Crispy Honey Soy Chicken

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Crispy Honey Soy Chicken

Crispy Honey Soy Chicken

With its crispy, juicy, and succulent texture, this dish will surely become a family favourite. It can be prepared in less time than it takes to order delivery from your local Chinese restaurant. The sweet honey and savoury soy sauce combination is a classic – my kids are obsessed with the flavours. I hope you try my easy-to-make and delicious fakeaway recipe!

  • Total Time: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 1x





  • 600g chicken thigh or breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup corn flour
  • Oil for shallow frying (see note 1)
  • 2 spring onions, sliced into 2cm batons
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • Rice or noodles to serve


  1. In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients (corn flour, chicken stock, tamari or all-purpose soy sauce, honey, minced garlic and lime juice). Set aside.
  2. Place the chicken in a large bowl, add the corn flour and toss to coat.
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and cook the chicken in batches for 3-4 minutes until golden. Set aside on a paper towel to drain.
  4. Wipe the pan clean and add the prepared sauce to the same pan. Cook for 2 minutes, occasionally stirring until slightly thickened. Add ⅔ cup of water. Cook for a further 2 minutes before returning the chicken to the pan along with the spring onions.
  5. Toss the chicken in the sauce so that it is evenly coated and glossy.
  6. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve immediately on a bed of rice or noodles.


Note 1 – Olive oil was used in this recipe. If a neutral flavour is preferred, canola or vegetable oil can be used.

MAKE AHEAD – This recipe is best made fresh. Prepare your chicken by slicing it in advance to speed through dinner. 

LEFTOVERS – Refrigerate for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave until piping hot. Not suitable for freezing.

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Stir-fry
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: freezer friendly, easy and fast

4 Responses

    1. The corn flour is the secret ingredient that keeps the chicken from drying out, so simple but makes all the difference – We love this one too! I am so, so glad you enjoyed it and am so grateful you took the time to write – Thank you so much! x

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