Honey Garlic Shredded Chicken

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.

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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!

Honey Garlic Shredded Chicken - The Foodie Affair

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!

Honey Garlic Shredded Chicken - The Foodie Affair

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 - The Foodie Affair
Honey Garlic Shredded Chicken - The Foodie Affair

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.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, dinner, shredded, tacos
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 226kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small bowl combine soy sauce, honey, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, ginger, garlic and chili flakes.
  • Place chicken in a 9″ x 13″ baking pan and pour sauce on top. Cook for 20-25 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink.
  • Remove cooked chicken from pan and shred with two forks. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water making a slurry. Set aside.
  • Put the liquid from the chicken in a small saucepan and bring to a slight boil over medium-high heat. Add cornstarch mixture and stir until thickened. Pour sauce over shredded chicken and mix until all pieces are coated with the sauce.
  • Serve with rice and additional toppings (sesame seeds, chopped greed onions or cilantro).


Serving: 1g | Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 998mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g


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Adapted from Food.com, Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken 

Don’t forget to try my Sticky Rice recipe!

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  1. What else other than rice would you serve it with/on. Do you think it would be good as a lettuce wrap?

  2. 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.

  3. 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!