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Honey Chicken – easy Chinese honey chicken with crispy chicken in sticky and sweet glaze. This recipe is better than Chinese restaurants, guaranteed!

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Honey chicken, with crispy chicken pieces coated with sweet and sticky honey sauce, ready to be served.

Honey Chicken Recipe

Honey chicken is a popular Chinese recipe. If you love Chinese food, you will love this simple and delicious dish.

The crispy chicken is deep-fried on stove top and glazed in a sweet and savory honey sauce. This is the best chicken and honey recipe!

Honey chicken recipe with crispy chicken in a bowl covered in honey sauce.

How to Make Honey Chicken?

This recipe is made of the following main ingredients:

Chicken breasts
Honey
Salt
Apple cider vinegar

The first step is deep frying the chicken. I have an excellent restaurant-quality batter recipe that makes the chicken super crispy, airy and non-greasy. Next, you make the sweet glaze.

The final step is mixing the fried chicken and the honey glaze together.

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How to Serve Honey Chicken?

This dish can be served as an appetizer or an entree.

Serve the dish as an appetizer, with the sauce and the chicken separate. Dip each piece of chicken into the honey sauce before eating.
Serve the dish as a main entree, with chow mein, fried rice or steamed rice.
Can I Freeze the Honey Sauce?

Yes, the honey glaze can be made in advance and kept in the refrigerator.

You can increase the recipe and make double or triple the portions. The honey glaze keeps well for a week.

Close up of delicious and easy honey chicken, with chicken glazed with honey.

Can I Use Chicken Thighs?

Yes, you sure can. Both white meat or dark meat can be used. Just make sure you cut the chicken meat into equal-sized cubes. This will ensure even cooking.

How Many Calories Per Serving?

This recipe is only 373 calories per serving.

What Dishes to Serve with this Recipe?

This recipe goes well with rice or noodles. For a wholesome meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.

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Honey Chicken Recipe


Servings 3 people


Prep Time 15 minutes


Cook Time 5 minutes


Total Time 20 minutes

Honey Chicken – easy Chinese honey chicken with crispy chicken in sticky and sweet honey sauce. This recipe is better than Chinese restaurants, guaranteed!

Ingredients

Ingredients:


1
lb
boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes


oil for deep-frying


2
cloves
garlic, sliced or lightly bruised


2
teaspoons
corn starch, mixed with 4 teaspoons of water, for sauce thickening


salt and sugar to taste


toasted sesame seeds to garnish

Frying Batter:


1
egg white


1/2
cup
all-purpose flour, sifted


1/4
cup
corn starch


1/2
teaspoon
baking powder


1/2
cup
water, ice cold


1
tablespoon
peanut oil or regular cooking oil


1/4
teaspoon
salt

Honey Sauce:


1/3
cup
pure honey


1
teaspoon
salt


1
teaspoon
Chinese cooking wine or dry sherry wine


1
teaspoon
apple cider vinegar


1/4-1/2
cup
water

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Directions

1

Marinate the chicken cubes with the Marinade for 5 minutes.



2

Make the Frying Batter. In a large bowl, lightly whisk the egg white, and mix in the rest of the Frying Batter ingredients. Batter should not be lumpy, nor too runny, but smooth. Place another bowl with ice cubes underneath the frying batter bowl. Drop in the chicken cubes, mix well until they are well coated. Let it sit for about 30 minutes to 1 hour in the refrigerator.



3

Prepare to make the Honey Garlic Sauce mixture. Mix all the sauce ingredients well and set aside.



4

Heat up a wok with deep-frying oil. Gently drop in the battered chicken cubes, one by one, making sure it is spread out to prevent sticking, overcrowding the wok, and not fried properly. Turn the heat down to medium-high, and continue to deep-fry until the color changes to golden brown and completely cooked. Dish out and drain on paper towels.



5

Reserve 3 tablespoons of deep-frying oil in the wok, and stir-fry the garlic until it is browned and the oil is fragrant. Dish out the garlic, and discard. Leave about 2-3 tablespoons of garlic oil in the wok.



6

Heat up the wok with the garlic oil from the previous step, gently pour in the Honey Garlic Sauce mixture, and bring to a light simmer, add in the cornstarch mixture to thicken the sauce, give it a quick stir and adjust salt/sugar/water to taste.



7

Here, you can either dish out some sauce for dipping later and just keep enough to coat the fried chicken cubes in the wok, OR, toss in the chicken and briefly stir well, making sure the chicken is well coated in the sauce, dish out and sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds and serve. Alternatively, you can also keep the sauce separate from the chicken, and dip as you eat. Serve Chinese Honey Chicken with a bowl of hot steamed Jasmine rice or serve as is, with extra toasted sesame seeds to garnish.


Nutrition Facts

Honey Chicken Recipe

Amount Per Serving (3 people)

Calories 373
Calories from Fat 69

% Daily Value*

Fat 7.7g12%

Saturated Fat 0.6g4%

Cholesterol 130mg43%

Sodium 551mg24%

Carbohydrates 20.8g7%

Fiber 0.3g1%

Sugar 5.5g6%

Protein 54.4g109%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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