Try this healthier fake away option – still just as tasty but much better for you!



Ingredients (serves 4 – adjust amounts accordingly):

Honey soy chicken:

  • 1kg chicken thigh fillets
  • 65g plain flour
  • 65g cornflour
  • 1tbsp salt
  • 2tbsp garlic granules
  • 125ml water
  • Oil for frying
  • 80g butter
  • 2tbsp clear honey
  • 2tbsp soy sauce
  • Spring onions and sesame seeds (optional)


Salt and pepper chips:

  • Oven chips (whole bag)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 chilli (red or green)
  • 2tsp salt
  • 2tsp Chinese 5 spice
  • 1tsp of chilli flakes (add more if you prefer more spice)
  • ½ tsp sugar



  • Preheat oven to required heat for chips, cut chicken thigh fillets into bite size pieces, finely chop onion, pepper, and chilli.
  • Place chicken into a large bowl, add the plain flour, corn flour, salt, garlic granules and water and mix so chicken is well covered.
  • Put chips onto a baking tray (maybe 2) and put into oven to cook
  • Heat oil in a pan (enough to shallow fry) or deep fat fry at 175 degrees if you have a fryer, cook for around 4-6 minutes, and sit to rest on a plate
  • Heat butter in a different frying pan, once melted add honey and soy sauce and mix on a medium heat until thick, place chicken in an oven proof dish and cover in glaze, then sit in oven to keep warm
  • In a clean large frying pan, add a little oil, once heated add in the onion, pepper and chilli and stir to coat in oil, once onions start to caramelise, add sugar, salt, chilli flakes, and Chinese 5 spice to the vegetables and mix, then fry for a further minute
  • After this, remove cooked chips from the oven and add to the mixed vegetables, cook on a low heat constantly mixing to coat the chips well.
  • Once done, take out the chicken from the oven and serve up onto a plate with the chips, then add the optional spring onions and sesame seeds on top!
  • Enjoy!


Calorie comparison…

Salt and pepper chips – 496 calories per portion

Honey soy chicken – 384 calories per portion

Total plate = 880 calories


Vs Chinese

Salt and pepper chips = 910 calories per container

Honey chicken = 656 calories per container

Total = 1566 calories


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