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Grace Cuisine

Chicken stir fry with honey and chilli


The beauty of this dish is that it's so quick and easy and you can spice it up as much or as little as you want. It can also be supplemented with extra vegetables, such as mushrooms or pak choi.

(Serves four as a starter or two as a main)
4 chicken thighs
A sprinkle of chilli flakes
2 tsp sesame oil
½ tsp garlic, chopped
½ tsp fresh red chilli, chopped
200g baby corn, chopped in half
200g mange tout peas
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp clear honey
1 spring onion, sliced
Salt and pepper

Season the chicken with salt, pepper and the chilli flakes. Pour the sesame oil into a saute pan and put on a high heat.

Add the chicken and brown all over, then cook for 10-15 minutes, adding a touch of water if it looks dry. Remove from the pan and leave to one side.

Add the garlic, fresh chilli, chopped corn and mange tout and saute until cooked, for about five minutes.

Return the chicken to the pan and add the soy sauce, honey and spring onion. Stir well, to coat the chicken in the sweet and chilli flavours.

Check the seasoning and serve with rice or sauted chinese greens.


By: Anna
On: 05/26/2014 16:30:23
VERY happily I have all the ingredients for this and so I am making it this evening for my family. It looks delicious! I was stuck for an idea, so the timing was perfect... will let you know how it turns out! Thanks for the recipe GC!
By: Jenny
On: 05/26/2014 17:21:45
In a word - YUM! I have had something like this before in restaurants. But this recipe actually looks a lot nicer as it is so simple, and not too heavy or fatty. Will have to give it a try.
By: Maggie M.
On: 05/27/2014 17:56:53
I would like to try this recipe with chicken breast instead of chicken thighs. It looks great, but I think I would prefer a different cut of the chicken. The nice thing though about recipes like this is they are pretty versatile, and hard to get wrong.
By: John
On: 05/31/2014 20:25:00
I agree with Maggie - I think this would be a better recipe with chicken breast - would work a little better as the main meal that way too I think. It looks like a great recipe. I love the idea of the sweet and savory of honey and soy sauce, along with the kick of the chillis. Can't really go wrong with that combo!
By: Marcus
On: 09/07/2014 13:04:35
There is NOTHING as amazing as chilli and honey together! That is what I think makes this a special recipe. I disagree about using chicken breast though - I think this recipe will work wonderfully as is, since the cut of the meat here is well suited to this particular flavor profile. Chicken breast is a lower fat, drier meat and I think given the nature of this recipe would alter it. I am sure it would still be nice, but I think the way this dish is flavored works well with the thigh and makes it more of a starter or a side, which is great on a lunch menu. I am in chef training at the moment, and we are right now learning about how various cuts of meat work in some recipes but not others.
By: Anable R.
On: 09/16/2014 09:25:43
This does look great but every time I try to cook with mange tout peas I end up eating 90 percent of them before they hit the dish. Will have to buy more than needed. I wonder if this recipe could work well with pork, which I prefer to chicken. I will try that, I think, since I bought some and was looking for a way to prepare it. Thanks for the recipe.

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