Crispy honey chicken

hey, I am still on flightless ,bag less, trip around Asia.  If you are new here and share the same passion for Asian cuisine as I do , you may want to check some of my previous posts, I have covered,eggs, salads, appetizers, soups, and what not . If you have been here for a while ,I am glad you are back.

This recipe serves 3-4


  • 2 boneless chicken breasts ( 300 gm) – kept on the freezer to become firm.


  • 2 egg whites ( discard yolk)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 6 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp salt\
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ajinomoto

Coating sauce

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 2-3 dry red chilies -cut diagonally into 1 piece
  • 2 spring onions – thickly sliced diagonally
  • 2-3 tbsp honey

Mix together

  • 4 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp chili oil
  • 1/4  tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ajinomoto ( optional )
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1/4 salt

How to prepare

  1. Cut the chicken breasts into very thin slices .
  2. Mix all ingredients of the batter well till no lumps are visible
  3. Add the chicken.
  4. Deep fry in 2 batches till light golden and crispy.
  5. When adding chicken to oil for frying , keep them spaced out and let each batch be in oil on low medium heat for about 4 minutes.  Do not over fry to make the coating brown or too crispy  as this  will turn the chicken hard and chewy.  Keep aside.
  6. Add 3 tbsp in a pan .  Put red chilies and the whites of spring onion .  Stir 4-5 times. Reduce heat.
  7. Mix tomato ketchup,chili oil ,salt, pepper ,ajinomoto and cornflour together in a bowl. Add to the onions.  Mix well.
  8. Add chicken.  Add honey , mix!
  9. Add about 1/.2 cup of greens of spring onions.

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