Back to Recipe Menu

Cambodian honey glazed chicken with a chilli-coriander dipper



  • Press a large sheet of kitchen foil in the base of a heavy-bottomed casserole (or large pot), coming up the sides. Then scatter the lemongrass and shallots with 8 garlic cloves and the lime leaves in the base. Gently cook for about 5 mins until everything starts to colour, carefully tossing now and again.
  • Combine the honey with about 1 tbsp salt and rub all over the chicken using your hands.
  • Place the chicken on top of the vegies with any honey. Cover with a solid lid, turn the heat down and cook for about 5 mins.
  • Then cook the chicken for about 30-40 mins, regularly adding a slurp of rice wine to the casserole as you do so and turning the chicken now and then.
  • To make the dipping sauce, whisk the warm water with the fish sauce, sugar, shallots, chilli, 1 finely chopped garlic clove and the juice of ½ lime. Taste for balance and set aside, before stirring through 3-4 tbsp chopped coriander.
  • When ready, carefully remove the chicken and portion.
  • Scatter some of the cooked vegies from the sauce on a large plate and top with the chicken. Then sprinkle with the cooking juices, garnish with coriander sprigs and serve with lime wedges and the dipping sauce in a small bowl on the side.




  • 10 lemongrass stalks, tender inner part only, cleaned well
  • 10 small shallots, peeled
  • 9 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 20 fresh kaffir lime leaves
  • ½ cup honey
  • sea salt
  • 1 whole chicken
  • 375-500 ml Chinese rice wine
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 4 tbsp Asian fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp shaved palm (or soft brown) sugar
  • 2-3 small shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 small red chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 limes
  • 1 bunch fresh coriander


Huey's Kitchen takes a lot of care in the preparation of its recipes, but viewers are reminded to always double check that the recipe and all the ingredients are suitable.

Conversion Tool

  • More handy conversions
    1 stick125 gm
    a dashless 1/8 tspn
    4 tspn1 tbsp
    3 tbsp1/4 cup
    1 cup250 ml
    4 cups1 litre
    3 tbsp1/2 cup
    1 lb450 gm