Honey Chicken Recipe

Honey Chicken Recipe

Honey has been a beloved ingredient in cooking for centuries. Not only does it add a touch of natural sweetness, but it also brings a unique depth of flavour to a wide range of dishes. Although we usually think of honey for desserts, the complex flavours can be a wonderful compliment to a main course dish. 

Try this delicious honey chicken recipe, courtesy of Adam Liaw's Road Trip for Good. The perfect combination of flavours with our Premium Raw Honey.

Honey Chicken

Serves 4

Preparation time:    20 minutes
Cooking time:         15 minutes


500 g chicken breast, cut into long strips
1-2 litres oil for deep-frying, plus extra for wok frying
1 tsp toasted sesame seeds, to serve

Alkaline batter

1 egg white
½ cup plain flour
¼ cup cornflour
¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
½ cup cold water
¼ tsp salt

Honey sauce

1 clove garlic, minced
1 cm ginger, grated
¼ cup Ligurian honey
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp soy sauce
¼ cup water
1 tsp cornflour


  1. Combine the chicken with the ingredients for the batter and mix to combine. Set aside for at least 15 minutes. Combine the ingredients for the honey sauce and stir well.
  2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan to around 175C. Fry the chicken in batches for about 5 minutes until cooked through, then heat the oil to 200C and fry the chicken again in batches until brown and crisp.
  3. Heat a wok over high heat and add a touch of oil, then add the honey sauce. Bring to a simmer and simmer for about 2 minutes until thickened. Add the fried chicken and toss to coat in the sauce. Remove to a plate and scatter with sesame seeds to serve.