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Honey Soy Chicken Breasts

Honey Soy Chicken Breasts. Only 6 ingredients & so easy to prepare! It’s one of the most popular chicken dishes ever on Rock Recipes. These chicken breasts bake up to shiny, deliciously honey soy glazed perfection.

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Honey Soy Chicken Breasts. Only 6 ingredients & so easy to prepare!

Originally published January 2013.

Update, this recipe has now been updated with a demo video and nutritional information with the recipe. Originally published January 2013.

We are all about great easy workday dinners here at Rock Recipes and this honey & soy glazed chicken is a perfect example.

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I generally use a low sodium version of soy sauce in my recipes.

I’ve used bone in chicken breasts here but you can use any chicken parts you like. I often break down a whole chicken for recipes like these.

One whole chicken on a white plastic cutting board cut into 8 pieces

One whole chicken cut into 8 pieces. You can use any chicken parts you like in this recipe.

It takes just a few minutes to prepare a 5 ingredient marinade in the morning or the previous evening to have this chicken ready to pop into the oven when you arrive home from work.

Fresh ginger root

Only about 45 minutes open roasting time is all these golden sticky chicken chicken breasts need; more than enough time to throw together a great salad, steam rice or prepare your favourite noodles.

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Honey Soy Chicken Breasts.

If serving with noodles or rice, I recommend doubling the marinade/sauce recipe.

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Yield: 4 Servings

Honey Soy Chicken Breasts

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Honey Soy Chicken Breasts - one of the most popular chicken dishes ever on Rock Recipes, these breasts bake up to shiny, deliciously honey soy glazed perfection.


  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger root
  • 24 ounces chicken breast


  1. Stir together all the ingredients except the chicken breasts and pour into a large Ziploc bag.
  2. Add the chicken breasts and marinate in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight.
  3. Place the marinaded chicken breasts on an aluminum foil lined cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees F, uncovered, for about 45 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked. I use a meat thermometer to make sure the internal temperature is between 170 and 180 degrees F.
  4. Do not throw out the marinade. While the chicken is cooking simmer it over low heat and brush it on the chicken about every 10 minutes as it cooks.


The total prep time reflects the marinating time as well. The cook time will vary from 45-60 minutes depending on the actual size of your chicken breasts,. Use a meat thermometer to be sure they are completely cooked.

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 364Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 145mgSodium 885mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 0gSugar 18gProtein 55g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Wednesday 14th of June 2017

I made this for dinner tonight, and it is delicious!


Saturday 11th of March 2017

Can I do this with frozen chicken? Marinate frozen then cook semi frozen??

Barry C. Parsons

Friday 17th of March 2017

Is there a reason for that?


Sunday 11th of December 2016

thanks..was tired of the old recipes. gonna try it with sesame seed and teriyaki sauce.


Thursday 24th of November 2016

Looks great!! Can't wait to try. But I'm not a fan of garlic. Can I substitute? Or just leave it out?

Barry C. Parsons

Thursday 24th of November 2016

Finely minced shallot or sweet onions would be fine.


Monday 19th of September 2016

Are these thick breasts or thin ones? I have 4 really thick pieces. Wondering if I should butterfly.

Barry C. Parsons

Monday 19th of September 2016

I used bone-in chicken breasts for this recipe, so they are pretty thick.

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