How to cook the best honey soy chicken tenderloins or breasts with this healthy, easy and delicious recipe. Honey Soy Chicken Tenderloins taste as good as they look! They are packed and covered in a delicious honey, soy and garlic sauce.
Plus, they take a total of 10 minutes to prep AND cook! It really can't get much better, or easier, than this! This is a weeknight dinner idea or an easy dinner idea, brought from your fridge to your plate in under 10 minutes.
Under 10 minute meals are one of my favorite. Who doesn't want to a quick and easy meal! Plus, this honey soy sauce is absolutely amazing so you get a quick dinner and a delicious recipe in that amount of time.
This can be meal prepped ahead of time to make for amazing lunches. It will last in the fridge for about 4 days. If you are eating healthy, this is the perfect weight watchers recipe but is also good even if you are not on a diet!
What Do You Need to Make the Best Chicken Tenderloin Recipes
This was very easy and quick to make on the stove top
- Chicken tenderloins
- Soy sauce
- Minced garlic
- Garlic salt
- Chicken broth
I used chicken tenderloins for this recipe because they are so cute and absolutely delicious in this dish. You can certainly use a different cut of chicken. Honey soy chicken breasts are great, but, I have used thighs too, or some types of fish or pork would be great too. A lean cut of meat would be best for a healthy chicken tenderloins recipe.
You can use soy sauce, teriyaki, or a mixture of both in this recipe; however, I typically do soy only. I have used a combo of half and half before, when I ran out of soy sauce.
How to Make Healthy Stovetop Tenderloins
First, to make honey soy chicken, we need to marinate the chicken. Marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes, if you have the time but try for 8 hours. I usually start marinading in the morning and cook at night. This takes literally 2 minutes to do and adds so much flavor to the chicken.
Poke a couple holes in the chicken, carefully with a fork or knife. Place the chicken in a baggie and add all of the ingredients for marinating the chicken.
Seal it up really tight, move it around to cover all the chicken and place in the fridge until you are ready to cook. The marinating is key as this will make for juicy and flavor packed honey soy chicken tenderloins.
Once ready to cook, heat a medium pan over high heat. Add the entire baggie to the heated pan. You can cook and eat marinade as long as it comes to a boil, according to someone smarter than I am, maybe the CDC? FDA? Anyways.
Add the entire baggie to the pan, sprinkle the chicken with garlic salt and bring to a boil. Flip and move the chicken around the sauce every 30 seconds or so.
Once the pan gets dry, add the chicken broth, one tablespoon at a time. It will deglaze the bottom of the pan so that nothing burns. You can use water as well. Keep flipping and moving around the chicken until it is fully cooked and all the sauce is absorbed.
It should only take 8-10 minutes. Be sure the chicken comes to 165 degrees, I use a meat thermometer. If any are done before the others, remove those so they do not overcook.
I topped mine with green onions, I love green onions.
Pair the Best Chicken Tenderloin Recipes With Dip!
What dip should you pair this with? While it is just absolutely amazing on its own, try this with my yum yum sauce! You can also use the yum yum sauce for some rice. If you prefer not to make your own sauce, try it with my favorite Polynesian sauce or sweet chili sauce, or use these for your rice!
Pair Healthy Chicken With Sides!
What To Do With Chicken Tenderloin Leftovers
Do you have leftovers of the best chicken tenderloins? I bet you ate these all up; however, if you still have leftovers, I have you covered. These tenders make the best meal prep! If you are making this for dinner, try doubling the recipe to make a lunch meal prep all week.
This is a healthy chicken tenderloins recipe, which I think is perfect for lunch. Store these honey soy chicken tenderloins in an air tight container in the fridge, but they should be good for about four days. Honey soy chicken breasts are really good for a more substantial lunch as well.
Honey Soy Chicken Tenderloins
They are packed and covered in a delicious honey, soy and garlic sauce.
Honey Soy Chicken Tenderloins
- 1 pound chicken tenderloins 5 pieces
- 1 tablespoon oil
- ¼ cup soy sauce low sodium
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 4 cloves minced garlic
- ½ teaspoon garlic salt
- 2 tablespoons chicken broth low sodium
- Poke a couple holes in each chicken tenderloins, carefully, using a fork or knife. Add them to a baggie with the oil, honey, soy and garlic. Seal up the baggie and move the marinade around the fully covered the chicken. Place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or all day.
- Heat a medium pan over medium high heat. Once heated, add the entire baggie of chicken and marinade. Season the chicken with garlic salt.
- Bring the mixture to a boil. Flip and move the chicken around the sauce every 30 seconds or so.
- Once the pan gets dry, add the chicken broth, one tablespoon at a time. It will deglaze the bottom of the pan so that nothing burns. You can use water as well. Keep flipping and moving around the chicken until it is fully cooked and all the sauce is absorbed. It should only take 8-10 minutes.
How many WW points is this now?! Click on the link below and it will take you to the recipe I made within your own WW app. Your specific points will be calculated, and you can track that.