Simple Honey Chilli Chicken Recipe

Updated on February 27, 2018
JoannaEastlake profile image

Joanna is a student that is always experimenting with new hair colours.

The Ultimate Chinese Dish

As arguably one of the most popular Chinese dishes, Honey Chilli Chicken remains a staple dish on any takeaway or restaurant menu.This recipe is a simple guide to re-creating your favourite takeaway dish in the comfort of your own home, without the costly delivery charges.

This dish has been a favourite of mine for many years, I wouldn't dream of visiting a Chinese restaurant and ordering anything else. However, visiting restaurants, or ordering theses dishes from the local Chinese can become expensive (especially if you visit as frequently as me). So through many trials of different batters and flavour blends I have created an easy to follow recipe, at half the cost.

Hope you enjoy!

Honey Chilli Chicken
Honey Chilli Chicken

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: Serves 3-4 people

Ingredients

  • 4 Chicken Breasts, Diced
  • Oil to fry
  • 2 Large Eggs, Whisked
  • Cornflour
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 4 Spring onions, Diced
  • 2 Bell Peppers (any colour), Diced
  • 1 White onion, Diced
  • 1 Red Chilli, Diced
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, Diced
  • 4 tblsp Dark Soy sauce
  • 4 tblsp Honey
  • 2-4 tspn Chinese 5 Spice

Chinese 5 Spice

Chinese 5 spice can be found in most supermarkets. If you are unable to find the spice mixture, you may use your own mixture of ground star anise, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and fennel seeds.

The Chicken

  1. Dice or slice chicken breasts into strips, depending on preference.
  2. Crack eggs into a bowl and whisk.
  3. Add Cornflour to a separate bowl, and season with salt and pepper. The recipe normally takes around half a bag of flour, but may vary slightly according to size of chicken breasts.
  4. Taking your pieces of chicken, coat them firstly in the egg, and then in the flour, ensuring an even coating.
  5. Add oil to your pan, a wok or deep frying pan is best for shallow frying. You may fry your chicken in any oil of your preference, although I have found using a mixture of rapeseed and sesame oil has the best flavour. Heat oil until hot and bubbling.
  6. Place the chicken the in pan, the chicken should sizzle on impact meaning the oil is hot enough.Cook chicken until golden brown, making sure to turn regularly for an even crispy coating.

Cooked crispy chicken
Cooked crispy chicken

The Sauce

  1. Finely dice the garlic and all vegetables.
  2. Add a small amount of oil to the pan, and fry vegetables.
  3. To the vegetables, add approximately 4 tablespoons of soy sauce (more can be added later if needed).
  4. Add the 5 spice to the pan (I use around 4 teaspoons, although this depends on heat tolerance).
  5. Once the vegetables are nicely browned, you can add the honey. Simmer the mixture for about 5 minutes stirring continuously until sticky.
  6. At this point you can add more honey or soy if you feel it's needed, although the sauce is more of a coating.

Served alongside rice & chips
Served alongside rice & chips

To Serve

  1. Add the rested chicken to the pan, coating thoroughly in the sticky sauce until hot.
  2. Serve the Honey Chicken with egg fried rice, or a side of your choice (chips or stir fry vegetables are popular options).

Salt and Pepper Chicken

This recipe can be adapted to make salt and pepper/salt and chilli chicken. Simply replace the honey with 2 tbsp of sugar and add a little more soy. Alternatively, swap the chicken for chips and enjoy as a side dish.

Rate This Recipe!

3.5 stars from 12 ratings of Honey Chilli Chicken

Questions & Answers

    Comments

      0 of 8192 characters used
      Post Comment

      No comments yet.

      working

      This website uses cookies

      As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, delishably.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

      For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://delishably.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

      Show Details
      Necessary
      HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
      LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
      Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
      AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
      Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
      CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
      Features
      Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
      Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
      Marketing
      Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
      Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
      Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
      Statistics
      Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
      ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)