Honey Chicken

This is a sweet and savoury dish that has a bit of Asian and a bit of Western influences. The chicken is fried first to preserve its flavours before it is stir-fried with the condiments for a flavourful chicken dish. It was definitely a favourite for children (and adults too) that one can say it is better than finger-licking good.

Honey Chicken

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 people


  • 2 whole drumsticks chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 4 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp butter / margarine
  • 1 tbsp vinegar / apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp rice wine
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 15 leaves Coriander leaves can add more if you prefer
  • 2 cloves garlic coarsely chopped
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp salt


  • Clean the chicken and pat dry. Season the chicken with the pepper and salt for 10 minutes.
  • Lightly rub the flour all over the chicken. 
  • Heat up the cooking oil in a large frying pan.
  • Fry the chicken until it is almost 80% cooked. Move the chicken to the side of the pan.
  • Lower the heat. Add in garlic on another side of the pan and fry till it is fragrant. 
  • Add in butter, coriander, ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar and stir. Stir in the chicken and make sure it is well mixed.
  • Continue to cook over medium heat and then add in the honey. Continue to cook for about 5 minutes until chicken is cooked through. 
  • Remove and serve hot.
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