Chinese Honey Chicken

Recipe by Steve P.
READY IN: 1hr 15mins




  • MIX THE BATTER INGREDIENTS together in a medium-sized bowl; it should be thick and smooth.
  • Allow the batter to sit, covered for at least 30 minutes.
  • Combine the chicken with the batter.
  • Heat a wok or large deep skillet until it is hot and add the oil for frying.
  • When the oil is barely smoking, deep-fry the chicken for 2 minutes or until the batter is just firm.
  • You should do this in several batches.
  • Remove the chicken with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  • TO MAKE SAUCE: Heat a small saucepan; when it is hot, add the oil, ginger and garlic, and stir for 30 seconds.
  • Then add the rest of the sauce ingredients and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Keep warm.
  • Reheat the oil in the wok until it is very hot, but not smoking.
  • Deep-fry the chicken again until it is golden and crisp, about 1 minute.
  • 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.