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Stirfry sticky chicken
Recipe & image courtesy of Avonmore

Sticky honey chicken with rice

The perfect meal to have when you feel like eating something sweet with a hint of savoury.

Serving: 4
Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy


  • 120g ghee
  • 120g flour
  • 200ml buttermilk
  • 450g chicken fillets, chopped into bite-sized pieces

For the sauce:

  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 150g honey
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

To serve:

  • Sesame seeds
  • Rice


  1. Heat the ghee in a large, deep pan over a medium-high heat. Place the flour and buttermilk in two separate shallow bowls.

  2. One at a time, dredge chicken pieces in the flour, then in the buttermilk, then back into the flour.
  3. Working in batches of 5-6 pieces, cook the coated chicken in the ghee until golden brown and crisp. Transfer to a plate lined with kitchen paper.
  4. In a small cup, combine the cornflour with the water.
  5. In a small saucepan over a medium-high heat, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, cider vinegar and sesame oil. Bring to boil. Reduce to a simmer and stir in the cornflour mixture. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until the sauce has thickened slightly.
  6. Remove from the heat. Stir the cooked chicken through the glaze to coat and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve immediately with rice.