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Honey Chile Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Honey Chile Chicken

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"For those who like spicy and sweet dishes, like General Tso's Chicken, this is for you. It's very tasty and easy."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl; add chicken and toss to coat.
  2. Heat the oil in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat; add the chicken a few pieces at a time; fry until golden and no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove chicken to a plate lined with paper towels to drain.
  3. Discard all but 2 tablespoons oil from the skillet and return to heat. Cook the ginger in the oil until fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour in the honey and cook another 1 minute. Whisk together the water, lemon juice, cornstarch, chili sauce, soy sauce, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl; mix into the honey and ginger; bring to a boil. Add the chicken to the sauce and stir to coat; cook until the chicken is heated through, about 3 minutes. Fold the green onions into the mixture and cook 1 minute more. Serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 02, 2012

Awesome recipe... just used the chicken thighs. I wished there were a suggested amount of red pepper flakes to add ( I added 1 tbs ) ... too hot for me ... just right for the hubby! All in all... great copy cat recipe for general tsos chicken! Thanks for the recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 31, 2009

Flavor was more sweet than spicy, but definitely had an asian taste :) I used boneless skinless chicken breasts instead and added a red pepper cut up into chunks in the last 3 mins of cooking and finished off with sesame seeds for presentation. Good flavor, but lacking something savory in the sauce.


8 Ratings

Apr 06, 2010

I love this recipe! I also boned the chicken and only used leg & thigh meat as I used to have this recipe from an old Chinese cookbook that I can no longer find, and the white meat seemed to always be too dry. I also used veg oil for frying, added minced garlic along with the ginger, and omitted the red pepper flakes. Thanks for posting!

Oct 01, 2014

Really great recipe. I used sliced chicken breasts, chili oil, and added a little extra honey and ginger. I also added some cashew nuts as well. The heat from the chili was just right and the honey just gave it that sticky texture I love. This is definitely going to be a go to recipe for me from now on.

Aug 05, 2014

This is awesome, but make sure to use sriracha or another spicy type of chili sauce. I used a sweet Asian chili sauce, and it was still good, but with the honey and the other sweet flavors, I think it would have been better with a spicy sauce!

Nov 13, 2013

I didn't care for the sauce- it was sweet ,gooey and overpowered by the chili sauce.


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  • Calories
  • 614 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.9 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 129 mg
  • 43%
  • Fat
  • 37 g
  • 57%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 35.2 g
  • 70%
  • Sodium
  • 782 mg
  • 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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