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Mid-week meal: Honey chilli chicken fakeaway

Learn how to make this classic Chinese dish at home with a healthy twist to make you feel less guilty.

Written by High Life North
Published 02.08.2022


Serves: 4



For the crispy chicken

600g chicken thighs 5-6 chicken thigh pieces

40g self-raising flour

70g cornflour

½ tsp salt

1 tsp Chinese five spice

125 ml water

For the honey chilli chicken

1 tbsp vegetable oil

2 tbsp honey

1 tbsp soy sauce

2 cloves garlic

15g ginger thumb-size

½ juice from lemon

80ml water

10g cornflour



In a large mixing bowl, mix flour, cornflour, salt, Chinese five spice and water together until well combined and a batter has formed.

With a sharp knife, cut the chicken thighs into bite-sized pieces and place the diced chicken into the batter. With tongs mix the chicken into the batter until all pieces are coated in the batter.

Depending on your wok or frying pan size, shallow fry 3 to 4 pieces of chicken on a medium-high heat for 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown on both sides. Continue until all chicken pieces have been fried.

Once the chicken has been fried, heat a clean wok or frying pan on a medium heat and fry the garlic, ginger and chillies for 2 minutes before adding the lemon juice, soy sauce, and honey to the frying pan. Leave to simmer until the mixture starts to bubble.

Mix water and cornflour in a cup and pour into the bubbling mixture and stir.

After mixing the honey chilli sauce for a minute or two add in the crispy shredded chicken pieces and mix until evenly coated in the sauce.


Recipe credit: My Morning Mocha

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