Garlic, honey & soy chicken

Garlic, honey & soy chicken

Our take on a Chinese takeaway classic. Your taste buds will be blown away by the flavour combination of crispy chicken and the umami packed sauce made from garlic, soy and honey.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 5 people


  • 1 kg skinless chicken thigh Cut into medium-sized strips. You could use chicken breast, but please try thighs. #thighsbeforefriesbeforeguys

Flour coating

  • 60 g corn flour
  • 30 g strong white bread flour use plain flour, if you dont have the strong bread flour.
  • 1 tsp table salt
  • ½ tsp white pepper powder
  • oil for shallow frying


  • 5 medium garlic cloves finely diced
  • ½ medium onion finely diced
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup or tomato puree
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes or to taste
  • ½ tsp MSG optional
  • 50 ml water you can add more water, if you want a saucier dish.


  • 1 spring onion, green section only. sliced finely
  • 1 small red chilli sliced finely
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

Cornflour slurry (Optional, if you sauce is too watery)

  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 2 tbsp water


Keyword Chicken, chinese food, garlic honey and soy chicken, takeaway

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