Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Crunchy Honey Garlic Chicken (or Pork)
She was sooo excited to try this recipe she saw online at Rock Recipes, but was disappointed about how it turned out. The meat was amazing but the sauce was too sweet and hardened too quickly. The pictures on the site look just too good not to try again sometime in the near future.
We recommend you try it, but take our advice and don't let the sauce cool down before putting it on the chicken/pork!
For 2-3 chicken breasts/ pork
2-3 chicken breasts or pork flattened like Schnitzel
1 cup flour
2 tsp salt
2 tsp pepper
1 tsp each of thyme/sage/nutmeg
1 Tbs paprika
1 tsp cayenne pepper
4 Tbs water
Oil for frying
Flatten the chicken/pork and season with salt and pepper.
In a shallow bowl, place the flour with the seasonings. In another bowl, whisk the eggs with water.
Dip the chicken breasts into the egg mixture and then into the flour. Make sure to get a good amount of flour on the meat. Repeat by dipping into the egg and then the flour.
Preheat a good amount of oil over medium heat. When the oil is very hot add the meat. Medium allows the meat to get a good brown without cooking too quickly on the outside before the inside gets cooked. Cook about 3-4 minutes and flip, cooking another 3-4 minutes.
Remove from heat and dip into the honey garlic sauce
Honey Garlic Sauce
1 Tbs olive oil
2-3 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tsp pepper
Cook the oil and garlic in a sauce pan over medium heat until the garlic is soft but now brown.
Add the honey, soy sauce, and pepper. Simmer for 5-10 minutes.
The recipe we found says that the sauce should then be removed from the heat and allowed to cool for a few minutes before dipping the chicken into it. We recommend not to do this! Our sauce got hard right away and was impossible to dip the meat into. Instead we had a thick layer of sauce on top of our meat.
Tasty but very sweet and not as beautiful as we were expecting.