Chinese Honey Chicken

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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 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.

SUPER CRISPY Chinese Honey Chicken just like P.F. Chang's!

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.

Recipe

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Chinese Honey Chicken

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  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Course: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Chinese
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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

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  1. In a large bowl add the egg whites and whisk until foamy (1-2 minutes).
  2. Add the cornstarch and water and whisk together.
  3. Add the chicken and combine.
  4. 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).
  5. Cook until golden brown, remove chicken to a sheet pan (no paper towels)
  6. Wash your large bowl, dry and put the chicken back into it.
  7. In a small cup mix your mayonnaise, honey and sweetened condensed milk.
  8. Toss the chicken with the sauce mixture and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 servings, Amount per serving: calories

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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!
We LOVE this Chinese Honey Chicken, the sauce is SO amazing and easy!
SUPER CRISPY Chinese Honey Chicken just like P.F. Chang's!

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    1. You’ll want to add each chicken piece to the oil individually but you’ll cook them all at once. Hopefully this helps clear up any confusion.

  1. I’m going to try this tonight, but I am confused. How much oil do I use? Do you use enough for like a deep fryer or use a few tablespoons to pan fry? Thanks for the clarifications.

  2. The egg whites and corn starch don’t mix well together it’s doughy. Is it supposed to be doughy it’s definitely not a coating.  

  3. This turned out amazingly well. Tastes just like takeout but better. Impressed everyone who had it tonight. Thanks for the concise but delicious recipe! Love that it’s only 6 ingredients!

    Rating: 5
  4. I made this. It was delicious and easy. My husband was in heaven said it was one of his top 5 meals. Making again this week, because of left over ingredients. We are really looking forward to it. I usually try to go a couple months before making something over, but this is too good to wait.

    Rating: 5
  5. Super yum!! I cooked with a bit of sesame oil, and that added a delish flavour. Great being Gluten Free. Very yum! Would make again any time.

    Rating: 5
    1. You can substitute with Mochiko Sweet Rice Flour. If you don’t have that either, you can use AP flour in a pinch though it will change the flavor.

  6. I always get this Honey Walnut shrimp from this one place we get take out, but every time the sauce gets watery. so I vowed to figure out the sauce. I always thought it was from putting it in the container while it was hot and the condensation watered it down. then I stumbled on this recipe for the breading, and decided to make the whole recipe. oh man, it was amazing, and it was the Honey Walnut sauce I was looking for!(without the walnuts and shrimp obviously) but my sauce also watered down after it sat for a while with the chicken in it, is there anyway to fix that?I’ll definitely be keeping this recipe in mind, even for the breading for other stuff. glad I stumbled on it!

    Rating: 5
    1. I’m so glad you love the recipe! Because this recipe has mayo in it, it will breakdown over time. It’s best to serve immediately.