Saturday, 14 July 2012

Hot Honey Chicken (Indian Style) & Update regarding 'The Master Chef Contest'

Honey chicken is one among the favorites for many chicken lovers. Basically it is a Chinese style recipe with a sweet flavor and some mild spices, but we Indians are addicted to spicy recipes especially me and my hubby. So adding some spices really made this recipe yummy and spicier. Not much spices, just the addition of red chillies itself makes it hot enough. Using skinless chicken avoids obesity and cholesterol problems, because the skin contains about 70% of the cholesterol. I have made this version in my own style, am a chicken lover and so I can never go wrong with chicken recipes. You and your kids will love it, just try once. Serve it as side-dish for fried rice, pulao, and Indian bread varieties. You can try new versions or use mushrooms or cauliflower to substitute chicken. Lets see what is required and how to prepare it.

INGREDIENTS

(Serves 3)
  1. Chicken - 300 grams (Preferably boneless pieces)
  2. Capsicum - 1/4 cup (diced/chopped)
  3. Honey - 3.5 spoons
  4. Soya sauce - 1 spoon + 1 spoon
  5. Red chilli sauce - 1 spoon + 1 spoon 
  6. Red chillies - 6 (For making red chilli paste)
  7. Red chilli powder - 1 spoon
  8. Pepper powder - 1/4 spoon
  9. Baking powder - 2 pinches
  10. Ginger-Garlic paste - 1 spoon + 1/2 spoon
  11. Corn flour - 4 spoons 
  12. All purpose flour / Maida - 4 spoons
  13. Salt - As per taste
  14. Oil - As required

PREPARATION  METHOD

  • Wash chicken pieces well in water and chop into medium sized cubes and set aside. (Boneless pieces preferred to get it cooked soon)
  • Soak red chillies in hot water for 30 minutes and make a paste of it (red chilli paste) and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, make a thick batter of the following with consistency similar to dosa batter and set aside.
(Flour Batter)
1. Corn flour - 4 spoons
2. All purpose flour / Maida - 4 spoons
3. Ginger-Garlic paste - 1 spoon
4. Baking powder - 2 pinches
5. Salt - As per taste
  • Now make the marinade for chicken. Make a paste of the following;
(Honey Paste)
1. Honey - 3 spoons
2. Red chilli powder - 1 spoon
3. Pepper powder - 1/4 spoon
4. Soya sauce - 1 spoon
5. Red chilli sauce - 1 spoon 
6. Salt - As per taste 

  • Marinate the chicken with the prepared marinade paste (honey paste) for an hour. 
  • Then dip the marinated chicken pieces in the flour batter and deep fry the pieces on low flame until it turns golden dark brown and crisp. Set aside. This may take a maximum of 10 minutes time. (Chopping into smaller pieces makes it get cooked soon)
  • In a pan/wok add 2 spoons of oil, add 1/2 spoon ginger garlic paste and saute well until the raw smell leaves.
  • Then add a spoon of soya sauce, a spoon of prepared red chilli paste, red chilli sauce, 1/2 spoon of honey,  little water and mix well.
  • Add diced capsicum and saute well.
  • Add a pinch of salt and add the fried chicken pieces and saute well.
  • Set on low flame close the pan with a lid and cook for 2 mins.
  • Remove from flame and serve.

TIP 1: Add a pinch of Ajinomoto if necessary while making the final saute.

TIP 2: If you don't want too much of spiciness avoid red chilli paste.

TIP 3: Add egg white while making the flour batter to make it more tastier.

TIP 4: Add minced or chopped ginger and garlic while making the final saute instead of adding ginger garlic paste if you wish. If you are going to add ginger-garlic paste be careful, because it will splutter.

TIP 5: We are going to use only a spoon of red chilli paste we have prepared, so the rest can be stored and used in other gravies. Also increase or decrease the spiciness according to your taste.


Yummy and Spicy Hot Honey Chicken is now ready!! Its a real treat for chicken lovers and kids!! Enjoy with your favorite rice variety or bread variety!! Enjoy a home-made healthier restaurant style preparation this weekend :)

Update regarding 'The Master chef contest'

Almost 50% has been completed with the selection of winner for the contest and will announce the winners this coming week. I have sent a mail regarding this to all the participants. But some of the participant's e-mail id seems be wrong. Certain mail ids are giving back a failure notice to receive my mail. Please do send me a mail if you have not got a mail. Even if you have got a mail please send me an acknowledgement e-mail (click here to send me a mail), saying that you have received the mail. Also I have chosen extra awards for various categories etc. There is a tough competition between many yummy recipes. Am putting in a lot of effort to chose the best recipes. Hope I do my best to select the winner.
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57 comments:

  1. inviting clicks :) tempting me..

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  2. Chicken looks absolutely divine..I'll make it soon.
    I did recieve your mail Divya..
    Love the way you are working towards the selection of the winners in a fair manner.
    Thanks.

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    1. Thank you so much Shobha ji :) Without all of you the event wouldn't have been a success thank you so much :)

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    1. Wanna parcel?? or better drop in for dinner :)

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  4. super delicious and tempting clicks Divya... eagerly waiting for the contest result...

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    1. Won't keep you waiting long results will be published next week :) And thank you for participating :)

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  5. That looks so delicious... Yummy preparation...

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  6. Hi Divya ,

    Frankly speaking :)))

    Really mouth watering:)))

    Looks Delicious and colourful!!!

    Keep on Dear..

    www.southindiafoodrecipes.blogspot.in

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  7. Wow.....you presented a divine recipe to all of us. Mouthwatering and absolutely yummy....surely try on next weekend and will feedback to you. Thanks a lot.

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    1. Thanks Sanoli do try it and share with me the feedback :)

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  8. Yummy!!!! Wonderful recipe!!! :)

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  9. And there is an acknowledgement also Divya, I received your email to my mail id. It is absolutely ok, no problem. Thanks a lot dear.

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    1. Thanks for the acknowledgement Sanoli :) Thanks for your participation!!

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  10. A very good recipe Divya, Amazing clicks!

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  11. delicious dear...yummy. I received the mail dear

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    1. Thanks for the comment and acknowledgement dear :) and thanks for participating too :)

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  12. Chicken looks superb and the idea of adding honey is great. Loved it.
    I got your mail divya and eagerly waiting for the results. Great to see you are judging it taking time, I know it needs loads of patience and time :) Cheers!

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    1. Thanks Lavanya :) I loved this chicken with sweet and spicy taste hope you like it because you are a chicken lover like me :) Am very concerned about the results and am happy about all the delicious contributions..Thanks for participating dear :)

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  13. Your honey chicken looks marvelous! And I love its spiciness, too :)

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    1. Thanks for visiting my space Lizzy!! Welcome..Do come back if you have time to spare :)

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  14. Irresistible,delicious and inviting chicken.

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  15. Inviting Clicks:) very new to me:)
    it makes my tummy sound !!! looks yum yumm!!
    http://indiantastyfoodrecipes.blogspot.com

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  16. Divya, this looks soo tempting and love that crunch on top of the chicken! Happy following you back!

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    1. Thanks Gauri Welcome to my space!! Do visit again :)

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  17. Awesome prep Divya, looks so delicious and spicy enough for a person like me. Tempting clicks as well.
    I didn't get any mail Divya, if in case u need to contact me drop in a mail to cookezee@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks dear..
      Regarding the mail I have re-sent it again..Please check :)

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  18. Looks yummy :-) Nice pics too Divya :-) Great

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  19. These honey chicken bites look fingerlicking!

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  20. Wow! This looks really irresistible.

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  21. Splendid clicks and recipes... Happy to follow u.......
    http://recipe-excavator.blogspot.com

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  22. Hi Divya..Chicken looks yummy n delicious!!!!
    Perfect colour n beautiful presentation:)))

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  23. Hello Divya, No Doubt to say This is a best blog and thanks to share such awesome recipe. Its looking delicious and spicy. I'll try it soon. I love its spiciness. Frankly speaking Its "Superb"

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  24. What a color..Nice :)

    http://seethaskitchen.blogspot.com

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  25. It Sounds very Yummy and luscious Recipe. I love Fast Food and Chicken Recipes.

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  26. HI DIVYA

    CAN U TELL HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COOK THE CHICKEN .IT WAS TAKING QUITE A LONG TIME, I WAS NOR SURE.IN ANOTHER NON VEG RECEIPE U HAVE SAID NO GINGER NO GARLIC , I HAVENT HEARD ABT IT , IS IT GOOD TO CONSUME LIKE THAT.

    REGARDS
    MEENA

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    1. Hi Meena :)

      You must use boneless pieces for it to get cooked soon and also the chicken pieces should be medium sized pieces big ones definitely takes time to cook, so chop them into smaller pieces after you get them from the butcher shop, deep fry them or shallow fry the however it takes not more than 7 minutes. If its like old chicken or country chicken then it may take time but not more than 10 minutes Meena. I have used broiler here and it got cooked really fast. Since you are frying it first you wont have the necessity to cook longer while sauteing.

      Regarding the no ginger no garlic recipe, ginger and garlic helps get rid of the digestive problems that may occur while consuming non veg recipes and also helps to get rid of the microbes present in the recipe or under cooked meat. But they are not the only ingredients that will ease digestion or get rid of the microbes etc there are lots of other spices and ingredients like cumin seeds, fennel seeds, pepper powder, turmeric powder, salt, onions which all ease digestion and acts as alternatives to ginger or garlic etc, so nothing to worry about :) I will have definitely added such ingredients to avoid health probs, I think you are talking about the mutton recipe, do try it out taste-wise and health-wise its really good :)

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    2. If in case you need your chicken to get fried soon just steam cook it for a few minutes and then do the frying part :) Hope it helps!!

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  27. Hello Divya, your recipes are awsome,just wanted to know if it's Table spoons or tea spoons your using for the recipes.

    Kind Regards

    Amina

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    1. HI Amina, thanks a lot for the kind appreciation :) I have mentioned about the spoon I use, in the about me section, hope it clarifies your doubts :)
      http://youtoocancookindianfood.blogspot.in/p/about-author.html

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  28. HI Divya,
    Wonderful recipe.You are doing a great job :-) Can i use oven(baked version) instead of oil frying... so that i can eat without guilt!!

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