General Syrup’s Chicken

Main courses

General Syrup’s Chicken

4 portions


20 min


10 min

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  • 900 g (2 lb.) boneless chicken breast, cut into small cubes
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) cornstarch
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) flour
  • 10 ml (2 teaspoons) baking powder
  • 5 ml (1 teaspoon) salt
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) vegetable oil


  • 10 ml (2 teaspoons) sesame oil
  • 10 ml (2 teaspoons) ginger, grated
  • 3 green onions, sliced diagonally
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) water
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) maple syrup
  • 30 ml (2 tablespoons) cornstarch
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) soy sauce
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) chilli sauce


  1. Coat chicken cubes in cornstarch. In a bowl, mix together eggs, flour, baking powder and salt, then add chicken and coat well with the mixture.
  2. In a frying pan, heat oil over high heat and add chicken.
  3. Sauté chicken, stirring often, for about 10 minutes or until golden brown on the outside and no longer pink on the inside.
  4. Remove chicken from heat and prepare sauce.
  5. In a saucepan, add sesame oil, ginger and green onions, and cook for 3 minutes over medium-high heat.
  6. Then add water and maple syrup and simmer for one more minute.
  7. Meanwhile, dissolve cornstarch in soy sauce and chili sauce in a bowl, then pour into saucepan. Cook for 2 more minutes or until sauce thickens.
  8. Add chicken to sauce and serve with a rice of your choice.

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