Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 30 mins

Crisp fried chicken strips in a sweet sauce. Despite the name there is no honey in this recipe. I have not yet tried it, it is for an ISO request on the recipe board. Note: When the recipe was first posted, there were an additional 2 Tablespoons of salt listed in the batter. This was a typo and never should have been there. Several reviewers alerted me to the error, and the extra salt listing has been removed.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. MIX THE BATTER INGREDIENTS together in a medium-sized bowl; it should be thick and smooth.
  2. Allow the batter to sit, covered for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Combine the chicken with the batter.
  4. Heat a wok or large deep skillet until it is hot and add the oil for frying.
  5. When the oil is barely smoking, deep-fry the chicken for 2 minutes or until the batter is just firm.
  6. You should do this in several batches.
  7. Remove the chicken with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  8. TO MAKE SAUCE: Heat a small saucepan; when it is hot, add the oil, ginger and garlic, and stir for 30 seconds.
  9. Then add the rest of the sauce ingredients and simmer for 2 minutes.
  10. Keep warm.
  11. Reheat the oil in the wok until it is very hot, but not smoking.
  12. Deep-fry the chicken again until it is golden and crisp, about 1 minute.
  13. Remove and drain, place on a warm platter, drizzle with the sauce (and sprinkle with the optional toasted sesame seeds if desired) and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Very tasty. I was thinking that a little soy sauce and/or chili sauce would help it out a lot, though. Next time I'll try it out that way.

ManglinYourRecipes September 20, 2009

THE SAUCE IS EXCELLENT, so double it! I made my own batter, but copied the sauce recipe exactly (except doubled) and it was the perfect amount to feed two hungry people. Next time I think I will use half sugar and half honey to make it even more "honey-ish"

Lchaim7 March 19, 2009

This was very tasty. I used honey instead of sugar at the request of my roommate, and it turned out nicely. Thanks a lot!

Kyene June 12, 2008