Honey Glazed Pan Fried Brussels Sprouts

  • Author: Joyce | Pups with Chopsticks
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3 Servings 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Cuisine: Asian, American


Super quick and easy pan fried brussels sprouts tossed in a sweet honey soy sauce glaze! No need for ovens or a roasting pan for this one!



  • 1 lb brussels sprouts (approximately  25 small ones – raw)
  • small onion (half)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoons butter

Honey Soy Sauce Glaze


Honey Soy Sauce Glaze

  1. In a small bowl, combine cold water and starch and mix until the starch has dissolved.
  2. Then add the soy sauce to it, and then the honey and mix together. Set aside.

Prepping & Browning the Brussels Sprouts

  1. Remove any yellowed outer leaves from the brussels sprouts and slice off the dark ends.
  2. Cut them in half length wise.
  3. Give them a good soak in water and dunk it a few times to remove any dirty or soil from between the leaves. Drain them once they are clean.
  4. Slice the onion up and set aside
  5. Smash the garlic to flatten it with the side of your knife and set aside.
  6. In a skillet or frying pan, set to medium heat and add a little oil and the butter
  7. Once the pan is hot, and the butter has melted, add in the onions and cook them for approximately 1 minute
  8. Add in the brussels sprouts and garlic and try to keep the brussel sprouts flat side down to brown them (this will take approximately 3-5 minutes depending on how hot your stove is)
  9. Once the brussels sprouts are brown on the flat side, stir everything a bit (so the onions and garlic don’t burn) and then flip the brussels sprouts and brown the rounded side of the brussels sprouts for a minute.
  10. Once both sides are brown, stir them with the onions for a few more seconds. Try not to overcook the brussels sprouts, the goal is to toast and brown them and still maintain a rawness to them which will give it a bit of a raw crunch.
  11. Once it is brown, and bright green, transfer everything off the frying pan onto a plate.

Putting It Together

  1. With the same pan, set the heat to medium low
  2. Mix the sauce with a fork again (the corn starch may settle on the bottom)
  3. When the pan is hot, add the sauce to cook it. We want to reduce it about so it thickens and gets sticky. If the sauce boils too violently, turn down the heat very slightly. You still want the sauce to bubble but on a mild level. Depending on how hot your stove is, this should take about 1-3 minutes. You will know the sauce is done when it has thickened.
  4. Drizzle the sauce over the brussels sprouts, or put all the brussels sprouts back into the pan and toss it with all the sauce.
  5. Enjoy! 🙂


  • Always try and always use fresh, raw brussels sprouts and avoid frozen brussels sprouts if you don’t want soggy brussels sprouts


  • Serving Size: 1 Serving
  • Calories: 205 kcal
  • Sugar: 27 g
  • Sodium: 781 mg
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 40 g
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Protein: 6 g

Keywords: fried brussels sprouts

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