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Honey Chicken Recipe

A very simple Asian style sweet and spicy honey chicken recipe. A very easy recipe that can be put together in twenty minutes. Recipe with step by step pictures.

  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x



For marination

  • 500 grams chicken breast, cubed
  • 2 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chilli flakes (adjust according to your spice levels)

Other Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 2 spring onions stalks, chopped
  • 3 green chillies, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds


  1. Cube the chicken breast and add it to a bowl. Add in the ginger-garlic paste, salt, soy sauce and the red chilli flakes. Soy sauce is salty. So go easy on the salt. We can adjust the seasoning later. If you want a spicy chicken, add more red chilli flakes. Mix everything well. Marinate the chicken for thirty minutes. I marinated the chicken at room temperature. If you are going to marinate for a long time, stash it in the refrigerator.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add in the green chillies and the white part (oniony part) of the spring onions. Saute for a minute. Add in the marinated chicken along with the juices to the pan. I prefer doing the dish in a wide pan, so the chicken cooks evenly.
  3. Do not add any water. The moisture from the chicken is enough. Saute for about 5-6 minutes until the chicken is cooked and relatively dry. Once the chicken is cooked and dry, add in the honey. Saute for a minute.
  4. Make a corn starch slurry by adding a tablespoon of cornstarch to half a cup of water. Add it to the chicken.
  5. The corn starch slurry will immediately thicken up and form a velvety sauce. If the sauce is very thick, add little water to adjust the consistency. Simmer the honey chicken for a minute.
  6. Remove from heat and garnish the honey chicken with toasted sesame seeds and spring onions.
  7. Serve honey chicken with fried rice.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Entree
  • Cuisine: Asian