I, on more than one occasion, have professed my love of Chinese buffets. My family would be there once a week if my husband allowed it. I’m not one of those people who end up with 5 plates in front of them, instead I get one plate and put one piece of everything on that plate. I’m a weirdo, what can I say? But there are a few things that I’m willing to go back for seconds of and one of those is honey chicken. If you’ve never tried it, it’s deep fried chicken nuggets that are tossed in a honey sauce. Oh yes. It’s super sweet and just perfection in every way.
This recipe is exactly like that honey chicken I love so much! The original recipe says that it’s not as sweet as the buffet-style chicken but I think it’s identical to the versions of honey chicken I’ve tried. My kids even ate it which says a lot because neither of them are big chicken eaters unless it comes in a cardboard box and with a toy.
I will recommend that you make extra sauce to put on the rice. Trust me, you’ll want it.