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Honey Chilli Chicken

Honey Chilli Chicken


  • Author: caroline
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Description

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. 


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Ingredients

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


Instructions

 

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. 


Notes

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. 

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Hob
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Nutrition

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

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