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Hi Kaylynn, sorry if I confuse you. In both Sweet and Sour Chicken and Honey Chicken, the flour is more than the corn starch. Generally, in Honey Chicken you want to the ratio of flour to cornstarch to be around 2:1 or 2 part flour to 1 part corn starch (flour is 50% more than starch). In Sweet and Sour Chicken, you want the ratio to be around 4:1 or 4 part flour to 1 part cornstarch (flour is 75% more than starch). I hope this makes it clear for you. The reason that we want the cornstarch to be more than the flour for the Honey Chicken is because it’s coated with sauce so the batter has to withstand sauce. The flour is the glue for the corn starch, corn starch contains little protein content makes the chicken crispy, however, it does not stick very well and will fall off of the chicken. The flour has significant protein content and it will bind or glue the corn starch together to form a protective layer around the chicken. I hope this clear up any confusion you have.

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I’m not sure how much one person will consume, but let’s assume that one person will eat about 1 lb of the honey chicken. So you will need 7 lbs of chicken, maybe less since I’m assuming that there are other dishes. I will give you the recipe for 5 lbs. of chicken breast. 5 pounds of Honey Chicken should be enough to feed a party of seven.

Chicken Breast: 5 lb or 2267 g
Salt: 2 1/2 tsp
Garlic Powder: 2 tsp
White Pepper: 1/2 tsp
Water: 15 tbsp or about 1 cup

Honey Sauce:
Ketchup: 1 1/2 cup
Sugar: 1 1/4 cup tbsp
Water: 15 tbsp or about 1 cup
Honey: 10 tbsp or or about 2/3 cup

Batter:
Egg: 3 Large
Salt: 3/4 tsp
Garlic Powder: 1/2 tsp
Cold Water: 30 tbsp (1 3/4 cup) or 443 mL
Baking Powder: 6 tsp or 2 tbsp
Corn Starch: 1 1/2 cup or 195 g
Flour: 2 1/4 cup or 315 g
Veg. Oil: 6 tbsp

Oil for frying


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