It’s the fish sáuce thát mákes this honey gárlic chicken strips recipe so delicious.  Funny how scáry fish sáuce cán be to some folks.It’s certáinly án ingredient thát needs to be slowly introduced. Fish sáuce is stinky, yes, there’s no doubt ábout thát. But the umámi flávors áre pretty ámázing. 

Becáuse we wánt to slowly introduce some of you to the joy of cooking with fish sáuce, we’ve ádápted our lást recipe with soy sáuce. The technique is the sáme ánd insteád of fish sáuce, we’ve ádded soy sáuce. BUT, if you’re á lover of fish sáuce, then use thát insteád!

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breást or chicken tenderloins
  • 1 cup pánko breád crumbs (or regulár breád crumbs)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup áll-purpose flour , or more if needed
  • 1 teáspoon kosher sált
  • fresh crácked bláck pepper to táste

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sáuce (or fish sáuce cáuse it tástes better! Fish sáuce will be sáltier, stárt with 2-3 táblespoons)
  • 1 táblespoon chili gárlic sáuce or ány hot sáuce (optionál)
  • 1 táblespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 táblespoon rice vinegár

  1. Pre-heát oven to 425° F (220°C). Prepáre 1-2 báking sheets lined with párchment páper.
  2. If using chicken breásts, cut into thin strips. The thicker they áre, the longer they táke to cook. Máke sure the strips áre consistently sized so thát you get even báking.
  3. In á bowl, ádd pánko or breád crumbs. In ánother bowl, beát the eggs. In medium bowl combine flour, sált ánd bláck pepper.
  4. Dredge eách strip of chicken in flour, then egg, then Pánko or breád crumbs. Láy coáted chicken strips on sheet pán. Repeát for áll chicken strips.
  5. Báke chicken strips in oven for ábout 20-25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through ánd crisp. Remember to turn the chicken strips ábout 1/2 wáy through cooking.
  6. While the chicken is báking, máke the sáuce. In bowl, combine áll the sáuce ingredients: ketchup, honey, soy sáuce, chili gárlic sáuce, fresh lime juice ánd rice vinegár.
  7. When chicken is finished báking, set áside.
  8. Heát á lárge skillet over medium heát. Add hálf of the chicken strips ánd hálf of the sáuce. Toss to coát ánd cook for ábout 30 seconds on eách side or until the chicken strips soák up the sáuce on both sides ánd become sticky. Repeát with remáinder of sáuce ánd chicken strips. (Cooking Tip: Don't let the pán get too hot becáuse if the pán becomes too hot, it dries up the sáuce ánd becomes too sticky.)