Crispy Honey Chicken

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This Crispy Honey Chicken is an easy and delicious version of your favorite Chinese takeout. The homemade version is just as awesome for an easy weeknight dinner.

  • Author: Renee Rendall
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Chinese


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For the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated with a zester
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

For the chicken:

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose or plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish
  • Sliced scallions, for garnish, optional


For the sauce:

  1. In a mixing bowlwhisk together all the ingredients for your sauce until combined. Set aside.

For the chicken:

  1. Once your chicken is chopped, sprinkle it with a bit of salt and set aside while you make your dredging assembly line.
  2. Beat your egg into a shallow bowl or dish. In another shallow bowl or dish, add the corn starch, flour, salt, pepper, garlic granules, and cayenne pepper. Stir with a fork to combine.
  3. Add enough oil to a skillet to cover the pan, then heat the oil over medium heat.
  4. In batches, coat your chicken pieces in egg, letting the excess drip away. Then toss them in the flour mixture to coat. Then add them to the hot oil. Continue this process until all the chicken is coated and cooking.
  5. You'll need to keep an eye on the first pieces of chicken as you add more. Turn them occasionally to get them browned and crispy on all sides. When the pieces are chicken are cooked through, remove them to a paper-towel lined plate.
  6. Pour out any excess oil from your skillet and return it to the heat. Pour the sauce into the pan and bring it to a boil. Let it bubble away for a few minutes until it thickens. Then add the chicken pieces back in and toss to coat. Turn the heat off, and sprinkle over your sesame seeds before serving.
  7. Serve hot with rice. To add a pop of green freshness, scatter over some chopped scallion.


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