There’s nothing sticky about this Chinese Sticky Chicken recipe, but it’s sure to become a family favorite!
Approximately 10-11 years ago, I was visiting my then boyfriend (now husband) here in St. Louis. We saw this recipe in a magazine and thought we’d give it a try. We worked together in his small apartment kitchen, and were pleasantly surprised at the incredible flavor this dish had to offer.
I had kind of forgotten about this recipe until recently and decided it was time to make it again. Of course I wanted to share it with you too.
Ironically, I remember making this dish for the first time for my parents too. It’s always been a dish that gets raving reviews — and someone asks for the recipe. That’s always a sign that this is a recipe you want to hold on to.
Chinese Sticky Chicken Recipe
- 1 cup finely crushed Garlic and Butter Croutons 5 oz bag
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 2 tbsp. light soy sauce
- 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- Chopped scallions for garnish
In a large bowl, whisk crouton crumbs, onion powder and cornstarch. Stir in soy sauce.
Add chicken and toss until completely coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook, covered, for approximately 20 minutes (or until cooked through, nice and crispy). Turn 4-5 times to avoid burning.
Drain on paper towels.
Serve immediately with additional soy sauce and chopped scallions over a bed of white rice.
Recipe NotesThe original recipe called for Garlic and Onion Flavored Croutons. If used, omit the onion powder from the recipe.
Looking for a perfect side dish to accompany the Sticky Chinese Chicken? Steamed sugar snap peas are a favorite of mine.
All of these flavors combined are so amazing. I’m so glad I found this recipe again — and so is my husband. Whenever I say, “guess what I’m making tonight?” 95% of the time his first guess is, “Sticky Chicken? “
One thing I appreciate about this dish is that it’s not only delicious, but it takes me on a stroll down memory lane too. I hope you and your family enjoy it as much as we do.