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Honey Chilli Chicken Fakeaway Recipe

Learn how to make crispy honey chilli chicken with this homemade Chinese fakeaway recipe. It's so easy and quick! Plus, the sauce is so good.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 People
Calories 516 kcal


To Make The Crispy Chicken

  • 600 g Chicken Thighs 5-6 Chicken Thigh Pieces
  • 40 g Self-Raising Flour
  • 70 g Cornflour
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Chinese Five Spice
  • 125 ml Water

To Make Honey Chilli Chicken

  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 15 g Ginger Thumb-Size
  • ½ Juice From Lemon
  • 80 ml Water
  • 10 g Cornflour


  • In a large mixing bowl, mix flour, cornflour, salt, Chinese five spice and water together until well combined and a batter has formed.
  • With a sharp knife, cut the chicken thighs into bite-sized pieces and place the diced chicken into the batter. With tongs mix the chicken into the batter until all pieces are coated in the batter.
  • Depending on your wok or frying pan size, shallow fry 3 to 4 pieces of chicken on a medium-high heat for 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown on both sides. Continue until all chicken pieces have been fried.
  • Once the chicken has been fried, heat a clean wok or frying pan on a medium heat and fry the garlic , ginger and chillies for 2 minutes before adding the lemon juice, soy sauce, and honey to the frying pan. Leave to simmer until the mixture starts to bubble.
  • Mix water and cornflour in a cup and pour into the bubbling mixture and stir.
  • After mixing the honey chilli sauce for a minute or two add in the crispy shredded chicken pieces and mix until evenly coated in the sauce.


Calories: 516kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 26gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 147mgSodium: 671mgPotassium: 373mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 121IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 2mg
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