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Chinese Honey Chicken

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“Crisp fried chicken strips in a sweet sauce. Despite the name there is no honey in this recipe. I have not yet tried it, it is for an ISO request on the recipe board. Note: When the recipe was first posted, there were an additional 2 Tablespoons of salt listed in the batter. This was a typo and never should have been there. Several reviewers alerted me to the error, and the extra salt listing has been removed.”
1hr 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. MIX THE BATTER INGREDIENTS together in a medium-sized bowl; it should be thick and smooth.
  2. Allow the batter to sit, covered for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Combine the chicken with the batter.
  4. Heat a wok or large deep skillet until it is hot and add the oil for frying.
  5. When the oil is barely smoking, deep-fry the chicken for 2 minutes or until the batter is just firm.
  6. You should do this in several batches.
  7. Remove the chicken with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  8. TO MAKE SAUCE: Heat a small saucepan; when it is hot, add the oil, ginger and garlic, and stir for 30 seconds.
  9. Then add the rest of the sauce ingredients and simmer for 2 minutes.
  10. Keep warm.
  11. Reheat the oil in the wok until it is very hot, but not smoking.
  12. Deep-fry the chicken again until it is golden and crisp, about 1 minute.
  13. 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.

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