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Honey chilli chicken

Honey chilli chicken is a popular Indian Side Dish
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Side Dish
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Deep Fry
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Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


1 - Chicken (3-4 lbs)

1/2 cup - all purpose flour

1/2 tsp - salt

4-5 cups - vegetable oil for frying

1/3 cup - water

1/3 cup - Lemon

2 tsp - cornstarch

4 tsp - Chinese chilli sauce

2 tsp - soy sauce

1.5 tsp - fresh ginger, minced

3 tbsp - Honey

6 green onions, sliced thinly lengthwise


  1. Rinse chicken and cut into small serving-sized pieces.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt.
  3. Add chicken pieces and toss.
  4. Make sure you coat each piece well.
  5. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat.
  6. Add chicken, one piece at a time.
  7. Fry a few pieces at a time, or they will stew instead of browning.
  8. Cook until golden for about 5 minutes.
  9. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with all the chicken pieces.
  10. Remove all but 1 tbsp oil from the skillet.
  11. Combine water, lemon juice, corn starch, chilli sauce and soy sauce in a small bowl.
  12. Mix well.
  13. Add ginger to skillet.
  14. Fry for 1 minute.
  15. Add honey.
  16. Cook and stir for 1 minute.
  17. Stir in corn starch-chilli mixture. Cook and stir till sauce boils.
  18. Stir the chicken pieces.
  19. Cook and stir until heated thoroughly for about 3 minutes.
  20. Stir the onions.
  21. Cook and stir for about 1 minute more.
  22. Serve.

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