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Sweet Garlic Chicken Recipe
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Sweet Garlic Chicken

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"Requires preparing ahead of time, but very simple and well worth it! If you are a garlic fan, use 6-8 cloves of garlic for an extra kick!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    8 hrs 40 mins


  1. Whisk together the sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic, honey, and ginger in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Add the chicken breast and toss to evenly coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hours.
  2. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the spaghetti, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink. Stir in 1 tablespoon of butter and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Remove the chicken from the marinade, and shake off excess, then add to the skillet. Discard the remaining marinade. Cook the chicken breast strips until no longer pink in the center, about 10 minutes. Serve chicken over spaghetti.
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Jun 11, 2009

I thought it was great, my husband too. I added the broth and a little flour so it was a sauce. I love it thank you for sharing :D

Jan 18, 2011

I agree with Emily that adding some broth to make it more of a sauce is the way to go. My wife loved it and said we could definitely add this into the regular rotation -- which is fine with me as it's pretty simple to prepare. Very good dish!


5 Ratings

Apr 20, 2009

This chicken was amazing. I followed the recipe except with the omission of butter, in its place I used olive oil with a dash of sesame oil which gave off a good aroma. My girlfriend says this now one of her favorites, thanks for the great recipe.

Apr 22, 2009

This recipe wasn't bad, just average. I wouldn't make it again.

Jun 21, 2012

I made the marinade in the quantities listed, but I only used two boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips. Marinated for more like 6 hours, and then poured most of the marinade into the pan with the chicken. Without any flour or cornstarch, the sauce thickened up a bit, and I served over rice. Other than planning this early (because of the marinating time), it's probably the easiest recipe I've tried. It had great flavour, and we will definitely be adding this to the regular rotation. Might add some chopped peppers in with the onions next time for some color.


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  • Calories
  • 890 kcal
  • 44%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 116.4 g
  • 38%
  • Cholesterol
  • 154 mg
  • 51%
  • Fat
  • 15.9 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 4.4 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 68.1 g
  • 136%
  • Sodium
  • 1974 mg
  • 79%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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