Honey chilli chicken

How about a rainy day and having a hot chilli chicken for your lunch. Just imagine! This would be really a wow feeling for all the chinese food lovers out there. So today, I am sharing a mouth watering recipe of chicken which can be served both as starter as well as side dish for rice and chappathis.

This is a sweet and crispy homemade version of chicken which is prepared by adding honey. Honey is added as the base part of the sauce prepared here. Hence the name, ” Honey chilli chicken “. In this recipe, chicken pieces are marinated, fried to golden brown and then tossed in a sweet sauce.

The batter used for marinating chicken is prepared using all purpose flour and cornflour along with some other ingredients. The chicken pieces are added to this batter and are coated well on all sides. After 20 to 30 minutes, you can fry these chicken pieces. Keep aside the fried chicken pieces.

Take a kadai and prepare the sauce using honey. Then add the fried chicken pieces to this prepared sauce. Serve this delicious recipe of chicken with special rices and I am absolutely sure that you will prepare this dish again and again!

Ingredients:

1. For Marinating Chicken :

  • Chicken, cut into small pieces – 500 g
  • All purpose flour – 3 tablespoon
  • Cornflour – 2 tablespoon
  • Egg – 1
  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Chilli flakes – 1 teaspoon
  • Soy sauce – 1 teaspoon

2. For Gravy :

  • Oil – 2 tablespoon
  • Chopped garlic – 1 tablespoon
  • Capsicum chopped- 1 tablespoon
  • Dry red chillies chopped – 3
  • Onion chopped – 1
  • Tomato Sauce – 2 tablespoon
  • Soy sauce – 1 tablespoon
  • Chilli sauce – 1 tablespoon
  • Hot water – 1/4 cup
  • Honey – 3 tablespoon
  • Salt – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon

Method of preparation:

  • Wash and clean the chicken pieces
  • Transfer the chicken pieces to a large mixing bowl
  • Then add all purpose flour, cornflour, egg, salt, chilliflakes and soya sauce to this bowl
  • Mix well with the chicken pieces and make sure that all the pieces gets coated well with this batter
  • Allow the marinated chicken to rest for 20 minutes
  • After 20 minutes, heat oil in a kadai and fry all the chicken pieces till both sides become golden brown in colour
  • Set aside the fried chicken pieces
  • Take another kadai and add 2 tablespoon of oil
  • Then add chopped garlic, chopped red chillies,onion and chopped capsicum
  • Saute until it turns golden brown in colour and then add tomato sauce, soya sauce and chilli sauce
  • Add 1/4 cup of water and allow this gravy to boil
  • Then add Honey to it
  • Add salt and lemon juice also
  • Now add the fried chicken pieces to this gravy and mix well
  • Garnish the chicken with sesame seeds
  • Have this delicious chicken with roti, naan, variety rices, etc.

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