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    Chinese Honey Chicken

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    1 hr 15 mins

    45 mins

    30 mins

    1Steve's Note:

    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.

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

    • on September 20, 2009


      Very tasty. I was thinking that a little soy sauce and/or chili sauce would help it out a lot, though. Next time I'll try it out that way.

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    • on March 19, 2009


      THE SAUCE IS EXCELLENT, so double it! I made my own batter, but copied the sauce recipe exactly (except doubled) and it was the perfect amount to feed two hungry people. Next time I think I will use half sugar and half honey to make it even more "honey-ish"

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    • on June 12, 2008


      This was very tasty. I used honey instead of sugar at the request of my roommate, and it turned out nicely. Thanks a lot!

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    Nutritional Facts for Chinese Honey Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (401 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1426.0
    Calories from Fat 1172
    Total Fat 130.2 g
    Saturated Fat 24.0 g
    Cholesterol 161.8 mg
    Sodium 1104.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 26.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    Sugars 9.7 g
    Protein 39.2 g

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    Chinese white rice vinegar

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