Vegan Honey Butter Garlic Chicken

Vegan Honey Butter Garlic Chicken

Some of my favorite meals to prepare happen to be ones with simple ingredients, minimal prep, and of course amazing flavor! If you’re shaking your head in agreement with me, you’re in luck! I’ve got another mouthwatering recipe that you’ll want to make tonight! This Vegan Honey Butter Garlic Chicken is a winner and I know your friends and family will love it too!

Vegan Honey Butter Garlic Chicken

Veganizing a Traditionally Non-Vegan Recipe:

By now you may be wondering how in the world I’ve managed to veganize a meal with descriptors that are totally non-vegan. Well first, I’ve swapped traditional honey for agave. If you’re new to the vegan/plant-based world, you may not be familiar with it (I wasn’t either).

However, in most cases it makes for a great substitute. Like honey, agave is sweet in flavor and has a similar consistency. I’ve been able to find it at most grocery stores. As for the butter, I use a plant-based alternative as well. My husband who is non-vegan enjoys it as much as I do!

Vegan Honey Butter Garlic Chicken

Last but not least is the chicken. I knew that if I was going to successfully pull off this meal, I would need to find a legit chicken substitute. These days, there are tons of new vegan meat substitute offerings available to consumers, but I’m so glad I chose the Mindful Chik’n Strips from Sweet Earth Foods! Not only are they vegan, they’re free from GMOs, hormones, antibiotics, and fats. You can find them at the following stores:

  • Hyvee
  • Giant Eagle
  • Heinens
  • Stop N Shop
  • Giant Martins
  • Giant Foods
  • Hannaford
  • Heb (December)
  • Meijer (Dec/Jan)

What’s cool about this Mindful Chik’n is that it’s ready to go whether it’s been refrigerated or frozen! Yep, you read that right. When I was testing this recipe, I initially planned to remove them from the freezer and place them in the fridge the night before. Unfortunately I forgot, so I decided to move forward with the recipe testing with the chik’n in its frozen state. I’m happy to report that it was a success!

Vegan Honey Butter Garlic Chicken

Preparing the Vegan Honey Butter Garlic Chicken:

This Vegan Honey Butter Garlic Chicken is ready in under 30 minutes. Because the cooking process moves so quickly, I would recommend having all of the ingredients measured out ahead of time. This way you’re prepared!

As you can see from the recipe card, the process is pretty straightforward. You’ll begin with sautéing the garlic over medium-low heat, then adding in the agave and Mindful Chik’n. This step is followed by adding in the remaining ingredients, some peppers, and before you know it you’re ready to eat!

Vegan Honey Butter Garlic Chicken

Whenever I look at these pictures, I always swoon over how lovely the Mindful Chik’n browned with the caramelized sauce. Interested in the same results? The trick to this is to remember it’s necessary to increase the heat when adding in the sauce ingredients after sauteing the garlic. The increased temperature allows the sauce to thicken and the Chik’n to brown. I also made this in a cast-iron skillet which is perfect for recipes like these!

Also, if you’re planning to pair this Vegan Honey Butter Garlic Chicken with rice (try this easy fried rice!) I would recommend making it ahead of time or before you start making this recipe. You’ll definitely thank yourself for it later! After you’re done preparing this meal you’ll want to devour it STAT!

Are you drooling yet? I sure am. Go ahead and give this Vegan Honey Butter Garlic Chicken recipe a try and let me know what you think of it in the comments below!

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5 from 23 votes

Vegan Honey Butter Garlic Chicken

Easy vegan honey butter garlic chicken made using Sweet Earth Mindful Chik'n. Ready in less than 30 minutes for the perfect weeknight dinner!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Butter, Garlic, Honey, Sweet Earth
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3 servings


  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp vegan butter
  • 4 tbsp agave
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ green pepper or more to taste
  • 1 package Sweet Earth Mindful Chik'n
  • 1-2 tbsp oil of choice I used olive oil
  • chopped green onion for garnish optional
  • rice for serving optional


  • In a cast iron pan over medium-low heat, begin warming the oil. Once warmed, add in the minced garlic and saute until fragrant.
  • Next, add in the vegan butter and agave. Now increase the temperature to medium high so that it begins to boil.
  • Stir in one package of the Sweet Earth Mindful Chik'n and coat with the sauce. Now stir in the salt, pepper, apple cider vinegar, and soy sauce. Allow the Chik'n to brown on most sides (about 5-7 minutes). Toward the end, add in your diced bell pepper and combine. Let cook for 2-3 minutes and serve with rice or quinoa.
  • Plate and enjoy!


  1. 5 stars
    If I didn’t know that this recipe wasn’t chockful of chicken I wouldn’t have believed it! It looks so much like the real thing!

  2. 5 stars
    I’m honestly craving this. It looks SO good!

  3. 5 stars
    This looks too good to be vegan!

  4. 5 stars
    Wow!! This recipe looks so good and like the real thing!!

  5. 5 stars
    These photos made me hungry! Who knew that eating vegan was so possible and looked so delicious!

  6. 5 stars
    This looks delicious! Love simple meals and I’m already a fan of Sweet Earth products!

  7. Jenna Elamin-Mueller

    5 stars
    Oh my GOD. This is so so so good and it’s ridiculous how easy it is!! I used the No Evil “no chicken” for my seitan and it was really good. I loved the texture of the seitan after the sauce cooked down and coated it. It would be super easy to change up the veggies here or to make this with extra firm tofu, too! Non-vegan husband approved so you know it’s super good!! 🙌🏾

  8. 5 stars
    This dish looks and sounds so good! I love that you’ve used a chicken substitute! I have to try this!

    • Thanks Shanika! I just made it again for meal prep this week and it’s soooo good! Let me know how it goes when you try it!

  9. 5 stars
    Oh wow!! This looks stunning!! I have to make more and more vegan dishes these days because I have so many vegan friends, and I can’t wait to try this!!

  10. Bridget Vaughn

    5 stars
    Literally thank you for sharing this with all of us. I’m like in the very beginning of becoming vegan and I couldn’t think of any ideas for dinner ! This was amazing and I didn’t have all the same ingredients but very delicious and so far one of my favorites ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  12. 5 stars
    I rarely post reviews on recipes, but this one deserves a comment. Meal comes together in less than half an hour and is delicious! Pictures posted are exactly what the dish looks like. I had no pepper, so diagonally sliced about a cup of snap peas. This is a keeper and will satisfy both vegan and non-vegans. Definitely will be in regular rotation.

    • Lynn, thank you so much for sharing your experience with this recipe! It’s one of my absolute favorites! I don’t make it enough!

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  14. 5 stars
    This is amazing!!

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