I love a good Fakeaway. In all honesty, I prefer a takeaway. But only because it’s naughty, and that always has an appeal! You can also get carried away with a takeaway and order everything on the menu. I tend to be a little more restrained when I cook. Which is obviously better all around. A fakeaway like this Orange and Honey Chicken is much cheaper and healthier than ordering a takeaway. The kids love the combination of tangy orange and sweet honey, and you can’t get carried away and end up eating the whole world.
You can, however, go to Aldi and buy some spring rolls and prawn crackers to have with it. You should definitely, 100% do that!
Lemon Chicken is my go-to takeaway choice. I love lemon, and the tanginess mixed with yummy crispy chicken is wonderful. Orange and Honey Chicken is equally wonderful and making it at home yourself means that you can go as tangy, or sweet as you like. Mine is in that wonderful middle ground, the best of both.
I like to add peppers and onions too, to give it a bit of crunch and to make sure husband eats a little bit of veg. It’s not the kids you have to sneak nutrition into in our house; they’d eat carrots for days. But, that and a little garlic and ginger is about it. It’s probably the easiest fakeaway recipe that I’ve made.
You can make it with crispy chicken if you prefer, using egg and corn flour. But, after the complete disaster of my last crispy chicken attempt, I tend not to. It’s also healthier this way, and I quite like it with normal, tender chicken covered in sticky Orange and Honey Sauce.
We serve our Orange and Honey Chicken with rice or noodles for a perfect, filling meal.
Easy Orange and Honey Chicken
- 4 Chicken Breasts Diced
- 2 Oranges Juice and Zest
- 1 Green pepper Sliced
- 1 Onion Sliced
- 2 cm Root Ginger Grated
- 2 Cloves Garlic Crushed
- 50 ml Soy Sauce
- 5 tbsp Honey
- 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
- Heat the sesame oil in a frying pan.
- Add the chicken and fry until browned.
- Add the onions, pepper, garlic and ginger, mix and fry for a further 5 minutes.
- Pour in the orange juice and zest, soy and honey.
- Stir and bring to a simmer.
- Cook, stirring constantly until the sauce has thickened to a thick sticky glaze.
- Serve immediately.