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Friday, September 10, 2010

Honey Chicken

We went from one extreme to the other in this house this week.  Supremely healthy one night, then disgustingly fried the next!!  Oh well we don't do it that often so I guess it's OK!

I don't know what came over me?  A flood of a warm tenderness towards "the Darlings" - you see this is their ultimate favourite dinner - they order this whenever we go to a Chinese restaurant.  In fact it is just about all they order at the Chinese Restaurant.

So with not a vegetable in sight this is what I made them for dinner the other night!

Honey Chicken

Served 2 "vultures" and a couple of others!

1.2 kg chicken breasts (actually I bought 1 x double breast, and 1 x single breast), cut into 3cm cubes
1/2 cup cornflour
1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup cold water
1 egg white
oil for frying
3/4 cup honey, warmed
sesame seeds for garnish

Steamed rice to serve

Sift the dry ingredients together into a large bowl.  Gradually add the water, mixing to a smooth batter.  Just before using the batter, beat the egg white until soft peaks form.  Gently fold the egg white into the batter.

Add the chicken pieces to the batter, and gently stir to coat.

Add the oil to a large deep saucepan to a depth of approximately 5cm.  Heat over medium high heat.  In batches cook the chicken pieces until golden, and cooked through.  Removed to a paper lined plate to drain.  Keep warm while cooking remainder of the chicken.

To serve place on a serving plate, then pour over the warmed honey, and sprinkler with sesame seeds.  Serve with the steamed rice.

Don't turn your back though......

Or the "Vultures" may pounce!!!

So were "The Darlings" happy???  You bet they were!!!  Can we have that again Mum???? PLEASE????

1 comment:

  1. This is what my kids like to order too, but I haven't made it at home. I'll have to give it a try.