Chinese honey chicken

A firm household favourite that's stood the test of time.

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 8 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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With a crunchy exterior, tender chicken and a sweet honey glaze , it's no wonder this Chinese dish has been a firm household favourite that's stood the test of time.


Chinese honey chicken
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 tablespoon chinese five spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/4 cup soda water, chilled
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • oil, for deep frying (we used Azalea Grapeseed Oil
  • 500 gram chicken breast, trimmed, sliced
  • 1/4 cup cornflour
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 iceberg lettuce, cut into wedges
  • lime cheeks, to serve


Chinese honey chicken
  • 1
    In a large bowl, combine self-raising flour, spice and pepper. Make a well in the centre and whisk in soda water and egg until smooth.
  • 2
    Heat oil in a wok on medium high, until a drop of batter sizzles as soon as it's added.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, dust chicken pieces in cornflour, shaking off excess. Working in 2 batches, dip chicken in batter, wipe excess off and gently lower into hot oil. Deep-fry, turning with a slotted spoon, for 2-3 minutes, until crisp and cooked through. Drain on paper towel.
  • 4
    In a small saucepan, combine honey and peanut oil. Stir on medium heat for 1 minute, until runny. Pour honey mixture over hot chicken, tossing to coat well. Serve with iceberg wedges and lime cheeks.

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