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How To Make Honey Glazed Chicken: A Khmer Southeast Asian Recipe

Updated on January 30, 2012

Delicious Honey Glazed Chicken!

Traditionally, this dish is cooked in an earthenware pot. These pots are usually hand-made in the Kampong Chang region.

The pot is placed in a small barbecue to add a smoky flavor to the dish. The herbs and spices flavors are arroused by the content of alcohol in the Rice Wine and allows the meat to be very tender.

This recipe actually requires 3 different recipes to make the main dish:

*Please follow the links within the recipe before starting the dish as you will want to make the Dipping Sauce and Raw Vegetable, Fruit and Herb Plate prior to making the chicken.

Let's look at the Ingredients for this recipe that has a preparation time of 30 minutes and a total cooking time of 1 hour and 10 minutes:

Ingredients and Recipe for Cambodian Honey Glazed Chicken Recipe

How To Prepare
5 Tablespoons
1 Pinch
Whole Chicken
2 1/4 lbs. (1 kg)
Washed and Patted Dry
10 Stalks
Use Inner Tender part. Chop Roughly
Fresh Kaffir Lime Leaves
20 (30 if you use dried leaves)
Small Red Shallots
Garlic Cloves
Rice Wine or Sake
2 Cups (500 ml)
*Chili Coriander Dipping Sauce
*See link below for recipe
*Khmer Raw Vegetable, Fruit and Herb Plate
*See link below for recipe


  • Combine the Honey and Salt in a small bowl and mix well.
  • Rub the mixture evenly all over the Chicken and set aside.
  • Using Aluminum Foil, line a Casserole Dish that is large enough to accomidate the Chicken.
  • Scatter the Chopped Lemongrass, Kaffir Lime Leaves, Shallots and Garlic in the dish.
  • Heat quickly until the bottom changes color.
  • Add the Chicken and reduce heat and cover the dish.
  • Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add a little of the Rice Wine or Sake.
  • Cook in the covered pan for 1 hour, regularly turning the Chicken and gradually adding more Rice Wine throughout.
  • Discard the Lemongrass, Kaffir Lime Leaves Shallots and Garlic.
  • Carve the Chicken and place on a Platter.
  • Serve with Chili Coriander Dip (click link for Dip Recipe) and Khmer Raw Vegetable, Fruit and Herb Plate (click link for recipe)

This dish serves 4!

Dow Yam! (Go eat!)

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