Thursday, 4 February 2010

Honey Chilli Chicken



I have been sitting here and thinking what to write in my new post. And nothing comes to my mind, anyway nothing special.
Ofcourse there is every day things like yesterday it was my MIL's b'day.
She celebrated her 75 th b'day.

She did a small party yesterday, and this saturday she is doing a dinner, which I am so so looking forward.
Actually she doesn't look her age, she is really looking young for her age and she don't behave like a 75.
You can talk to her, joke to her, my daughter have so much fun with her hen she goes there.
And ofcourse MIL and I join up when it comes to tease FIL.
If some outsiders hear us how much we tease him they will think we hate the fellow, which is not true, he just always falls for our tricks.

We have not had a chinese take away for atleast 3 years. The main reason, I make a lot of chinese dishes at home and I have noticed when ever we took a takeaway we all moaned home made is better.
I am sure if I was living in UK i would go for takeaway more often as I remember the chinese food thee is more delicous there then here.


Chicken breast 500 gm .
Flour
Salt and pepper
Oil for deepfrying.
Few spring onions sliced
1 tbsp ginger finley cut
1 tbsp garlic finley cut.
1 tbsp honey
2 tsp corn flour.
1 tbsp lemon juice.
2 tbsp chinese chilli sauce ( more if you like it hot)
Few green chillies sliced ( optional)
2 to 3 tbsp soy sauce ( add according to your taste, not too much as the dish might be too salty)
Re Edited: I add 200ml water if you want you dish more saucy add more water but then make sure you add a bit more of the soy sauce etc for taste and also add more conr flour so that the sauce get thicker.

1. Cut chicken into serving size pieces. Coat chicken pieces lightly with flour which has been seasoned with salt and pepper.
2. Deep fry the chicken in batches.
3. Now heat a wok add 2 absp oil and sauted the onions , ginger, garlic and chillies. For few minutes.
Add honey, stir for one minute. Add combined corn flour, water, chilli sauce and soy sauce. Stir untill sauce boils and thickens.
4. Add chicken , toss in sauce for three minutes ot untill chicken is heated through.
Add few more sliced spring onions and serve with rice.

You can see from the first picture that I have made the chicken again and posted here, actuallyI make this chicken so often these days as they are so yumm.


67 comments:

Neetz said...

Superb!!..looks delicious too :)

Poornima Nair said...

Yum Yum Yum...can't stop, that looks so tempting. Love ur collection of chinese recipes.

Asha said...

I don't even need rice girl, just toss me a fork! Looks mouthwatering and so so tasty. Great recipe, my kids would love it.

Happy birthday to her and wish her the best of years in future. You are so lucky to have a MIL like that.
I hope mine is mellower now that she is older. She was really a pain in the you know what but my FIL is even worse than her! :P
I am sure they are lot better now from what I hear from my nephew.

Well. more snow for us here tomorrow. Tushar went to school today after 6 days and now they are thinking of cancelling again tomorrow, he lost somany hrs of lessons.

I will check out that Uni S is interested if they have website. Good luck to her! :)

An Open Book said...

Nice variation to the normal chilli chicken..but will the honey make it really sweet or just a tinge?

Angie's Recipes said...

WOW! So yummy! Honey and chilli are definitely a wise and delicious combination.

Sushma Mallya said...

Its one of my fav, i used to order this starter when i would go to a chinese restaurant,urs look so professional,just like the one served there...truely tempting and mouthwatering..thanks for the recipe finla....and bday wishes to your MIL..hope she had a great day

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I just posted on chicken wings this morning. Course now that I've seen your tangy, crispy honey chili chicken, I'll be back at the store later today to buy more chicken!

Happy Cook said...

Asha I am lucky in that way, tha ti have wonderful inlaws.
Here we don't have snow, but still very cold.

Ashwini said...

That dish looks like it was just out from a restaurant...wonderful chicken recipe to try!!!!

Happy Cook said...

An open book, the honey don't make it that sweet and anyway with the amoun of chillies in the dish it can't tast sweet.

MaryMoh said...

Sounds delicious. I love the shiny look and the spiciness....yum

indosungod said...

That is delicious HC. No takeouts, can't look and taste this good, even the best, they have oil oozing out of them.

Peter M said...

Ahh, another chicken dish and all really tasty. I'm a big fan of spicy and sweet.

Bong Mom said...

Oooh, pas it on dear :-)

Happy B'day to the MIL. She must be proud to have you as the DIl :-)

Jaya said...

Happy,
convey our wishes to your MIL also..Eating out in UK is expensive when I compare it with US ...we can't find quality and quantity enough at reasonable rate.
and my family prefers home-made food too..we seldom go out for eating-outs..and your honey chilli chciken is way better and delicious than take-aways :)..
hugs and smiles

Meera said...

That indeed looks better than restaurant takeout.
Belated wishes to ur MIL.

Cham said...

Ok now you are tuning ur pict very nicely HC! Great going with ur new toy (camera)!
Happy Birthday to her! Poor FIL he suffers with these women!
Nice to hear a happy family!
About chick, i don't need even any main course! Just the bowl is enough!

Swapna said...

Wow Finla...chicken looks really tempting...will definitely trying this one nest week ;) B'day wishes to your MIL...

Priya said...

Yummmm!!!cant take my eyes from the click...Mouthwatering chilli chicken..

Many more happy returns of the day to Ur MIL...Its really very great to have ppls like them besides us na...

Muneeba said...

Oh my gosh .. this with fried rice would be my fav thing to eat, anytime, anywhere! Btw, thks for stopping by my blog and sending your best wishes for my new baby boy!

Elra said...

Oh my gosh,
this look so silky and delicious. It making me hungry!

Cookie said...

YUM! Fried chicken with a yummy honey sauce!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Nothings came to your mind pondered and you have come up with super duper dish... Love the saucy look tempting!!!

Deeba PAB said...

Happy birthday to you wonderful MIL. I jus love this chicken F...right up my street!
And WOOT, look at your pictures! Fabulous! can see you are enjoying the new camera. LOVELY!!

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

I like making my own Chinese food too! This looks excellent! So much better than any take out. I can't wait to try it.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely chilli chicken...
such a nice story about your MIL...

5 Star Foodie said...

The chicken looks fantastic! I love the combination of honey and chilies!

Gita said...

This is so good and healthy than Chinese take out...so delicious too...love the color of this dish :)

Vani said...

Looks lovely, HC! The honey gives it such a great looking glaze, doesn't it?

Seena said...

Happy, thats very beautiful! :)

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

This is really a droolworthy dish! I would love it but my family don't like sweet & sour or sweet & hot dished :-)

HoneyB said...

This looks awesome! I want to make this one! I agree, I prefer homemade to take out.

Lavanya Siva said...

Yum Yum Yummyyyyyyyyyyyy.......Looks so deli. Very wonderful presentation too...........Keep up your great work. Me and my daugher love chicken in any form.....Haahaaha, yours looks totally deli.

Chef Jeena said...

This is lovely!

Kajal - Aapplemint said...

So scrumptious ! Would make a lovely n delicious meal.

Gloria said...

Happy Cook this look absolutely tasty!!Great recipe! gloria

Spice said...

No doubt, your plate looks way better than take out....HAppy B'day to your MIL....

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

HC, YAY! We're friends on fb. Happy birthday to your MIL. This dish is amazing. I love chicken and I love chili.

Cherine said...

This looks so tasty!!!

Sayantani said...

happy 75th b'day to your MIL and you know what You are an amazing DIL HC. the honey chilli chicken looks delish.

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

What an amzing array of recipes with elicoius pics on ur lovely blog...why didn i find ya b4 this beats me...this chicken looks so so good,...nothing like have seen b4...

and the parmesan potatoes are great too...had jus hopped by but looks like am going to spend quite awihle here...
love ur wonderful space.

LOVE IS IN THE AIR,SO IS ROMACE..WISH YA LOADS OF IT @ 365

Ivy said...

This looks delicious and so tempting to try.

Sujatha said...

looks absolutely delicious! Love that glittery, glamourous, saucy look! Can't wait to try this..

Pam said...

This looks and sounds amazing.

pigpigscorner said...

wow love the glaze!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That chicken dish looks really scrumptious and tasty! Droolworthy!

Cheers,

Rosa

Debbie said...

We'd love that dish for dinner in my home and it is just perfect with some rice.

tigerfish said...

I seldom deep fry at home, not because I don't like deep-fried food but I hate a greasy kitchen to clean up. So I can only drool at your Honey Chili Chicken dish...

Happy Cook said...

Thankyou all for wishing my MIL b'dau wishes, when i tell her she will be delighted :-)

s said...

looks soo Good...I could gulp all of that in one go!

meeso said...

Oh my, I love honey on my foods :P Wonderful, delicious and bookmarked!

sra said...

Your MIL is lucky! Sometimes what I want most is someone to cook and feed me.

It looks so professional and wonderful!

Arfi Binsted said...

looks fantastic!!

Soma said...

happy Bday to your MIL! I love sitting and yapping with old ladies:-)

Hubby out of town adn I have been cooking nothing for me and kids and this chicken is sending out serious cravings. may be I will order a take out :-) DD would absolutely love this. she loves sweet tinged chickens.

Aps said...

I had passed on ur link to one of my friend and she tried ur Oven roasted Parmesan potatoes,Jam roll, nd lemon cake nd it was a super hit... I will try those when i get bac to my place.... :)
Nd bout this dish I will make it into veg nd post in my blog (as i m a veggie)

Helene said...

Happy Birthday to your MIL. This chicken sounds yummy.

Cakelaw said...

Happy Cook, this looks delicious!!! I am popping over for dinner.

shankari said...

You have the rice and I will eat the Chicken :)

Anonymous said...

On a friendly note, there are many typos in the post, it would be nice if you would take care of that, otherwise it's a nice blog

Sophie said...

A georgous & tasty looking end result!!

MMMMMMMMMMMM,...

meeso said...

I tried this and it was excellent! I've posted a link on my blog :)

lissie said...

you are one lucky DIL!

lip-smacking chilli chicken...! nice clikcks!

Rina said...

Looks yum..

Swapna said...

Finla...we all loved this chicken very much...esp my 5yr old pickey eater really liked it...Thanks dear for the recipe:)

Happy Cook said...

Swapna good to hear you like the chicken, especially your son.

Vera said...

Great recipe! I made these last night and it was very delicious!!Thank you :)

Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen said...

I absolutely love this dish. It brings me back to when i was younger. We would go to this restaurant that has absolutely no good food (even their rice was steamed poorly) except this wonderful dish. A treasure indeed!