Honey Chicken – STAYS CRISPY for hours!

By Nagi PUBLISHED: 21 Aug ’20 UPDATED: 19 Feb ’21

Ingredients

Chicken & Marinade:

  • 300g/ 10oz chicken thighs , skinless boneless, cut into 2.5cm/1″ pieces (Note 1)
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce (or all purpose, NOT dark soy)
  • 2 tsp Chinese cooking wine (sub with soy)
  • 2 tsp cornflour/cornstarch

Dredging:

  • 1/2 cup cornflour/cornstarch

Stay-Crispy Puffy Batter:

  • 6 tbsp cornflour/cornstarch (Note 8)
  • 4 tbsp flour , plain/all purpose
  • 7 – 8 tbsp COLD soda water, club soda or seltzer water (NOT sparkling mineral water, Note 2)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder (NOT baking soda)
  • 1/4 tsp salt , kosher/cooking (halve for table salt)

Oil, for frying:

  • 2 – 3 cups vegetable oil (or canola)

Honey Sauce (Note 8 on sweetness):

  • 1/3 cup (100g) honey
  • 1.5 tbsp (25g) glucose OR corn syrup (light) (Note 6)
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce (or all purpose)
  • 2 tsp Chinese cooking wine (or more soy sauce)

Garnish / serving:

  • 25g / 2 oz Vermicelli rice noodles (optional) , a wad of it (not bean noodles, must be rice noodles)
  • Sesame seeds, finely sliced green onions

Read the entire recipe HERE.

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