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Honey Glazed Pan Fried Brussels Sprouts

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!
Course Side
Cuisine American, Asian
Keyword fried brussels sprouts, honey soy glazed
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 Servings
Calories 205kcal
Author Joyce | Pups with Chopsticks


  • 1 lb brussels sprouts (fresh, not frozen. approximately  25 small ones)
  • small onion (approx. ½ cup. sliced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped, or grated)
  • 1 tablespoons butter

Honey Soy Sauce Glaze


Preparing the Honey Soy Sauce Glaze

  • In a small bowl, combine cold water and starch and mix until the starch has dissolved.
  • Then add the soy sauce to it, and then the honey and mix together. Set aside.
  • Preparation
  • Slice the onion up and set aside
  • Use the side of your knife and smash the garlic to flatten it. Set it aside for later

Prepping & Browning the Brussels Sprouts

  • For each brussel sprout, remove any yellowed outer leaves from the brussels sprouts and slice off the dark tips at the ends and cut them in half lengthwise.
  • Give them a good soak in water and dunk it a few times to remove any dirt or soil from between the leaves. Drain them once they are clean.
  • In a skillet or frying pan, set to medium heat and add a little oil and butter
  • Once the pan is hot, and the butter has melted, add in the onions and cook them for approximately 1 minute
  • Add in the brussels sprouts into the pan and try to keep all the brussel sprouts flat side down to brown them (this will take approximately 3-5 minutes depending on how hot your stove is)
  • Once the brussels sprouts are brown on the flat side, add in the garlic and stir everything together. Flip the brussels sprouts and brown the rounded side of the brussels sprouts for a minute.
  • Once both sides are brown, stir everything together again for a few more seconds and add in 2-3 tablespoons of water and cook the brussels sprouts until the water evaporates.
  • Once it is brown, and bright green, transfer everything off the frying pan onto a plate.

Putting It Together

  • With the same pan, set the heat to medium low
  • Mix the sauce in the bowl with a fork again (the corn starch may settle on the bottom) before adding it into the pan.
  • When the pan is hot, add the sauce into the pan and keep stirring the sauce until it has thickened. 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.
  • Add all the brussels sprouts back into the pan and toss it with all the sauce and serve with toasted sesame seeds!
  • Enjoy! :)


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


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