I love cooking and I do enjoy it(..everyday.???..yes I cook every day..).but cooking for picky eater is a challenging task.Deciding what to cook harder than cooking itself…most of mom agree with me right?
Chinese food is my family favorite..I am so sorry ,I don’t have any before / during pic.I was experimenting / creating it for very first time and I had absolutely no idea how it will turn out…If you have tasted recipes in hakka chinese restaurant than you might know, how they used to make different taste/recipes by alternating same ingredients. You just need to have those taste buds. ..I am sharing a very easy restaurant style honey chicken you will love it I am sure.I was really unsure but my food/taste inspector aka my husband passed it so I thought , better write it down here before I too forget what Ingridents I used( it’s a fact) ,Normally I don’t use any measurements but I tried my best to approximate it for you…I am a very casual cook, please dont take me seriously. …(forget lots of hashes and brackets)…..its funny ,lets start and enjoy it
Chicken boneless: 500 gms (cut in Julienne/strips)
Corn Flour :2 tbsp
All Purpose Flour :2 tbsp
Black Pepper:1/2 tsp
Egg : 1-2
Soya Sauce: 1 tsp
Salt: To Taste
Combine above ingredients and marinate boneless chicken for 40 mins
Soya Sauce:2 tsp
Tomato Paste :2-3 tbsp
Chili / Hot Sauce:1 tsp
Honey: 3 tsp
Red Chilli Flakes 1-2 tsp
Garlic Chopped:2 tsp
Ginger Chopped:1 tsp
Chinese Salt:1 tsp
Black Pepper :1 tsp
Vinegar :1 tsp
Chicken Broth (optional but enhances the taste):1 cup
Sesame Seeds : 1tsp ( optional )
Sesame Oil: 1 tsp
Oil: As Required
Heat oil in a large wok , fry the marinated chicken to golden brown and set a side the whole batch.In same oil,fry garlic first,saute it add ginger , ketch up and tomato sauce mixed it well.Add soya sauce and hot sauce.
Add spices now, chilli flakes, black pepper, chinese salt and salt, mixed well add chicken broth/water .cook it for 5 mins when sauce is ready add honey and vinegar. Now its time to add fried chicken stripes ,mixed well and coat it with sauce.Dry or gravy its up to you.We love saucy so I add more broth (and add 1 tsp corn flour mixed with water to thicken sauce.)
Cook chicken with sauce on medium heat for 10 min , add sesame seed and sesame oil and leave it on very low heat for another 10 mins.Dish out and enjoy with boiled/fried rice.I know someone personally who has sesame seed / oil allergy so please make sure before you use it ,it’s an optional ingredient.
Do try it ,you will love it I am sure!!