded Chicken
This Honey Garlic Shredded Chicken is a healthier version of the popular Chinese dish. Baked instead of fried in a flavorful ginger, honey and garlic sauce.
- 4 Large Chicken Breasts, skinless
- 1/2 cup soy sauce, low sodium
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons corn starch
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 226Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 998mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 27g
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Adapted from Food.com, Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken
Don’t forget to try my Sticky Rice recipe!
What else other than rice would you serve it with/on. Do you think it would be good as a lettuce wrap?
Amanda @ MoveLoveEat
Yum! I haven’t tried shredding chicken before but I have done it with slow cooked pork which is awesome.
I’m drooling over here! This chicken looks like a perfect dinner!
This was easy to make, which always gets bonus points with me, especially when it comes out so tasty!
Honey Garlic Shredded Chicken sounds delicious and right up my alley as far as ingredients!!
Karen (Back Road Journal)
I think you have another winner on your hands, the chicken sounds great.
Awww, that’s so nice, Karen! Fingers crossed 🙂
I’ve just made it and my husband was already picking at it while I was shredding it! It’s lovely!
So glad you and your husband approved of this chicken dish! Thank you for stopping by, Rachel!
K / Pure & Complex
You’re shredded BBQ chicken looks absolutely amazing. It’s definitely time to pull out my crock pot. Love this recipe
Thanks so much! I appreciate the nice comment. I’m glad you stopped by 🙂
This looks great, Sandra! I do love honey garlic chicken and shredding it is a great idea!
I think this would be great with moo shoo pancakes too!
OMG Sandra your Honey Garlic Shredded Chicken recipes sounds like the perfect change-up to my usual, plain ‘ol chicken breasts. I love that it’s so easy also. I will definitely give this a try and I’m almost sure that Grampy will enjoy it. Thanks so much for sharing.
I know you will enjoy this recipe. The flavors are so tasty together. Let me know Grampy’s verdict!
Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Looks like an amazing recipe! My daughter would love this, so we’ll have to make it!
Thank you! Let me know what your daughter thinks, Sheena!
This looks finger looking good! It looks amazing and love the sticky rice with it too.
This chicken does taste good with the sticky rice. The sauce soaks in it for extra flavor!
This sure is a quick, easy and healthy recipe. I always have hoisin sauce in my pantry, such a versatile sauce.
Hoisin sauce is a stock item in my house. I love that you can use it right out of the jar or add it to other spices for a different flavor.
Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
I am completely in love with this dish! We love Asian flavors here, so I need to make this ASAP! Pinned for later
Thanks, Bobbi! This will become a favorite if you love Asian food!
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I always have hoisin sauce on hand! I love the flavors in this dish, and you already know I’m a huge fan of that sticky rice. I made it again already! Don eats it all
I’m so glad Don loves that sticky rice! It goes with so many meals and so easy to make!
Renee's Kitchen Adventures
I think I’d switch it up and use thighs, but I know it would still be as delicious as your original. I used to be all about chicken breasts, but now I’m crazy for thighs,esp in the slow cooker. I can just imagine how wonderful that sauce is! YUM!
Chicken thighs is a great idea for this recipe! I think the next time I’ll use both!
Yvonne [Tried and Tasty]
Honey + Garlic. Two staple ingredients in my kitchen! I’ve got everything I need to make this, definitely adding to the menu!
I hope you enjoy this shredded chicken recipe as much as we do!! It’s a great mid-week meal!
Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama
Oh wow! This looks absolutely amazing! 🙂 We love making Asian dishes at home.
Thanks, Carrie! Asian and Mexican dishes are my family’s favorite meals!
This sounds delicious, I love asian style meals like this.
Asian inspired recipes are my favorite too. So quick to put together and everyone loves this one!
I love the fact that you don’t fry it! Looks delicious!
Thank you! Yes, frying the chicken is so not needed with all the flavor going on here.