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HONEY CHICKEN (TAKE AWAY STYLE)

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Ingredients
  

  • 500 grams chicken breasts – diced
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • vegetable oil for frying enough to fill the bottom of the pan to shallow fry
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds

Batter

  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup plain flour, sifted
  • 1/4 cup cornflour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup ice cold water
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Honey Sauce

  • 1/2 cup cup pure honey
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp corn flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions
 

Chicken

  • Heat oil on a medium heat in a frypan. You will want the oil to be around 3 cm deep to fry the chicken. You don’t have to deep fry the chicken, a shallow fry will be just fine.
  • Mix all batter ingredients together and whisk until combined.
  • Add the diced chicken to the batter and mix.
  • Once the oil is heated, drop pieces of chicken into the oil with a tablespoon. Be careful not to overcrowd the pan. Move the chicken around in the oil to make sure it’s cooked evenly. Cook the chicken until lightly brown (this should take around 5-10 minutes, depending on how thick your chicken is).
  • Remove chicken and drain on paper towel.
  • Place chicken in a large bowl and set aside.

Honey Sauce

  • Mix all sauce ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Heat a saucepan on a medium heat.
  • Add the oil and garlic to the frypan and fry off for 1 minute
  • Add sauce mix and bring to a simmer (around 3 – 5 minutes).
  • The sauce should be thick and a honey-like constancy.
  • Remove sauce from heat and pour over the chicken in the bowl.
  • Mix chicken to coat with honey sauce.
  • Add sesame seeds to chicken and mix.
  • Serve this honey chicken with rice and chopped shallots to garnish.

Notes

TIPS
  • You don’t have to deep fry the chicken. A shallow fry works perfectly fine. Just make sure you turn the chicken so that it evenly cooks and browns.
  • Make sure you use ice water for the batter. You can keep pieces of ice in the water and make sure it’s mixed well and melted in the batter before adding the chicken. Having a super cold batter will make for a crunchy and thick coating on the chicken.
  • Serve the honey chicken with either fried or plain rice. 
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