Honey Chicken is a delicious continental dish which is usually served with pasta or macaroni. People admire this dish due to its sweet and sour taste which also leads you towards Chinese cuisine. The ingredients used in this recipe are easily available, but when it is prepared and tasted it feels like a huge effort was placed in cooking such a lovely dish. Ingredients used in this recipe are mostly used in Chinese dishes.
Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 1 Hour
Total time: 1 hr 30 min
Yield: 3 to 4 servings
Chicken slices: 8 pieces
Honey: 3 quarters
Soy sauce: 1 quarter cup
Olive oil: 1 quarter cup
Garlic powder: 1 Tablespoon
Black pepper: 1 Teaspoon
You will want to thoroughly wash your hands before starting this delicious recipe. Be sure to also wash or clean the entire work surface that you will be using to put this chicken dish together. Wash the utensils and other times that you will be using as well. Always keep your kitchen work areas clean and bacteria free to avoid any health issues later on.
Keep a preheated oven before you initialise the procedure of this fantastic dish. Preheat the oven to 18 degree C. This is important as you want the chicken to be properly cooked from the inside to enhance the overall taste and flavour of this recipe.
Take a pan and cover it with a tin foil and then grease it with butter or olive oil. It is entirely up to you as to whether you use olive oil or butter. This is based on your own personal taste. A good healthy choice will be to avoid the butter and use some good quality olive oil.
Place the chicken in the pan in a proper way and keep them apart. You will want to leave small spaces between the chicken pieces so that the entire dish gets cooked properly.
Take a small bowl and pour honey along with soya sauce, then add olive oil, garlic powder and black pepper in the end. Mix the ingredient properly to make a lovely sauce. You can add or reduce any ingredient like the honey, garlic powder or black pepper according to your own personal taste. This will not have a significant impact on the overall flavour or taste of this recipe.
Pour the prepared sauce all over the chicken and in the end brush the chicken with the similar mixture. Take your time as you cover the chicken with the sauce. You will want a nice smooth texture so be sure to check the consistency of the sauce before applying it to the chicken.
Place the tray into the oven and let it cook for an hour. Before you take the chicken out make sure it is properly cooked from the inside. Be careful while working around the oven and always mitts to protect your hands from getting burned.
You can serve this dish in various ways, either with boiled pasta, macaronis or rice. It is entirely up to you as to how you want to garnish and serve this delightful dish to your guests. Your family and friends will definitely enjoy this chicken dish.