Imperial Chicken Chinese Recipe


The Imperial Chicken is a classic Chinese dish that is known for its rich flavors and succulent chicken. This recipe combines tender chicken pieces with a savory sauce that is both sweet and tangy. It is a perfect dish to impress your guests or to enjoy with your family. The preparation time for this dish is 15 minutes and the cooking time is 25 minutes.


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, honey, rice vinegar, sesame oil, cornstarch, garlic powder, ginger powder, and red pepper flakes (if using). Set aside.
  2. Cut the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces and place them in a bowl.
  3. Pour the sauce over the chicken and toss to coat evenly. Let it marinate for 10 minutes.
  4. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  5. Add the marinated chicken to the skillet and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  6. Stir in the chopped green onions and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and serve the Imperial Chicken hot with steamed rice or noodles.

Enjoy the delicious flavors of this Imperial Chicken dish!