The 4 Ingredient Chinese Chicken

Every Saturday during school hours, college hours and work hours, my stomach has growled a little more because it knew what my mother would be treating it with as soon as I got back home. We’ve had a fixed menu, mostly for Saturday’s only for as long as I can remember-Amazing noodles tossed in a spicy, sweet sauce (Recipe for which I’ll be sharing soon) and a saucy, spicy and amazingly side of chicken for it to go with. Aaaahhhh!

Till date, we don’t really have a proper name for this yummy chicken and we call it the “Honey chicken” even though there’s no honey going into it. Hahahaha.IMG_4023

But, You could try adding some honey, if you like it sweet. This recipe mainly needs 4 main ingredients and the other 2 just staple ingredients. Easy and super quick recipe.

Mums also made this with prawns. Tastes just as good she said.

You can have this as a side to Chicken Fried Rice or some noodles.


10-15 bite-size boneless Chicken/ 7-8 chicken pieces with bone

2.5 tbsp Soya sauce

3 tbsp+1 tbsp Tomato sauce

2-3 green chilies

1 tbsp oil

Salt to taste


*Make sure not to overcook the chicken and make it dry. There needs to be some sauce in the end.

*Add salt only if required. Soya sauce by itself is salty.

*Add little water ONLY if there’s no residual gravy.

*The spicier, the better.

*If you intend to add honey, add about 1/2 tsp towards the end.

*Want to add an Indian touch, garnish with chopped onions and coriander leaves.


In a non-stick pan, add the soya and 3 tbsp tomato sauce, chilies and chicken and let it cook on low flame with a closed lid.


When the chickens almost cooked, add 1 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp tomato sauce and toss.



The same recipe made using Prawns



Serve with Fried rice or Noodles!


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