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Honey Chilli Chicken

Honey Chilli Chicken

  • Author: caroline
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


This honey chilli chicken is absolutely delicious yet simple and quick. You can have this fakeaway dish ready in 30 minutes and you will honestly feel like you are eating a restaurant-worthy meal. 



For the Marinade:

  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 lemon – juice only
  • 1 chicken breast (around 125 g) cut into strips around 5cm wide

For the Pan:

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red chilli, deseeded & finely diced
  • 1 tbsp honey     
  • 1 spring onion, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 red pepper, cut into thin strips (around 120 g)
  • pinch roasted sesame seeds

Honey Chilli Chicken Ingredients


1. In a bowl, mix the marinade ingredients together. Add the chicken strips and coat and leave to marinade for 15-20 minutes.

Honey Chilli Chicken Step 1psd

2. In a frying pan heat half the olive oil over a medium high heat. Add the chicken so each piece is spread out and touching the pan – do this in batches if needed. Cook for around 4 minutes turning halfway through. 

Honey Chilli Chicken Step 2

3. Remove the chicken and set on a plate. Add the rest of the oil to the pan and reduce the heat a little. Add the garlic and chilli and cook for around 2 minutes and then reduce the heat again – down to medium.

Honey Chilli Chicken Step 3

4. Add the honey and simmer gently for around 2-3 minutes. Using a wooden spoon scrape the pan occasionally to loosen any blackened bits stuck to the bottom – it adds to the flavour! 

5. Add the chicken back to the pan and add the spring onions and red pepper. Increase the heat to medium-high and cook for around 5 minutes, stirring regularly. 

Honey Chilli Chicken Step 4

6. Serve and sprinkle over the sesame seeds. 


1. You can also use baby leeks if you can’t get spring onions (or prefer leek). Slice them into 1 inch pieces and then cut in half. 

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Hob
  • Cuisine: Chinese


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 380
  • Fat: 13g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Protein: 35g

Keywords: chicken, asian, chinese, dinner, poultry, chilli, honey, fakeaway