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Cel's Delicious Honey Chicken



6 person(s)

  • 1000 g chicken breast, roughly diced (not too big)
  • 500-1000 g shortening, (frying oil)

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 tomatoe sauce
  • 10 g cornflour
  • 100 g water
  • 2-3 pinches salt, (I use flaked himalayan or flaked sea salt)
  • 100-200 g sesame seeds, (to your liking) for garnishing


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

Recipe's preparation

  1. Place the oil in a deep saucepan / deep fryer getting the oil ready for frying
  2. While oil is heating, 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/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.
    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 chicj=ken pieces too much so you may have to do 5 or 5 fbatches of frying. Fry until chicken pieces are golden (between 5-10 mins depending on your oil temperature) 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. 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/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.

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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.

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  • Really great recipe

    Submitted by KKthermie on 24. July 2020 - 20:24.

    Really great recipe

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  • Hi...

    Submitted by Warialda2402 on 2. July 2020 - 14:15.

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

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  • LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe. Closest I've ever made...

    Submitted by Babynew1 on 15. June 2020 - 12:55.

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

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  • I thought I was at a Chinese restaurant!...

    Submitted by Erinbrooks00 on 6. June 2020 - 18:56.

    I thought I was at a Chinese restaurant! Delicious!

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  • This was devine!!...

    Submitted by Karaandherthermie on 10. March 2020 - 19:35.

    This was devine!!

    Next time (Yes, there will definatley be a next time!!!) I will double the sauce recipe.
    I only used about 80g sesame seed to garnish and that was plenty.
    The frying of the chicken was a bit time consuming but so worth it.
    Thank you for a great recipe

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  • It was tasty although I was disappointed as I...

    Submitted by Worstcookever on 16. February 2020 - 18:00.

    It was tasty although I was disappointed as I wanted it really battery like the chineses reastaurant although there was nowhere near the same batter effect, even though the chicken was heavily coated???? I would not use sesame oil in the sauce either, it didn't taste very nice.

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  • This was amazing! I substituted GF flours and...

    Submitted by Sassie71 on 21. October 2019 - 21:46.

    This was amazing! I substituted GF flours and baking powder to make it GF and I doubled the quantity of the sauce. I also steamed some sliced carrots and added them in when mixing the sauce into the chicken. Will defintely make it again Tongue

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  • OMG. This was delicious. Better than my local...

    Submitted by leiajane on 7. August 2019 - 18:02.

    OMG. This was delicious. Better than my local Chinese takeaway!

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