Chinese chicken with pancakes

Chinese chicken with pancakes

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 50 mins


Serves 4

A twist on a favourite takeaway using chicken instead of duck, this dish is perfect for a Friday night in

Nutrition and extra info

  • chicken only

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal461
  • fat18g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs42g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre3g
  • protein30g
  • salt1.2g
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  • 5 tbsp hoisin sauce, plus extra to serve
  • 2 tbsp plum sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey



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  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 8 chicken thighs, skin on
  • 20 Chinese pancakes (available from Waitrose, Asian supermarkets or Chinese takeaways)
  • 1 cucumber, cut into quarters lengthways, then into matchsticks
  • bunch spring onions, cut in half lengthways, then into matchsticks


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/ gas 6. Mix the hoisin, plum sauce, honey and rice vinegar, then season with a little salt. Arrange the chicken in a roasting tin and brush over half the sauce. Roast for 25 mins, then spread over the remaining sauce and roast for another 25 mins.

  2. Once the chicken is cooked, steam the pancakes following pack instructions. Shred the chicken, then drizzle over the pan juices and serve with the pancakes, cucumber, spring onions and extra hoisin sauce to spread over.

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Themoula Phokou
3rd Jun, 2018
So easy to make and tasted just as good as a takeaway. Will be making this again for sure. I didn’t have any plum sauce so just used the Hoisin and it was still delicious.
5th Apr, 2017
Agree, this is simple and very tasty - I slash the thighs and have my oven at 200 fan so that the skin gets extra crisp and caramelises. Do with a simple stir fry veg (with ginger sticks) and Chinese noodles then I shred the chicken with skin. M&S do a plum sauce with ginger which is really good with this.
23rd Sep, 2016
Made this for Friday night tea...picked up some pancakes from local chinese takeaway on way home from work, threw some skinless, boneless chicken thighs in oven with sauce. Result...easy and delicious! Definitely need the extra hoisin sauce when serving. Happy kids and husband!
23rd Sep, 2016
Huge hit. This followed tom yum soup
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