This is by far one of the most requested dishes I make! There are only a few ingredients so it’s not very expensive to make which makes me happy too! If you are a fan of take-out Chinese food then you need to try this one and I promise you won’t be disappointed. Well if you don’t like honey you may be…but you probably already realized that since it’s in the name of the dish…
3-4 chicken breasts
¾ cup water
1 tsp. black pepper
½ tsp. Onion powder
Oil for frying
¾ cup of honey (you can take this down to ½ cup)
4 tbsp. Soy sauce
3-4 large cloves of garlic
Chili flakes to taste
1/3 cup water
Cube up your chicken into small chunks and set aside. In a bowl put your flour onion powder and black pepper in. In another dish crack and mix your egg with water… THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT WHEN IT COMES TO BREADING….FIRST coat your chicken in flour then in the egg mixture then back into the flour. Breading it twice like that gives it a crunchier crust and your breading sticks better as well. After your oil is good a hot start adding in your chicken. Fry your chunks in small batches, if you add too much at a time it can stick together and cool your oil so it won’t be as crunchy.
I cook my sauce while I am cooking my chicken that way they will be done at the same time and you can finish up all at once. The only thing you really need to “cook” in the sauce is the garlic so I just simmer it for a few minutes. Add all of your sauce ingredients and press/crush your garlic into the sauce. Depending on how much you like spicy food will determine how much of the chili flakes you add. If you don’t want it to be so hot add about a teaspoon if you like it hot add a little more.
Once everything is finished cooking pour your sauce over your chicken and stir to coat it totally, try not to stir it too much or you will lose some of your breading. I let it sit for a few minutes so your chicken can soak up the sauce and also the sauce is made with a lot of honey so that is basically like molten lava when its cooked….burnt tongues are no fun.
I always serve with toasted sesame seeds and green onions.