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Chicken Honey
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5 from 7 votes

How to Cook Chicken Honey

This dish is as easy as cooking chicken adobo where you only need to combine all the ingredients in a pot and cook until done.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Chicken Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: chicken honey
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 256kcal
Author: Manny


  • 2 kilos chicken legs or thigh, cut into serving pieces
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic crushed
  • 2 pcs bay leaves
  • 1 Tbsp. peppercorns crushed
  • water if needed
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch diluted with 2 tsp. water for the sauce

For garnishing(optional):

  • 2 stalks spring onions chopped
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds


How to cook Chicken Honey:

  • Prepare the chicken marinade by combining soy sauce, sugar, garlic, bay leaves and peppercorns in a bowl. Mix the ingredients until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Put the chicken in the marinade and mix with the chicken until well coated and let stand for 30 minutes.
  • In a pan or wok, put the chicken with the marinade and bring to a boil. Then simmer until the chicken is tender. Add some water if needed just in case the sauce is drying up.
  • Prick the chicken with a fork to check if the chicken is already cooked. Juices should run clear.
  • Taste the sauce and adjust the sugar and soy sauce if needed. Add in the spring onions and simmer for a few minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the sauce and grill the chicken. Thicken the sauce by adding cornstarch and simmer until the sauce is thick. Arrange the chicken in a platter and pour some sauce and garnish with sesame seeds. Serve hot.