Chinese Honey Chicken is a crispy, delicious and EASY recipe your family will love and it has just six ingredients! Tastes just like P.F. Chang’s!
Chinese Honey Chicken is the kid sister to the ever popular and EXPENSIVE restaurant favorite of Honey Walnut Shrimp. The crazy thing about this super crispy honey chicken is how few ingredients it takes to make.
How do you make Crispy Honey Chicken? The secret to the recipe is really the minimal ingredients in the breading which allow the creamy honey sauce to be the star of the show. The egg whites add a light taste while the cornstarch keeps things really crispy.
Authentically speaking, using Mochiko Sweet Rice Flour would be more like what you would see in a restaurant. Doing a side by side test with the mochiko vs cornstarch for recipe testing, we found minimal difference in taste which led me to swap the ingredient for something much more likely to be in your cupboards.
Chinese Honey Chicken
- Yield: 6 servings
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Course: Main Course
- Cuisine: Chinese
- 4 egg whites
- 3/4 cup Cornstarch (or Mochiko Sweet Rice Flour)
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 pound chicken breast cut into 1 inch thin chunks
- oil for frying
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise (I use light with no issues)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons canned sweetened condensed milk
Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.
In a large bowl add the egg whites and whisk until foamy (1-2 minutes).
Add the cornstarch and water and whisk together.
Add the chicken and combine.
Heat your oil over medium-high heat and add the chicken pieces in individually (I use my pig tail flipper for this so I avoid removing the coating).
Cook until golden brown, remove chicken to a sheet pan (no paper towels)
Wash your large bowl, dry and put the chicken back into it.
In a small cup mix your mayonnaise, honey and sweetened condensed milk.
Toss the chicken with the sauce mixture and serve immediately.
Yield: 6 servings, Amount per serving: calories
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