When i order chinese i will always order a honey chicken, it's my favorite.
I can not always afford to buy takeaway all the time so i decided i had to learn how to make it. With a bit of practice and some good luck i created the most amazing recipe. Its crunchy, sweet, and the sauce is amazing. Enjoy!
2 Chicken Breasts, chopped into bite size bits
Oil for deep frying
1 Cup Plain Flour
1/2 Cup Cornflour
salt and pepper (i used flavored salt)
Drop of soy sauce
1 Clove Garlic, crushed
1 Cup Warm Water
Poppy Seeds (you can use sesame seeds if you like)
White cooked rice (to serve)
Spring Onion, slices (to serve)
Add plain flour, cornflour, salt, pepper and mix. Add egg and enough warm water to make a very thick batter. The batter should just be able to run off a spoon. Add a drop off soy sauce and add chicken pieces (make sure chicken is generously coated.
Deep fry chicken for 3-4mins or until golden and crispy (i cut one open just to check they were cooked). Drain on kitchen paper.
To make the sauce fry the garlic in a little oil for 1min then add water. Now add the golden syrup and honey. Add as much of each as you like and keep tasting it until you like it (i like my sauce thick so i added a fair amount and let it reduce down). Boil until thick, this could take up to 10mins on high (just keep an eye it doesn't boil over). Once you are happy with the sauce coat the chicken to serve sprinkle with poppy seeds and spring onions and serve with rice.
Mum of 2, Wife of a Fifo worker and lover of delicious, creative food.