Friday, 28 October 2011

Honey Sesame Chicken

Oh. Em. Gee.

That's all I am going to say about this.

Okay, not really but honestly, wow. This Honey Sesame Chicken was amazeballs.  I stumbled across this recipe on the fantastic My Kitchen Snippets blog when I was specifically looking for a honey chicken recipe. I had amazing honey chicken when at Yak and Yeti at Disneyworld in Florida this summer and ever since have been craving it so I thought I'd have a go at making some myself.  For some reason honey chicken just doesn't seem so prevalent here in the UK as it is in the US but it should be!

I can't put into words how much Mr M and I loved this, he was especially impressed with my kitchen prowess... For sure, this one is a complete keeper.

I am reposting the recipe but you can see the original here. The only things I have changed is a few American-isms (is that even a word? it is now). The recipe below will serve 2.

Honey Sesame Chicken


3 chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp Chinese rice wine
1/2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp plain flour
1 tbsp cornflour
Salt & pepper to taste

For the sauce;
3 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
1-2 tbsp honey (depending on how sweet you like it, I used 1.5)
1 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp light soy sauce
60ml water 

Toasted sesame seeds


Marinate the chicken with the soy sauce, wine, sugar, sesame oil, salt and pepper and set aside for at least an hour. Just before frying mix the two types of flour together and mix it into the chicken.

Prepare the oil for frying (Although the recipe doesn't specify, I shallow-fried). Fry the chicken until golden brown, remove from the pan and drain on a paper towel. Remove the oil from the pan.

Mix all the sauce ingredients together and pour it into the pan. Bring it to the boil and let the sauce thicken a little.

Add the chicken back in and mix gently until the chicken pieces are evenly coated with the sauce. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and serve immediately with warm white rice.

I do hope you try this, it might be my favourite recipe of all time!

love & kisses
Mrs M x


  1. I'll be round to sample them shortly.....*wipes drool with small not-quite-clean child*

  2. Is cornflour the same as corn starch, Mrs. M?

  3. This puts me in mind a bit of Honey Chilli Chicken which is a staple part of any Chinese menu in Northern Ireland. However no sign of it here, much to my husband's (hehehehehe) disgust. I would imagine you could add chillis to the marinade and sauce to turn this into that :)

  4. Lauren, I think that would work definitely.

  5. My 2 year old pronounced this "delicious" I really loved it, the chicken was so tender and the sauce not too over poweringly sweet. This will become a regular in my repertoire!

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