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crispy honey soy chicken

Crispy honey soy chicken

  • Author: Pip Payne
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Diet: Low Calorie


Crunchy yet succulent baked chicken pieces in a sweet and spicy gochujang sauce – prepped and cooked in under 30 mins.

Syns per portion: 2.5


  • 8 chicken thigh fillets, excess fat trimmed away and cut into quarters

For the marinade:

  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 5cm piece of ginger, peeled and grated
  • 3 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon crushed chilli flakes
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

For baking the chicken:

  • 4 tablespoons cornflour
  • Low calorie cooking spray

 For the sauce:

  • ½ cup (125ml) dark soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2cm piece ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and diced
  • 2 spring onions, trimmed and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed chilli flakes
  • 1 teaspoon cornflour
  • ¼ cup (60ml) cold water

To garnish (optional)

  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 spring onion, trimmed and finely sliced
  • Small handful fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • ½ red chilli, deseeded and finely diced


  1. Make up the marinade for the chicken by mixing up all the marinade ingredients.
  2. Stir in the chicken pieces and mix well. Set aside for at least 20 minutes to marinade (this is a great opportunity to prepare the sauce ingredients).
  3. Heat the oven to 190C
  4. pray a large baking tray with low calories cooking spray, and then dip each piece of chicken into the cornflour to coat it, then place onto the baking tray making sure there is a little space between each piece of chicken.
  5. Spray the chicken thoroughly with low calorie cooking spray and bake for 25 minutes, until crispy on the outside.
  6. For the sauce, add the soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, red chilli, spring onions and crushed chilli into a pan and bring up to a fast simmer. Simmer for 3 minutes stirring regularly.
  7. Stir in 1 teaspoon of cornflour into the ¼ cup cold water until dissolved and pour into the saucepan. Simmer for another minute until the sauce thickens up.
  8. Add the crispy chicken, stir it thoroughly into the sauce.
  9. Serve immediately garnished with sesame seeds, sp[ring onions, coriander and chill, and with the side of your choice.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes (including marinading time)
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Fakeaway
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Asian-style

Keywords: fakeaway, chilli, chicken,