Honey Butter Fried Chicken

Ingredients (Serves 3 – 4)

  1. Chicken thighs – 400 – 500 gm, cut diagonally into small pieces

Salt – 2 pinches

Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

Soy sauce – 1 tbsp

Toasted sesame oil / refined oil – 1 tsp

Corn starch / potato starch – 1/4 cup

All purpose flour – 1 tbsp

Egg white – of 1 egg (optional)

2. Oil – To deep fry

3. Butter – 1 – 1.5 tbsp

4. Garlic – 4, minced (around 1.5 tbsp)

5. Crushed red chilies – 3/4 tsp

6. Honey – 2 – 3 tbsp or to taste

7. Soy sauce – 1 tbsp

Rice vinegar / white vinegar – 1 tbsp

Water  / chicken stock – 1 tbsp

Tomato ketchup – 1 – 2 tbsp

Method

  1. Combine chicken thighs with the remaining ingredients numbered 1. If its very dry, add an egg white and mix well.

2. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, rice vinegar, water and tomato ketchup (ingredients numbered 7).

3. Heat oil over medium-high flame. Add chicken pieces in 1 – 2 batches and fry over medium flame for around 3 – 4 minutes. Remove to a paper towel. Let them sit for a few minutes.

4. Heat 1 – 1.5 tbsp butter in a pan. Add minced garlic and cook for 1 – 2 minutes over low heat. Add crushed red chilies and mix well. Add the sauces and mix well. Cook for a minute. Add honey and switch off. Taste-check for salt. Add more honey, if required.

5. Meanwhile reheat the oil and fry the chicken pieces again for 2 – 3 minutes till crisp and golden over high heat (do not over cook, it will turn hard). Drain well and add immediately to the prepared sauce and toss well. Transfer to a serving bowl, sprinkle sesame seeds and serve immediately.

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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