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Preparation time
25min
Total time
1h 10min
Portion
6 person(s)
Level
easy

Ingredients

  • 1000 g chicken breast, roughly diced (not too big)
  • 500-1000 g shortening, (frying oil - only if frying in pan. Not required if using air fryer, however, **Please Note** Cooking the chicken in the air fryer can be very messy. I highly recommend, for best air fryer results, to first fry the chicken pieces until the batter is firm/no longer runny, then place into the air fryer. )

Batter for Chicken Pieces

  • 70 g plain flour
  • 25 g cornflour
  • 5 g (1/2 tsp) Baking powder
  • 100 g water
  • 20 g oil
  • 1 egg white

Honey Sesame Sauce

  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 10 g sesame oil
  • 100 g Beatworth's 'Bush Honey', (This honey isn't as sweet as most which is why I chose it for this recipe)
  • 5 g Apple Cidar Vinegar
  • 5 g tomato sauce
  • 10 g cornflour
  • 100 g water
  • 2-3 pinches salt, (I use flaked himalayan or flaked sea salt)
  • 10-20 g sesame seeds, (to your liking) for garnishing

Rice

  • 1 Recipe of Egg Fried Rice, (on the UK Cookidoo, part of the Chinese collection)

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Recipe's preparation

    IF FRYING IN PAN:
  1. Place the oil in a deep saucepan / deep fryer getting the oil ready for frying

  2. Add all batter ingredients into mixing bowl & mix 10sec/sp4. Scrape down the bowl then mix again 10sec/sp4.

  3. Add the 1000g of diced chicken breat into the mixing bowl with the batter then coat 30sec/Counter-clockwise operation"Counter-clockwise operation" /Gentle stir setting"Gentle stir setting" . Pour chicken & batter mix into a large bowl & use spatula to ensure all chicken pieces are covered.
    Place bowl next to stovetop where oil is heating up / next to deep fryer. Clean & dry mixing bowl.

  4. Prepare plate OR Thermoserver with papertowel and place close by where you will fry the chicken so you can easily transfer pieces once they are fried.

    IN FRYING PAN:

    Once oil has heated to frying temperture, drop in chicken pieces one at time. I use quiet a large saucepan & fry 15-20 pieces at time. You don't want to crowd the chicken pieces too much so you may have to do 5 or 6 batches of frying. Fry until chicken pieces are golden (between 5-10 mins depending on your oil temperature)

    IN AIR FRYER:

    Air fry in batches and do not crowd. I do mine at 180° for around 12-15 mins (this may vary depending on the size of your chicken pieces) shaking at least twice during that time - adjust cooking time to achieve your preferred golden to crispy ratio. Before removing and continuing with next batch, pull out the biggest piece and cut open to ensure is cooked through.

    THEN

    Place on paper towel in/on plate/thermoserver.
    Continue frying in batches until all the chicken is fried & transfered to plate/thermomserver. Once all pieces are fried, place lid on thermoserver - If you don't have a thermoserver, place in the oven on low heat to keep warm - while you make the honey sesame sauce.

  5. Closed lid"Closed lid" Mince garlic in the mixing bowl 3sec/sp7. Scrape down then add sesame oil & saute 2min/120degrees/sp2.
    (For TM31 users use your varoma temp at this step)

  6. Add remainder of honey sesame sauce ingredients and mix 30sec/sp3 then cook 16mins/120degrees/sp3 (varoma temp for TM31) mc off & steaming basket placed on top of the mixing bowl lid instead (of mc)

  7. To coat chicken - Counter-clockwise operation"Counter-clockwise operation" /Gentle stir setting"Gentle stir setting" & drop fried chicken pieces in through the lid then add in sesame seeds through the lid and continue mixing until all pieces are coated in the sauce.
    Transfer honey chicken back into thermoserver/onto plate - if you wish you can sprinkle more sesame seeds over the chicken - then put lid back on thermoserver or back into warm oven until ready to serve.

Tip

Once you have friend the first batch, cut open a piece to ensure chicken is cooked.

If you have a second thermomix, you can make the friend rice while you are frying the chicken.

Unless the step involves adding ingrediengt through the lid OR otherwise stated - mc is used.

Thermomix Model

  • Appliance TM 31 image
    Recipe is created for
    TM 31

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Comments

  • 31. July 2022 - 10:33

    Thermo Obsessed Lest:
    Smile thanks, will definitely try it next time I make this. I made this without the thermomix last night and it was still fantastic. An overall excellent recipe that tastes better than takeout!

  • 31. July 2022 - 10:06

    MAB77:

    Hi there tmrc_emoticons.)

    Yes! I did and thought I had updated this recipe but I must not have saved it. I will add a note after this reply tmrc_emoticons.)

    Again, needs to be done in batches and not crowded but can definitely be air fried. I did mine at 180° for around 12-15 mins (this may vary depending on the size of your chicken pieces) shaking at least twice during that time - adjust cooking time to achieve your preferred golden to crispy ratio. Before removing and continuing with next batch, pull out the biggest piece and cut open to ensure is cooked through.

    Be inspired, cook with love and watch the magic happen ☺

  • 30. July 2022 - 15:50

    Thermo Obsessed Lest:
    Did you ever get a chance to trial it in the airfryer?

    I am away currently without my TMX and attempting this on the stove top. Have an air fryer here so interested to hear how it went.

  • 6. September 2021 - 19:32
    3.0

    I thought I'd cooked this recipe before and loved it. Made this tonight and the chicken was nice and crispy but the sauce was like glue ☹️. I added a little water to thin it and had to keep checking to make sure the honey was being incorporated properly. Sauce was almost tasteless. Very disappointed.

  • 8. June 2021 - 11:17

    Warialda2402:

    Hi there - sorry I have only just seen this question.

    I am sure it would work fine as oven baked or air fried though I have never tried either however, within the next month I will trial both and update recipe notes. I am thinking though that air frying will most likely be the quickest of the two with the best results... We shall see 😉☺️

    Be inspired, cook with love and watch the magic happen ☺

  • 13. October 2020 - 21:18
    5.0

    Yummo! I cheated and did chicken nuggets in my air fryer and skipped to step 5. I used 100g sesame seeds but I'd probably go 80-90g next time. It was delicious and I'll definitely cook this again.

  • 4. October 2020 - 20:03

    I cheated and bought pre-made chicken nuggets and skipped to the sauce but for an easy night.




    My goodness sooooo delish

  • 24. July 2020 - 20:24
    5.0

    Really great recipe

  • 2. July 2020 - 14:15

    Hi
    can I oven bake or air fry this recipe. If so how long and what temp

  • 15. June 2020 - 12:55
    5.0

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe. Closest I've ever made to Chinese Takeaway. Next time I will double the sauce.

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