With only 5 ingredients this really is Chinese food made easy, not to mention extremely cheap. I opted for thighs as this is the cheapest cut of chicken, plus meat cooked on the bone is often a lot more tender. Honey can be pretty pricey but if you opt for a supermarket own brand you’ll make a huge saving.
This sweet and sticky chicken is deliciously aromatic, serve with noodles or egg fried rice and you’ve got yourself the perfect fakeaway.
Serves 2, Dairy Free.
– 4 Chicken thighs, skin removed.
– 4 Tablespoons of light soy sauce.
– 2 Tablespoons of honey, extra for drizzling.
– 1 Heaped teaspoon of Chinese five spice.
– 2 Garlic cloves, crushed.
– Sesame seeds for garnish, optional.
– Oil or low cal cooking spray.
1. Remove all skin from the chicken thighs, place in a bowl along with the soy sauce, honey, Chinese five spice and garlic. Mix well, cover and leave to marinate in the fridge for 2 hours.
2. After 2 hours place the chicken and marinade on a baking tray that’s been lined with baking parchment, ensure the baking parchment has been lightly brushed with oil.
3. Place in a preheated oven at 200C for 30 minutes then remove and baste, drizzle over some extra honey and sesame seeds, place back in the oven for a further 15 minutes, after this your chicken is ready to serve.