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Chinese Honey Chicken


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Ingredients

8 portion(s)

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

Cornflour coating

  • 1 --- cornflour (starch), Enough to coat chicken

Chicken

  • 1000 grams Skinless chicken breast fillets, Cubed
  • 6
    1h 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! Loved by all....

    Submitted by Hedger on 18. August 2019 - 20:59.

    Yum! Loved by all.
    Could have halved the recipe and still would have been plenty

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  • Yum! Loved by all....

    Submitted by Hedger on 18. August 2019 - 20:57.

    Yum! Loved by all.
    Could have halved the recipe and still would have been plenty

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  • Quite fiddly at the end but well worth it....

    Submitted by Mimabear on 4. August 2019 - 18:49.

    Quite fiddly at the end but well worth it. Amazing, loved by the family! Thanks for sharing

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  • Fiddly but so amazing. Restaurant quality with the...

    Submitted by Mimabear on 4. August 2019 - 18:47.

    Fiddly but so amazing. Restaurant quality with the MSG. One of my fav recipes, THANKS tmrc_emoticons.)!

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  • I have been making this alot, along with fried...

    Submitted by shazsec on 26. July 2019 - 13:17.

    I have been making this alot, along with fried rice and sweet and sour pork. Normally make a heap of extras to keep in freezer for lunches.

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  • Oh Lordy! This was delicious! I made it while my...

    Submitted by nicolesouthee on 21. July 2019 - 08:31.

    Oh Lordy! This was delicious! I made it while my in-laws were visiting and it had rave reviews. I’d made enough for lunch the next day but it was all gone!

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  • Oh Lordy! This was delicious! I made it while my...

    Submitted by nicolesouthee on 21. July 2019 - 08:29.

    Oh Lordy! This was delicious! I made it while my in-laws were visiting and it had rave reviews. I’d made enough for lunch the next day but it was all gone!

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  • Thanks for sharing the nice recipe. I liked it. I...

    Submitted by sophiemartin on 3. July 2019 - 01:15.

    Thanks for sharing the nice recipe. I liked it. I am sure my rr email login staff is also going to like it. Keep up the good work. Thank you!

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  • Sooooo good better than the local Chinese shop

    Submitted by Colsie B on 16. December 2018 - 12:07.

    Sooooo good better than the local Chinese shop

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  • So impressed with this recipe. My fussy 9 year old...

    Submitted by efarr2018 on 2. December 2018 - 18:21.

    So impressed with this recipe. My fussy 9 year old ate it. Tip re ziplock bag saved a bit of time also. Thank you

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  • Thank you! Very tasty.

    Submitted by RhodoliteGarnet on 1. December 2018 - 01:07.

    Thank you! Very tasty.

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  • So close to the real thing we don't need to go to...

    Submitted by Claire&co. on 9. September 2018 - 16:00.

    So close to the real thing we don't need to go to the restaurant...Yummy thankyou for the recipe.

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  • One of the most popluar dishes in my household...

    Submitted by emma863 on 12. August 2018 - 17:58.

    One of the most popluar dishes in my household thank you.

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  • Thanks for sharing! Is delicous! we use thigh...

    Submitted by lizla on 9. July 2018 - 12:26.

    Thanks for sharing! Is delicous! we use thigh fillets and find it even better than breast and 1000 x better than our local!

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  • The best hands down!

    Submitted by adventuresofthermieandlouise on 24. June 2018 - 19:27.

    The best hands down!

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  • A hit in our household! Thanks for sharing. X

    Submitted by jhouston1002 on 19. May 2018 - 15:51.

    A hit in our household! Thanks for sharing. X

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  • One of the best recipes i've ever tasted!

    Submitted by Kristie_1986 on 3. April 2018 - 10:53.

    One of the best recipes i've ever tasted!

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  • So good!! My kids loved it they came back for 2nds...

    Submitted by Yannon on 7. March 2018 - 20:25.

    So good!! My kids loved it they came back for 2nds lucky it made so much, more than enough for 3 kids and 4 adults. Will def make again thank you

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  • Delicious, can't wait to do this one again

    Submitted by michaelclaerk on 3. March 2018 - 01:37.

    Delicious, can't wait to do this one again Cooking 1

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  • I made this last night...and it was absolutely...

    Submitted by Cazbaker on 20. February 2018 - 09:35.

    I made this last night...and it was absolutely delicious! Although I found that the batter only covered about 500g worth of chicken (which was plenty!)
    Looking forward to cooking this for friends!

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  • This looks great do you have a good egg/fried rice...

    Submitted by Julz Pollock on 18. February 2018 - 20:31.

    This looks greattmrc_emoticons.) do you have a good egg/fried rice recipe haven’t found goody yet!!!

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  • This had the family going back for more, not only...

    Submitted by Jessica87 on 18. February 2018 - 17:21.

    This had the family going back for more, not only was it easy to make ( I just needed to add more water to the batter) this is a huge money saver. We spend so much money on Chinese food and only get a quarter of the portion size!

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  • OMG - I had to stop “testing” as the pieces...

    Submitted by JayDee_DeeJay on 13. February 2018 - 19:42.

    OMG - I had to stop “testing” as the pieces came out of the oil ! Had a surprise guest for dinner & I was nervous because this was my first attempt.... didn’t need to worry, loved by all and not too sweet ☺️ Thank you for this “ family favourite”

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  • Really delicious! Used less honey the 2nd time, as...

    Submitted by ayachan771 on 12. February 2018 - 21:47.

    Really delicious! Used less honey the 2nd time, as it was a little strong for my daughter. Just like Chinese honey chicken. Thanks.

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  • Delicious. Had with the non fried rice fried rice...

    Submitted by MandigaFarm on 15. January 2018 - 13:48.

    Delicious. Had with the non fried rice fried rice and was better than take out. Even my 3 year old loved it. I only did 1 large chicken breast and fed three for dinner with leftovers.

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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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    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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  • sorry I amended the recipe a little while ago and...

    Submitted by MrsQ on 20. April 2017 - 00:03.

    sorry, I amended the recipe a little while ago and must've forgot to add the corn flour back on the ingredients list. It's just enough to coat the chicken prior to battering, about 1 cup. I'll add it back to the list. Thanks for pointing it out.

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  • Nelly01 sorry I amended the recipe a little while...

    Submitted by MrsQ on 20. April 2017 - 00:03.

    Nelly01: sorry, I amended the recipe a little while ago and must've forgot to add the corn flour tack on the ingredients list. It's just enough to coat the chicken prior to battering, about 1 cup. I'll add it back to the list. Thanks for pointing it out.

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  • Nelly01 sorry I amended the recipe a little while...

    Submitted by MrsQ on 20. April 2017 - 00:03.

    Nelly01: sorry, I amended the recipe a little while ago and must've forgot to add the corn flour tack on the ingredients list. It's just enough to coat the chicken prior to battering, about 1 cup. I'll add it back to the list. Thanks for pointing it out.

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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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