Honey Butter Sheet Pan Chicken

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Easy, scrumptious, Honey Butter Chicken made on one sheet pan. Coated in a buttery, honey sauce that is addicting. Ready in 30 minutes.

Chicken with honey butter sauce on a green plate with rice.
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Why Make This Honey Butter Chicken

Sheet pan meals will always have my heart. They are a breeze to make and clean which in my book is a successful meal. You can really get creative with meals like this. Try my Lemon Butter Sheet Pan Chicken next if you want a more tangy flavored meal.

This Honey Butter Chicken has a nice little crispy coating that gives the chicken a unique texture and makes it taste like quality take out, it’s much more nutritious and affordable than take out and YOU get to add what you want to it. This is a great meal to perk things up for the week. Also try my Buffalo Chicken Bowls for an easy weeknight meal.

Ingredients Needed

Ingredients on a plate and in small bowls with sauces and veggies.

Chicken Breasts. I like to use breasts or thighs for this one. Boneless and skinless will work best.

Seasonings. Garlic Powder, salt, onion powder.

Flour. All purpose flour is used to coat the chicken to help give it a crispy exterior.

Soy Sauce. Use a low sodium soy sauce for this recipe. It brings the flavors together perfectly.

All other ingredients and measurements can be found in the recipe card below. 

Recipe Variations

Chicken Breasts. Both chicken breasts and chicken thighs will work great for this recipe.

Honey. Maple syrup will also work great if you do not have honey on hand.

Butter. This is what makes the sauce. Plant based butter or ghee will work as a substitute.

Soy Sauce. Tamari or coconut aminos will work for a gluten free option.

Broccoli. I love broccoli in this dish it’s delicious. You can also use sliced peppers or zucchini in place of the broccoli or in addition.

Steps To Make This Recipe

Steps to make this chicken on bowls and on a sheet pan with chopped broccoli.

Step One. Preheat the oven to 400º. Pat the chicken dry and cut it into 1 inch cubes in equal sizes to ensure even cooking. In a large bowl, add the flour and seasonings, whisk together (photo 1).

Step Two. Toss the chicken in the flour mix well, be sure all the chicken is coated all over. Set aside (photo 2). Chop broccoli and onion in even sizes. Be sure the onion is in large cubes so it doesn’t burn. Coat a cooking sheet with oil. Add the broccoli, chicken and onions (photo 3). Place in the oven for 16 minutes.

Step Three. While the chicken is cooking, melt butter in a sauce pan on low. Add the soy and honey set aside until chicken is done. Keep the oven on!

Step Four. Pull the chicken from the oven, add the honey butter all over the sheet pan meal. Gently toss it. Pop it back into the oven for another 4-5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked all the way through and 165º internally (photo 4).

Step Five. Serve the meal! You can serve as is, over a salad or over rice or grain of choice.

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can freeze these for up to 2 months.   

Recipe FAQs

Does this honey butter chicken need the flour coating?

No, you can easily leave the flour out and just season the chicken however the texture will be a little more soft and runny vs crispy like take out.

Can I make honey butter chicken gluten free?

Absolutely! Make it gluten free bu using an all purpose gluten free flour blend.

Recipe Tips

Make sure the chicken is cut evenly. Ensure an even cook on the chicken and veggie by cutting/cubing the chicken. Do not skip this part if you want everything to come out perfectly cooked.

Distribute everything evenly on the pan. Don’t overlap the chicken or veggies, be sure they all have their own space and are distributed evenly.

Keep a close eye on your honey butter sauce. Keep the heat on low and don’t forget to keep a watchful eye, the sauce can burn easily so just take it off the heat if you need to walk away for a minute.

Choose your favorite in season veggies! Use any fresh veggies you prefer if you aren’t into broccoli. Cauliflower, bell peppers, zucchini, even mushrooms would be yummy. I will say that broccoli/cauliflower result in the crispiest chicken combination as other veggies tend to give off excess moisture while roasting.

If you do not have fresh veggies, use frozen but cook them separately from the chicken according to their package. Frozen veggies will make the chicken soggy.

Recipe Pairings

This recipe pairs great with Kale Salad, Lemon Caesar Salad or it can be served over rice, quinoa or any grain of choice. You can also eat it as is for a high fiber high protein meal.

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Green plate with rice and chicken and broccoli. Gold fork in the chicken.
5 from 6 votes

Sheet Pan Honey Butter Chicken

Easy, scrumptious, Honey Butter Chicken made on one sheet pan. Coated in a buttery, honey sauce that is addicting. Ready in 30 minutes.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

  • large sheet pan
  • sharp knives
  • sauce pan

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, *see notes
  • cup all purpose flour, *see notes
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp olive oil
  • 2 cup broccoli florets
  • ½ cup yellow onion, sliced

Honey Butter Sauce

  • 4 Tbsp butter, *see notes
  • cup honey
  • 1⅓ Tbsp soy sauce

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400º. Pat the chicken dry and cut it into 1 inch cubes in equal sizes to ensure even cooking. In a large bowl, add the flour and seasonings, whisk together (photo 1).
  • Toss the chicken in the flour mix well, be sure all the chicken is coated all over. Set aside (photo 2). Chop broccoli and onion in even sizes. Be sure the onion is in large cubes so it doesn't burn. Coat a cooking sheet with oil. Add the broccoli, chicken and onions (photo 3). Place in the oven for 16 minutes. 
  • While the chicken is cooking, melt butter in a sauce pan on low. Add the soy and honey set aside until chicken is done. Keep the oven on!
  • Pull the chicken from the oven, add the honey butter all over the sheet pan meal. Gently toss it. Pop it back into the oven for another 4-5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked all the way through and 165º internally (photo 4).
  • Serve the meal! You can serve as is, over a salad or over rice or grain of choice.

Notes

*boneless, skinless chicken thighs will also work. 
*use gluten free all purpose flour if needed
*plant based butter or ghee will also work.
*use tamari or coconut aminos if gluten free. 
Please note, nutritional info does NOT include rice, only the chicken with veggies and sauce. Please add 230 calories if using rice. 
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days or freeze up to 2 months. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 790mg | Potassium: 632mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 344IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 289
Keyword: 30 minute
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7 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Made this last night it was so so delicious. The chicken have the perfect texture. YUM.

  2. 5 stars
    My husband and I enjoy this so much the chicken had the perfect little texture to it and the honey butter scrumptious definitely wish I could give us 10 stars

    1. Aw thank you greatly for the feedback! Glad you enjoyed.

  3. This was so yummy! I’m wondering if the sauce will change if I make it without the flour?

    1. Hi Marisa, You can definitely skip the flour if you’d like. The chicken won’t get quite as crispy but will still have tons of flavor.