Honolulu Grill Garlic Chicken (not really but kinda)

April 7, 2013 in Ethnic Food, Main Dish

So I have been craving Honolulu Grill Garlic Chicken for the last while but Alex reminded me that I thought it was to salty and tasted artificial so this morning I decided to make my own.

I found this video


and took this recipe and made it my own

The Chicken Karaage:

  • 1lb chicken thighs(I used breast), boneless/skinless, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • pepper to season
  • 2 Teaspoons of soy sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 Teaspons minced Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch (I didn’t have corn starch so I used 4 T self rising flour)

In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients together and let sit in the fridge for about 15-30 minutes. Meanwhile, heat some oil (a couple inches) in a heavy pot or wok til ~ 325. Drop in a tiny piece of chicken and it should sizzle. If not, wait a little longer til the oil gets hotter. If the chicken turns brown too fast, the oil’s too hot. When the oil is ready, gently put in the chicken in small batches and fry until golden brown and crispy. Bite-sized pieces won’t take long to cook (about 3 minutes). Take out with a slotted spoon or spider and drain on paper towels.

Da sauce:

  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup Thai Kitchen Sweet Red Chili Sauce
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

Heat up a non-stick skillet with the sesame oil on medium heat and gently cook the garlic. When it starts to smell good, take off the heat and add the rest of the ingredients. Return to the heat, turn up to max and whisk together until combined. Keep whisking while it cooks and let it reduce til it’s like syrup. Take off the heat. In a large mixing bowl, add the chicken karaage and pour over the sauce. Gently toss until the chicken is evenly coated. Serve on it’s own, with steamed rice or on tiny toothpicks. Enjoy!

Garlic Butter Sauce

November 9, 2012 in Uncategorized

Last night we made lobster pizza and I’ve gotta be honest my favorite part was the sauce! so here it is.

  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 C Milk
  • 1 Tbsp peppercorns ground (pepper)
  • 1 Tbsp Mcormick roasted garlic seasoning
  • 1 lemon


Heat the oil while you dice the garlic. add garlic once oil is warm, cook until fragrant and a little bit soft. add butter, once melted add flour. Then add milk, cook until thickened stirring constantly. remove from heat and add seasoning and lemon.

Some food I need to add

September 4, 2012 in Uncategorized

The last couple days I’ve been going through Melskitchencafe.com looking at recipes I’ve found many I want to try and many that I’ve tried and forgotten about but it reminded me that I should update my blog and so here is a list of things to add

Mommies Mess

Basil Chicken

Mini Pizzas

Chili Noodle

Cafe Rio Salad




Mac and Cheese

Fried Rice


Clam Chowder


Not Your Mama’s Chili

December 5, 2011 in Main Dish

So I saw a recipe at church for chili and thought that it would be good for dinner tonight. It turned out amazing I kind of put random things in it and combined two recipes but I really liked it.

Probably serves about 4 people

  • 1 Pound Hamburger
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 yellow or red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely minced or pressed through a garlic press
  • 3 large Roma Tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 medium Tomatillos, chopped
  • 2 (15oz) Tomato Sauce
  • 1 can Black Beans
  • 1 Can Pigeon Peas
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 1 tsp dry Mustard
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper *
  • 1 tsp Paprika*
  • 1 tsp Thai Chili Flakes*
  • 3 tsp Cajun Seasoning*
  • 1 T Cumin
  • 1 T Chili Powder*
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper
  • ¼ tsp Dried Basil
  • ¼ c Brown Sugar

 Brown the hamburger with the onion and garlic. Once all the way cooked add the bell pepper, tomato, and tomatillo cook till bell pepper is softened. Add Tomato Sauce, Beans, and spices. Cook until desired consistency and taste I let mine cook about 15 min.


* leave out or lesson if you don’t want spicy


Hope ya like it!