Sunday, October 11, 2009

Honey Chilli Chicken

Its the summer of 1998 and my mum enrolled me into my Aunt's Summer Cooking classes to learn the basics of cooking, not that there wasn't anything better to do, but I was just as excited and eager to go for it. A ten day course and this was one of the first recipes she handed her students. It has now become a hit with my family. Oh yes, at the end of the ten days we were given our certificates - an achievement isn't it? what say!

Boneless chicken - 500gm
Tomato Sauce - 2 tbsp
Balsamic Vinegar - 2 tsp
Soya Sauce - 1 tbsp
Honey - 1tbsp (you could be generous depending on how sweet you want it)
Ginger - 1 inch sliced in strips
Garlic - 5-6 pods sliced in strips
Green Chillies - 2-3 chopped
Plain Flour
1 Medium Onion chopped
Spring onion

Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and lightly coat with flour. Deep fry the chicken in batches till it turns a golden brown and is cooked through. Pour away any excess oil and leaving about 1 tbsp of oil in the wok fry the chopped onion till translucent, followed by ginger and garlic. Saute for a minute or two and then add green chillies. Add the balsamic vinegar, followed by soya sauce and tomato sauce and saute well. Drizzle in the honey, add the fried chicken to the mixture. Let the chicken absorb the sauces for about 3-4 minutes. Just before serving add the chopped spring onion.

Tip: If you don't have balsamic vinegar, synthetic vinegar and lemon juice of 2tbsp each should do!


  1. Gosh,Looks YUM!!
    Cant wait to try this.

  2. Hi aliena,
    a lovely blog of a lovely person-loved ur header with the Proverbs qoute-it rocks & so does ur blog,infact will be linking to this recipe when i try it & had been working on a few posts(working= tried and tested recipe already written but have to try it again for pics & publish the post)& u have very similiar stuff here so will link back when i do and try ur version too and send ya the link.
    ur little ones pics are so dang cute!!!


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