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Honey Chicken

Honey Chicken

How to make your own Chinese take out: Honey Chicken!

Course Main
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Author Manuela Zangara



  • 500 gms – 1 lb chicken tenderloins cut into small bite-size cubes


  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce


  • ¾ cup water
  • 115 gms – 4 oz. all-purpose flour
  • 55 gms – 2 oz. corn starch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoon vegetable oil plus more for deep frying
  • 1 pinch of salt

Honey sauce

  • Mild honey 2 parts
  • Water 1 part
  • 1 pinch salt and
  • ¼ to ½ tsp cornstarch depending on the thickness of the honey
  • Sesame seeds


  1. Put the chicken in a bowl and mix it with the soy sauce and salt. Keep it in the fridge to marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Mix the ingredients for the batter together until smooth and dip the chicken pieces into it.
  3. Deep fry them in hot vegetable oil until golden brown and cooked through. You will need to regulate the oil temperature so that the chicken cooks through without burning: do not put the fire too high. Transfer them onto a plate lined with paper towels to drain the excess oil. Keep warm.
  4. Mix the honey and water together in a saucepan. Add the cornstarch and salt, mix well and heat on the fire until the sauce thickens.
  5. Dip each chicken piece in the sauce, decorate with some sesame seeds and serve hot with some plain steamed long grain rice or fried rice and some extra honey sauce on the top.