Sweet Chinese honey and garlic chicken – an easy family favorite recipe that’s ready in 30 minutes and better than takeout!
2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/2 inch thickness
salt and pepper, to taste
3 tablespoons oil
1/2 cup corn starch
2 teaspoons garlic
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (may sub white vinegar)
1/2 cup white vinegar
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
2 tablespoons cold water
1 tablespoon corn starch
optional: scallions, sesame seeds, cooked white or brown rice or [url:1]fried rice[/url]
Heat oil in a large pan or skillet over medium heat. Chop the chicken into bite sized pieces. Toss the chicken pieces in the corn starch. Cook the coated chicken in the preheated pan 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure even cooking, until chicken is cooked through and crisp on the outside.
In a small sauce pan whisk together all sauce ingredients except for corn starch slurry. Bring to a boil. In a small bowl combine cold water and corn starch for the slurry. Add to boiling sauce. Reduce to a simmer and allow to cook a couple more minutes until thick.
Add sauce to chicken and stir to coat. Serve with rice and scallions or sesame seeds if desired.