Honey Butter Garlic Chicken is the most delicious 30-minute dinner idea that is the perfect balance of sweet and savory. Crispy chicken coated in a decadent butter glaze flavored with garlic and honey, a heavenly combo. Throw it on top of some rice and the whole family will go crazy for it.


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into small pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Unsalted Challenge Dairy Butter
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt, more or less to taste
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • 2 to 4 Tablespoons honey, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons cilantro finely chopped
  • ½ Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Challenge Unsalted Butter
  • chopped cilantro or green onions for garnish


  • 1

    In a bowl, add the chicken that has been cut into small pieces along with the cornstarch. Mix so that each piece of chicken is coated evenly in the cornstarch.

  • 2

    Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and Challenge Dairy Unsalted Butter.

  • 3

    Toss in the chicken and sprinkle salt and pepper on top. Cook until the chicken has some browned bits and no pink in sight, about 5 minutes.

  • 4

    Add the minced garlic, red pepper flakes, honey, cilantro, rice vinegar, and more unsalted butter.

  • 5

    Sauté until the chicken is golden brown and coated in the thick sauce, about 3 to 4 minutes.

  • 6

    Take off the heat and garnish with more cilantro. Serve on top of rice, steamed veggies, or in lettuce wraps.