Chinese Honey Chicken

I made this for the first time along with my fried rice and it’s one I will make again!  When I first read the recipe I thought it was going to be very involved, but turned out so easy. Next time I’m making a double batch!

1 ½ lbs or more  boneless chicken breasts – cut or sliced in pieces.

In a large bowl combine the following ingredients for the batter.  Let it sit in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before adding your chicken:

  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg and 1 egg white
  • I also added some crushed hot peppers for some heat – this is optional

Heat some vegetable oil in a deep pan or wok to about 350 degrees.  Fry the chicken pieces and drain on a paper towel.  Set aside while you make your sauce.

Sauce:

  • 1 ½ tablespoons oil
  • 2 teaspoon ginger – minced (I used dried ginger but I think my chicken would have had more flavor with fresh)
  • 3 tablespoons garlic – minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch (mixed with 1 teaspoon water)
  • Sesame seeds for garnish (optional)

Heat oil in your pan or wok. Add garlic and ginger and stir for 30 seconds. Add salt, honey, vinegar, and water. Mix well. Combine 1 teaspoon of water with 1 teaspoon of cornstarch. Add to the sauce and Simmer for about 2 minutes.

Toss chicken in the sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds. (There’s no sesame seeds on mine because I didn’t have any, next time I will)….. Enjoy!

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