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5 from 3 votes

Honey garlic chicken marinade

Honey garlic chicken marinade has just five ingredients and bakes up with a sweet and savory sauce you can spoon over rice and veggies! Make chicken marinade freezer packs for easy weeknight dinners.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken, dairy-free, freezer, marinade
Servings: 2
Calories: 235kcal
Author: Denise


  • This is enough marinade + sauce for 1 chicken breast; double the recipe for a pound of chicken to serve 4!
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce I use reduced sodium
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons water


  • Combine all ingredients in a heavy duty freezer bag. Add chicken breasts and turn to coat in marinade.


  • Marinate the chicken in the fridge for 2-24 hours.


  • If freezing, place in the freezer immediately. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or by immersing the bag in a bowl of cold water for a couple of hours.

To bake

  • Heat oven to 425°F. Bake chicken in a shallow baking dish for 10 minutes, flip over, then bake for another 10-20 minutes.
  • For 5-7 oz chicken breasts, bake for 20 minutes total. For 10 oz and larger chicken breasts, bake for at least 25 minutes.
  • Allow chicken to rest at room temperature for 5-10 minutes before slicing.


Serving: 1/2 chicken breast (3.5 oz) | Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 486mg | Sugar: 18g