This honey garlic chicken is very easy to make and it is delicious. Obviously you need to like garlic to enjoy this recipe. If you do not this recipe is not for you.
We are going to make this with chicken breast but you can also use skinless chicken thigh if you prefer. Try and make sure you cut the chicken about the same thickness and size so it cooks evenly. When you are browning it don’t over crowd the pan. Work in batches if necessary.
The sauce is very simple to make. Simply put all the ingredients in a pan and then thicken it with some diluted cornstarch. Work in low heat and stir often. Once it is made all you need to do is pour it onto the browned chicken and you are done.
As for the sesame seeds, you will need to use toasted ones. If you can’t find them go ahead and place them in a dry skillet over medium heat and toast them shaking the pan continuously. They will be ready within minutes so be careful not to burn them.
This is what you will need to make hoeny garlic chicken:
PREP YOUR CHICKEN:
1 whole and 1/2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 TBS cornstarch (corn flour)
Salt & Pepper
Butterfly the chicken breast and cut it into cubes. Try and cut them all about the same thickness so they cook evenly. Place the cubes in a bowl and season with salt and pepper and add the cornstarch. Toss the chicken so it all gets coated evenly. Set aside.
MAKE YOUR SAUCE:
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup water
1 TBS minced garlic
1/2 tsp. red chili flakes (optional)
1 TBS soy sauce
1 TBS rice vinegar
1 TBS cornstarch dissolved in some cold water
Place all ingredients except for the cornstarch in a small pot. Mix well and start bringing to a boil on low heat. When the sauce starts boiling add the dissolved cornstarch and mix in. Stir constantly until he sauce starts to thicken. Turn off the heat.
COOK YOUR CHICKEN:
2 TBS vegetable oil
2 TBS toasted sesame seeds*
Chopped scallion greens for garnish
Heat the oil in a large skillet and start browning the chicken on all sides. Work on batches and place on a paper towel lined plate. Set aside.
Discard any extra oil you have in the skillet and return the chicken. Pour the sauce all over the chicken and mix well to coat. Add the toasted sesame seeds and mix. Turn off the heat and transfer the chicken to a platter. Sprinkle the scallion greens on top and serve.
*If you can’t find toasted sesame seeds simply place them in a dry skillet and toast at medium heat. Shale the pan often and make sure not to burn the seeds. They will toast quickly.
CALORIES 293.48; FAT 8.92 g (sat 1.21; Mono 3.90; poly 2.52); PROTEIN 26.12 g; FIBER 0.72 g; CARBS 28.06 g; CHOLESTEROL 75.51 mg; IRON 0.92 mg; Sodium 697.68 mg; CALCIUM 21.44 mg