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Chinese Honey Chicken

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serves/makes:   4


recipe id: 64164
cook method: stovetop

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4 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 egg white
1 1/2 pound boneless chicken breasts, cut in thin strips
2 cups peanut oil, for deep-frying
1 1/2 tablespoon peanut oil
2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger
3 tablespoons finely sliced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon Chinese white rice vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon cornstarch, MIXED WITH
1 teaspoon water
toasted sesame seeds (optional garnish)


Mix the batter ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl; it should be thick and smooth. Allow the batter to sit, covered for at least 30 minutes.

Combine the chicken with the batter. Heat a wok or large deep skillet until it is hot and add the oil for frying. When the oil is barely smoking, deep-fry the chicken for 2 minutes or until the batter is just firm. You should do this in several batches. Remove the chicken with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

SAUCE: Heat a small saucepan; when it is hot, add the oil, ginger and garlic, and stir for 30 seconds. Then add the rest of the sauce ingredients and simmer for 2 minutes. Keep warm.

Reheat the oil in the wok until it is very hot, but not smoking. Deep-fry the chicken again until it is golden and crisp, about 1 minute. Remove and drain place on a warm platter, drizzle with the sauce (and sprinkle with the optional toasted sesame seeds if desired) and serve immediately.


393 calories, 12 grams fat, 26 grams carbohydrates, 43 grams protein per serving.
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Feb 6, 2009

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Where is the honey, honey? I found a similar recipe will use approx 8 tablespoons give or take.

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