Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Poultry)

Honey Chicken Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4

1 kg

2 1/2 tablespoons

125 g


2 tablespoons

1 tablespoon

3 x 2 cm

4 tablespoons


Boned chicken breasts, skin on

Corn flour (cornstarch)

Self-raising flour

Egg, lightly beaten

Peanut oil, for deep frying, extra for stir frying

Soy sauce

Fresh ginger, finely chopped


Spring onions (scallions), thinly sliced, for garnishing

Method :
  • Cut the chicken into small bite sized pieces and put them in a bowl with 1 1/2 tablespoons of the cornflour. Shake to coat well, then leave for 10 minutes.

  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour and egg with 310 ml cold water until you have a loose batter.

  • Fill a wok with enough oil to deep fry the chicken pieces, then heat to 190oC (374oF/Gas 5) or until the cube of bread dropped in the oil browns in 10 seconds. Dip the chicken in the batter, allowing to excess to drip off. Fry the chicken in batches until crisp and golden, Drain on paper towels.

  • Mix the soy sauce and remaining cornflour in a small bowl.

  • Drin the oil form the wok and wipe the wok clean. Heat the remaining oil, add the ginger and stir fry for 1 minute.

  • Add the honey and, when it is heated through, add the chicken pieces and coat well.

  • Stir in the soy and cornflour mixture and cook for 1 more minute.

  • Pile into a bowl and garnish with the spring onion.

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