I especially enjoy chicken with some spice and sweetness. Plain old chicken with salt and pepper is just too boring form me. Then, I got thinking about a chicken dish with an element of sweetness and a tad of spice. Often not just a tad but a lot of spice. Yes, a sweet and sour chicken.
After thinking all this, it came to mind that a chicken dish with some honey and chili sauce might fit the bill. Thus, my honey spicy chicken dish was created. I have to say, it has to be one of the nicest dishes I have ever put together. Believe me guys, it is a must try.
Honey Spicy Chicken Chicken in 30 Minutes
Our honey spicy chicken is such a simple recipe. But don't let that fool you because it's loaded with flavours that will make your palate dance. Imagine this, boneless, skinless chicken breasts coated in honey, chilli sauce and spices. What more could you ask for.
To Make the Chicken
For the Sauce
To Fry the Chicken
Cut the chicken into strips. Season with salt and pepper. Add in the egg and corn starch. Toss until well coated.
Pour about 1 1/2 inches of oil into a pan and heat to about 360 degrees F or 180 C. Place the chicken in and fry, in batches, until golden brown and cooked through. This will take about 6 minutes. Set aside on a wire rack.
To Prepare the Sauce
Add some oil to a pan over medium high heat. Place the garlic in. Stir and saute until fragrant. This will take about 2 minutes. Put the chilli in and stir and fry until heated through. Add in the honey and water. Stir and fry once again and bring to a boil.
Put the chicken back in and stir until well coated.
Plate, garnish with sesame seeds and onions. Enjoy your honey spicy chicken.
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 355
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 15g24%
- Saturated Fat 1.7g9%
- Cholesterol 55mg19%
- Sodium 550mg23%
- Total Carbohydrate 38g13%
- Sugars 12g
- Protein 16g32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.
The level of spiciness can be increased by the brand and content of the chilli sauce you buy. If you can't get a sauce spicy enough, add in some flakes or even tabasco. Be sure to use a good brand of honey as that will make a huge difference. Adjust the rest of the spices accordingly as well.