This 20-minute chicken recipe is perfect for weeknight meals when you want something delicious but low-effort.

Sticky honey curry chicken: A quick pan-fried chicken recipe with an addictive, sticky/sweet sauce!

Looking for a quick chicken recipe that tastes great? I’ve got you covered with this sticky honey curry chicken.

First, let’s talk about the sauce: It’s addicting.

It’s sweet, savory, buttery – and sticky.

The honey, mustard, and curry powder blend beautifully together.

You may want to make a double batch of the sauce, so you can enjoy more of it throughout the week.

Sticky honey curry chicken: Only 4 ingredients to make this addictive sauce. Click through for recipe.

And the chicken.

This chicken is pan fried, so it comes together pretty quickly. All in all, you can have dinner on the table in about 20 minutes.

Since natural sweeteners like honey and maple syrup are allowed in a paleo diet, this recipe is technically paleo friendly. However, it’s pretty heavy on the honey so there’s a fair amount of sugar in it.

Sticky honey curry chicken: Learn how to make this super simple recipe. The sauce is ADDICTIVE!

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Sticky honey curry chicken: Get dinner on the table in 20 minutes. And make extra of this sauce!

Sticky honey curry chicken: A quick pan-fried chicken recipe with an addictive, sticky/sweet sauce!

Sticky Honey Curry Chicken

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

The sauce is really good. You might want to make a double batch to use throughout the week.


For chicken

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • Cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper

For sauce

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder


  1. Pound chicken breasts to 1/2 inch thickness. Heat a tablespoon of cooking oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add chicken breasts and cook for about 5 minutes on each side, until chicken is browned and internal temperature reaches 165F.
  2. Meanwhile, heat sauce ingredients in a small saucepan, stirring constantly until butter melts and sauce begins to thicken - about 5 minutes.
  3. Pour sauce over hot chicken and stir to ensure that all pieces are evenly coated. Cook for a minute or so, to heat both the chicken and sauce. Top with fresh parsley, if desired.

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