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Chinese Honey Chicken


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Ingredients

8 portion(s)

Chicken

  • 1kg Breast fillets, Cubed

Oil for frying

Honey Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 cup honey
  • sesame seeds, For garnishing

Batter

  • 250 grams water
  • 150 grams Self Raising Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • to taste pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 6
    15min
    Preparation 15min
    Baking/Cooking
  • 7
    medium
    Preparation
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Recipe's preparation

  1. This is time consuming and makes a lot, if you don't need so much halve the recipe.!!

     

    If you can plan ahead, I recommend chopping up the chicken and preparing the batter early to reduce the amount of time needed.  I also make my fried rice a day before, not only for better flavour, but it can be hectic making fried rice and the honey chicken If you don't allocate enough prep time.

     

    1) Cut the chicken breast into small chunks, not too large as the batter will burn before the chicken is cooked through.

     

    2) Add the water and egg to the jug and mix 10 sec speed 5 to combine. Add the SR flour, salt and pepper to the jug. Mix 30 sec speed 5 to combine to a smooth batter. Pour batter into a large bowl. Set aside.

    Add oil to a large pan, deep enough to shallow fry the chicken, or alternatively if you have a deep fryer, heat that up to 180'C.

     

    While oil is heating:

     

    3) Coat chicken in the corn flour. Once all the chicken is coated in the cornflour, then dip into the batter and immediately place into the hot oil. Place a few pieces in at a time.

    Dont over crowd the pan as this will reduce the temperature of the oil too much, esp if you are shallow frying in a pan.

    Turn chicken until the batter is golden and evenly cooked. Test a piece of chicken to ensure it is cooked thoroughly. Remove and place onto paper towel to drain excess oil. Continue frying chicken.

    (You can place the chicken on a tray on LOW in the oven to keep warm whilst cooking the remaining chicken)

     

    4) Once you have fried all the chicken, have it ready next to you to place into the honey sauce as you need to work quickly not to burn the honey.

    Place the oil and honey in a large pan on a medium heat to gently simmer, stir gently, once the honey starts to bubble, throw all the chicken in the fry pan and gently toss to coat in the honey sauce. Be careful not to be too rough so the batter doesnt fall off.

     

    5) Once the chicken is evenly coated, sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve immediately. Enjoy.!!

     

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Tip

If you don't need approx 8 portions halve the recipe.

The best oil to use for the honey sauce is peanut oil, rice bran oil or a vegetable oil. Dont use olive oil as it has a stronger flavour so will affect the taste.

Vegetable oils can be used for frying. For best results to avoid oily chicken, ensure the oil is very hot. If oil isn't hot enough, it won't seal the batter when it enters the oil, it will slowly bubble resulting in oil being absorbed. This will make a soggy batter and oily chicken.

Rice malt syrup can be substituted for the honey. Depending what honey you use, will vary sweetness. I prefer darker honey as it isn't sickly sweet like the lighter ones.

Gluten free version- use gluten free SR flour and gluten free corn flour.

If you dont have a deep fryer you want the oil atleast an inch deep in your fry pan to ensure there's enough oil to cook the batter so it will be light and crispy.

To avoid excess dishes place cornflour and batter in ziplock bags.!!



This recipe was inspired by AWW honey prawns


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  • yum yum yum! we loved it and its better then take...

    Submitted by amandaell76 on 19. November 2017 - 17:07.

    yum yum yum! we loved it and its better then take away the batter isn't as thick or sickly only made half the amount and it all was eaten! Next time I will just have batter made early in the day, and chicken chopped to make the process easier later, sweet and sour pork and fried rice all from our recipe community!

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  • I really enjoyed this. I felt like Chinese take...

    Submitted by Mlromanin on 14. November 2017 - 23:55.

    I really enjoyed this. I felt like Chinese take away tonight but this week was a take out free week. I forgot to season the chicken, which would of made it perfect.

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  • Chinese Honey Chicken ...

    Submitted by emstevedono on 9. November 2017 - 19:52.

    Chinese Honey Chicken
    SO GOOD!! Did take awhile to complete but worth it tmrc_emoticons.-) i'd be interested in trying to adapt this to a lemon honey chicken too tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Loved by the whole family!

    Submitted by amberino211 on 22. October 2017 - 22:04.

    Loved by the whole family!

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  • Honey chicken Ahhh DELICIOUS. Better than the...

    Submitted by KBthermo on 25. September 2017 - 18:20.

    Honey chickenHoney chicken
    Ahhh DELICIOUS. Better than the chinese take away without all the MSG. it does take a while but was worth it!!!! Thanks for sharing your recipe

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  • So much better then Chinese takeaway! Didn't find...

    Submitted by Jordan.adele on 14. September 2017 - 18:56.

    So much better then Chinese takeaway! Didn't find it difficult or overly time consuming, just messy but that's easily cleaned up!

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  • We had this with a rice dish. Yum, a hit with my...

    Submitted by zellymaree on 31. August 2017 - 11:43.

    We had this with a rice dish. Yum, a hit with my family.

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  • Very YUM! I did find deep frying in batches is...

    Submitted by dutchy3838 on 20. August 2017 - 17:46.

    Very YUM! I did find deep frying in batches is time consuming, but the out come was worth it!
    I did put mine on a tray then poured the honey glaze over the top, then put the seseame seeds over the top the heated in the oven until a little more colour. Approx 10 minutes at 210 Fan forced.

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  • Husband told me this is the best thing I have ever...

    Submitted by Cassie the Consultant on 11. August 2017 - 08:11.

    Husband told me this is the best thing I have ever cooked (& requested it be on our menu weekly)!

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  • My 10 year old son made these last night! They...

    Submitted by Litsa on 6. August 2017 - 22:02.

    My 10 year old son made these last night! They were perfect and as said before, better than take away ones...the whole family enjoyed them.

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  • Can someone please tell me if they are getting the...

    Submitted by Augusta on 1. August 2017 - 11:27.

    Can someone please tell me if they are getting the message come up on their screen "we are experiencing some difficulties/issues, please try again later" when they go to look at the comments ,made with regard to a recipe. This is happening to quite a few of the recipes. Was wondering if it was only happening to me. Thanks

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  • Made this last night and it was absolutely...

    Submitted by mchel87 on 1. August 2017 - 08:38.

    Made this last night and it was absolutely delicious! Definitely need the 1 cup of cornflour (so read all the comments) and i would recommend seasoning the chicken prior to flouring quite well with salt as that was the only thing missing tmrc_emoticons.) yum!!

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  • Wonderful recipe, and nicer than many Chinese...

    Submitted by Tanya_M on 16. July 2017 - 18:37.

    Wonderful recipe, and nicer than many Chinese takeaways I've had before. Definitely worth the effort.

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  • Loved it! Takes a bit of time to cook but worth...

    Submitted by Hon123 on 4. July 2017 - 12:47.

    Loved it! Takes a bit of time to cook but worth the effort.

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  • agree with the fairly fiddly but the end result...

    Submitted by NettyL on 24. June 2017 - 15:33.

    agree with the fairly fiddly but the end result was scrumptious!

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  • Fairly fiddly but definitely worth the effort It...

    Submitted by nikgerp on 11. June 2017 - 08:59.

    Fairly fiddly, but definitely worth the effort!!! It was delicious! The honey does burn quickly, as stated, so be prepared to work REALLY quickly! Really really good. Even delicious without the honey!

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  • Delicious Just as good if not better than from a...

    Submitted by SamanthaJ87 on 3. May 2017 - 10:08.

    Delicious!! Just as good, if not better than from a takeaway restaurant!! 😋

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  • This was a big hit with the family carnt wait to...

    Submitted by petsabound on 1. May 2017 - 10:18.

    This was a big hit with the family, carn't wait to make it again.

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  • Sorry I amended the recipe a little while ago I...

    Submitted by MrsQ on 20. April 2017 - 00:07.

    Sorry, I amended the recipe a little while ago I didn't realise I'd removed the cornflour. It's just 1 cup, enough to coat the chicken prior to battering it. I just tried to add the cornflour to the ingredients list but the RC won't let me edit my recipe.

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  • Being coeliac have not had honey chicken in years...

    Submitted by Ssmckeeler on 2. April 2017 - 13:51.

    Being coeliac have not had honey chicken in years but this was sooooooo nice. Will definitely be cooking again!!!!

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  • We loved it tasted better than the shop bought...

    Submitted by Lianamec76 on 21. March 2017 - 20:06.

    We loved it.. tasted better than the shop bought version and better for the kids. Definately cooking this again!Cooking 1

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  • stinimende wrote:...

    Submitted by Nelly01 on 17. March 2017 - 07:24.

    stinimende wrote:
    In the method, you mention coating chicken in the cornflour, but I couldn't see cornflour on the ingredients list.

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  • In the method, you mention coating chicken in the...

    Submitted by stinimende on 11. March 2017 - 21:45.

    In the method, you mention coating chicken in the cornflour, but I couldn't see cornflour on the ingredients list.

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  • Ahhyummmmazzinngggg - massive hit in my house

    Submitted by BenzMumma on 10. March 2017 - 11:05.

    Ahhyummmmazzinngggg - massive hit in my house

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  • I halved the recipe and still had enough for 4...

    Submitted by minniebrad on 5. March 2017 - 20:38.

    I halved the recipe and still had enough for 4 adult serves with fried rice. It was really yummy and it is much lighter and less greasy than takeaway stuff that seems to be all batter and little chicken.

    It didn't take very long at all from start to finish for me. I think as long as you have everything out and ready it's quite easy. Thanks for a great recipe! For some reason the RC wouldn't let me rate it five stars - would if I could!

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  • This was great! I was nervous as I've never deep...

    Submitted by cyclone_sal on 5. March 2017 - 16:21.

    This was great! I was nervous as I've never deep fried anything before, but it turned out really well and the whole family loved it! A fantastic replacement for my favourite honey chicken from the local chinese restaurant which closed down.

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  • We loved it, even the 5 year old who til now...

    Submitted by Tanya.ibrahim on 4. March 2017 - 19:54.

    We loved it, even the 5 year old who til now refused to even try honey chicken gobbled it all up!

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  • Chloelpatterson2902 wrote:...

    Submitted by MrsQ on 9. February 2017 - 18:33.

    Chloelpatterson2902 wrote:
    Not sure why so many people are complaining about this recipe being time consuming, I found it quite easy and quick if you're organised! The flavours were amazing!! I shallow fried and they turned out perfect, thanks for sharing!


    thanks! I'm an experienced, super organised cook too so don't find it such a big deal to prepare.! We recently went on holiday and went to a Chinese restaurant, we paid $19.90 for a plate of honey chicken and I kid you not there would have been lucky if it was about 10 little bits of chicken. I was shocked, I expected a plate piled up high for $20 and realised why my recipe was so popular.!! Lol

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  • Not sure why so many people are complaining about...

    Submitted by Chloelpatterson2902 on 3. February 2017 - 13:30.

    Not sure why so many people are complaining about this recipe being time consuming, I found it quite easy and quick if you're organised! The flavours were amazing!! I shallow fried and they turned out perfect, thanks for sharing!

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  • Great recipe! Tastes even better than the local...

    Submitted by Nettle90 on 29. January 2017 - 15:35.

    Great recipe! Tastes even better than the local Chinese restuarant, thanks for sharing!

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  • Delicious!

    Submitted by Taelia20 on 11. January 2017 - 20:26.

    Delicious!

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  • Tasted good but unless you have a deep fryer the...

    Submitted by eb122 on 8. January 2017 - 20:25.

    Tasted good but unless you have a deep fryer the time it took from start to finish was more like 2 hours. No way we will ever be making it again. I'd rather just go and get it from a Chinese takeaway. Time consuming is a HUGE understatement.

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  • Really good! Taste the same as the local Chinese...

    Submitted by Nerri_87 on 4. January 2017 - 22:18.

    Really good! Taste the same as the local Chinese shop.

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  • Yummo we make this all the time instead of...

    Submitted by emg85 on 28. December 2016 - 14:53.

    Yummo we make this all the time instead of purchasing from the chinese takeaway place

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  • My family loved this ! Made more than we needed ,...

    Submitted by Candy0108 on 14. December 2016 - 00:46.

    My family loved this ! Made more than we needed , should have listened . I suggest for 3 people - make half the batch . Delicious and authentic tasting !

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  • Fiddly, but great, thank you. The kids and hubby...

    Submitted by mrsm_jones on 13. December 2016 - 09:57.

    Fiddly, but great, thank you. The kids and hubby loved it, so worth the oil splashes LOL.

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  • Winner in our house with

    Submitted by AoifesBigThermieAdventure on 12. November 2016 - 23:16.

    Winner in our house with fussy 7 yr old and everyone else. 

     

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  • Others who have made it gf

    Submitted by MrsQ on 3. November 2016 - 15:26.

    Others who have made it gf have just used the same measurements with gf SR flour and it's worked. not sure what flour you have but if it absorbs more liquid you could just add in a little more water for a thinner consistency for battering. I use gf cornflour and use the same amount as it's just coating chicken. 

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  • Thank you so much for this

    Submitted by Emma Mastoi on 1. November 2016 - 15:00.

    Thank you so much for this recipe. It is absolutely amazing. Followed recipe exactly and it worked out amazingly. Better than Chinese takeaway. Definitely a keeper.

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  • Wanting to give this recipe

    Submitted by Kcgo on 1. November 2016 - 13:22.

    Wanting to give this recipe ago but will need to make it GF. How much GF flour and corn flour would you recommend?

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  • Awesome recipe, you're on a

    Submitted by gingerchef_jess on 1. November 2016 - 01:25.

    Awesome recipe, you're on a winner with this one tmrc_emoticons.)

    Jess

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  • Delicious, my fussy 6 year

    Submitted by chrisasloan on 31. October 2016 - 13:03.

    Delicious, my fussy 6 year old declares it is the best chicken ever! And doesn't want it take away anymore

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  • Pretty yum and easy to make.

    Submitted by jp15 on 11. October 2016 - 21:34.

    Pretty yum and easy to make. It makes quite a lot too. Thanks. 

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  • I've just edited the recipe

    Submitted by MrsQ on 9. October 2016 - 20:05.

    I've just edited the recipe amounts in the ingredients list, this should be the right consistency now.! 

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  • Apologies I've recently

    Submitted by MrsQ on 9. October 2016 - 19:58.

    Apologies I've recently edited the recipe and put the water and flour in grams in the ingredients list and made an error. I've just reweighed my original recipe amounts and It should be 150g flour and 250g water. 

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  • Had this for dinner tonight!

    Submitted by fheffern on 9. October 2016 - 02:01.

    Had this for dinner tonight! It was AMAZING!

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  • It was excellent however, you

    Submitted by arentyoucute on 8. October 2016 - 18:45.

    It was excellent however, you will need to add water to the batter to get it right.  Also, use sparking water for a little lighter consistency.  It was messy and fun and the pickiest child on the planet said it was better then takeaway.

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  • Little messy but great

    Submitted by FHillman on 8. October 2016 - 16:38.

    Little messy but great alternative to take away!

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  • Had to add more water for

    Submitted by Leanne1974 on 4. October 2016 - 17:46.

    Had to add more water for batter....but was yum! Just like take away, but better. A lot of the time there is a lot of batter, and little chicken In the restaurants.  Time consuming though.

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  • I made half a batch. I had to

    Submitted by Sar387 on 4. October 2016 - 16:24.

    I made half a batch. I had to play around to get the batter to the right consistency. Will be making it again.

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