Honey Balsamic Chicken

By now, you’ve guessed (and rightly so) that I’m in love with my wok. Whenever my wok shows up, you just know it’s a quick meal. If you don’t have a wok yet, you’re missing out. Get one, fast!

The balsamic vinegar in this recipe offsets the honey perfectly. It prevents it from being a ‘sweet’ dish. It also enhances the flavour of the chili and cumin very well. To ensure the party in your mouth, please don’t use any other type of vinegar.


2 large chicken breasts, cubed
1 large spring onion, green and white parts separated
3 atarodo (habanero)
2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons of honey
1 teaspoon of ground cumin
1 inch piece of ginger
4 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon of sesame oil
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 stock cubes
1 tablespoon of paprika
1 teaspoon of salt


Puree the green part of the spring onions with the atarodo, ginger, garlic, cumin, sesame oil, vinegar, salt, and 1 stock cube.

Place the chicken in a large bowl. Pour the pepper mixture over the chicken and mix in properly. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Place wok over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil. After 30 seconds, add the white part of the spring onions. Sauteé for 2 minutes.

Add the chicken, and stir fry till done, about 6-8 minutes.

Add paprika, honey, remaining stock cube and 1 cup of water. Stir and simmer for 2 minutes.

Serve with rice, and enjoy!



Hi, my name is Chidinma. I’ve been happily married for 4+ years (actually almost 6 years now), and my husband and I have been trying to have our own children for almost all the time we’ve been married, with no success…yet. We haven’t lost hope (far from it), and we believe it will happen very soon.

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debby - February 10, 2017

Pls what is wok? Am new here

Emminent - February 10, 2017

please how did u get d round shape of dis rice?

    Chidinma - February 10, 2017

    Hi, Emminent. I sprayed a plastic bowl with nonstick spray. I put the rice inside and pressed it in. Put the plate upside down on top of the bowl, and, keeping one hand on the plate, I overturned the rice. I hope that helps.

hadiza Areola - February 10, 2017

Pls what do you use on meat to make it tender, considering the time frame in your menu.

    Chidinma - February 10, 2017

    Hi Hadiza. I don’t normally tenderize my meat. Cooking in a wok differs greatly from cooking in a regular pot. A wok cooks much faster, and some meats, especially chicken breasts, tend to get less tender the longer you cook.

seyi - February 11, 2017

Please where can one get a wok to buy in Lagos? I’m longing to have one but I have no idea where I can get one in Lagos.

    Chidinma - February 11, 2017

    I’m not sure o. This was a souvenir from my wedding. You know what? I’ll ask my mum and get back to you.

    Chidinma - February 11, 2017

    She got them from Balogun market. Hope that helps.

seyi - February 12, 2017

Yes, thanks a lot dear!


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