Fakeaway Chicken

Fakeaway Chicken

Fakeaway Chicken

Yield: 3 portions
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

A classic Asian style dish that can be reproduced at home.


  • 6 tbsp Cornflour
  • 2 Chicken Breast
  • 2 tbsp Paprika
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 thumb Ginger  or ginger purée 
  • 2 Garlic Cloves or garlic purée 
  • 3 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Purée 
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Soya Sauce
  • 4 tbsp Honey
  • 1 pinch Chili Flakes
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 Spring Onion thinly sliced


  1. Preaheat the oven at 180C.
  2. Diced the chicken breast and in a bowl coat them in 3 tbsp of corn flour.
  3. Add the two eggs mix well and coat the chicken. Discard the egg wash that isn’t sticking to the chicken.
  4. Add the paprika, flour and seasoning. Coat everything.
  5. On a tray cook in the oven for 20 minutes. Check that it is well cooked.
  6. In the meantime in a very hot pan add the sesame oil and thinly sliced ginger and garlic. Cook for a few minutes.
  7. Add the tomato purée, soya sauce, sugar, honey and 1 cup water. Bring to a simmer.
  8. Add the Chili flakes. In a bowl mix 1 cup of water with 3 tbsp of cornflour add to the sauce. Simmer until the sauce thickens.
  9. Once the sauce is thick add the cooked chicken.
  10. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and or coriander, sliced spring onions.


Served perfectly with rice or broccoli.

You can also add some rice vinegar 1/3 cup to the sauce to counter the sweetness.

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