Guess what?, We did Chinese for lunch today, the terrible four loved it, thumbs up all the way, no complaints, no whining, just stuffed mouth full of delicious chicken and the sauce, it was amazing!, not a driblet, that’s how much they loved it.
Even if you end up burning the edges of the chicken while frying,(like I did) it’s still gonna taste good.
There are many versions of this recipe out there, this is mine. if you are feeding only adults you can notch up the heat with extra chillies. if you want to cut down on the sweetness reduce the honey, it’s all about how you want it to taste.
let’s get to it then…
What you will need
For the chicken
2 chicken breasts cut into cubes.
Oil to fry the chicken cubes.
3 tablespoons of Soy sauce.
Toasted Sesame to garnish.
For the Sauce
1/2 a Cup of water
1/3 cup of Honey
3 tablespoons of Soy sauce
3 pods of garlic
5 tablespoons of Ketchup
1 tablespoon oil
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon chilli flecks
1 tablespoon rice vinegar or white vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
Cut the chicken into cubes, once you’ve separated the flesh from the chicken breast, Do not throw the left over breast bones, wrap it up and store in freezer, you can use it later for chicken stock.
Add salt, 3 tablespoons of Soy sauce to marinade chicken, Refridgerate for an hour.
After an hour, fry the chicken and set aside.
Making the Sauce
In a pan grate the Garlic, Add the ketchup, oil, soy sauce, chilli flakes, Sugar, Honey, Vinegar and 1/2 a cup of water and gently cook on low fire.Ten minutes later you should have a thick sauce, add salt to taste.
Once the sauce is done, Mix the chicken into the sauce. Cook for exactly three minute on low fire .
If you need more sauce Just add another 1/2 a cup of water and mix well.
Psst…one of the four ( Can’t tell you which one) used the pan to have his (oops!) meal.
all that yumminess…
Garnish with toasted Sesame seeds.
The proof is in the eating.