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Chinese Honey Chicken Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Elys Mattar
Added: Saturday, July 18, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Batter:
4 tbsp of cornstarch
1/4 cup of flour
1 tsp of baking powder
1/2 cup of water
1/2 tsp of salt
1 egg
1 egg white
1 1/2 lbs boneless chicken breasts, cut in approximately 2" cubes
2 cups peanut oil, for deep frying

Sauce:

1 1/2 tbsp of peanut oil
2 tsp chopped ginger
3 tbsp finely sliced garlic
1 tsp of salt
3 tbsp of sugar
1 tsp Chinese white vinegar
1/2 cup of water
1 tsp of corn starch, mixed with 1 teaspoon of water.
garnish toasted sesame seeds (optional)

Directions:
Directions:
1. Mix batter ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl; it should be thick and smooth.
2. Allow the batter to sit, covered for at least 30 minutes.
3. Combine the chicken with the batter.
4. Heat a wok or large skillet until it is hot and add the oil for frying.
5. When the oil is barely smoking, deep fry the chicken for 2 minutes or until the batter is just firm
6. You should do this in several batches.
7. Remove the chicken with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
8. To make sauce: Heat a small saucepan; when it is hot, add the oil, ginger and garlic, and stir for 30 seconds.
9. Then add the rest of the sauce ingredients and simmer for 2 minutes.
10. Keep warm.
11. Reheat the oil until it is very hot, but not smoking.
12. Deep fry the chicken again until it is golden and crisp, about 1 minute.
13. Remove and drain, place on a warm platter, drizzle with the sauce (and sprinkle with optional toasted sesame seeds if desired) and serve immediately.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 1/4 hr and 45 minutes for preparation.

 

 

 

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