Sydney Brewery


Served with a Honey IPA Moscow Mule cocktail


2nd Place in the 2021 Sydney Brewery Cooking Competition





220gm Honey

100ml Sydney Brewery Toucan Session IPA Beer

2 Tablespoons minced fresh ginger

2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 Tablespoons soy sauce

2 teaspoons sesame oil

1 teaspoon grated orange rind

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

4 garlic cloves, minced

570gm skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces

Cooking oil of choice to coat baking tray with or alternatively silicone baking mat or greaseproof paper can be used

1 teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon black pepper

2 teaspoons cornflour

2 teaspoons water

2 teaspoons sesame seeds

1 top (green section) of spring onion sliced in small circles


  1. Combine the first 9 ingredients in a container with a lid; stir it well & then add the chicken and stir again – making sure to coat the chicken well. Put the lid on the container & place in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours plus, the longer the better so ideally overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 220°c or 200°c fan forced
  3. Once marinated remove the chicken from the container, reserving the marinade. Place the chicken in a single layer on a baking tray either coated with cooking oil or with none stick alternative such as greaseproof paper.
  4. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring once.
  5. While the chicken is baking, strain the marinade through a sieve into a small saucepan; discard solids (ginger & garlic etc) bring this liquid to a boil & continue to boil for 3 minutes. Combine the cornflour and water in a small bowl then add this mixture slowly to the liquid in the saucepan, stirring as you do so & cook for a further 1 minute until the mixture has thickened into a smooth paste.  Remove from the heat and add the baked chicken into the saucepan, mixing it well to ensure an even coat on the chicken.
  6. Turn the grill on to high. Spoon the chicken back onto the baking tray & place under the grill for about 5 minutes stirring a couple of times – aiming for a nice brown glazed look.
  7. Sprinkle the sliced spring onions & sesame seeds on top.



60ml Vodka

15ml Fresh lime juice

120ml Ginger Beer

Honey syrup made by mixing 1 teaspoon of honey with 2 teaspoons of warm water & allowing it to cool.

Can of Sydney Brewery Toucan Session IPA Beer

1 lime wedge for garnish


  1. Pour the vodka, lime juice & honey syrup into a cocktail shaker, add a good handful of ice & shake vigorously.
  2. Add a handful of ice to 2 Moscow Mule mugs & then strain the contents of the shaker between the 2 mugs.
  3. Add 60ml ginger beer to each mug.
  4. Top up each mug with Toucan IPA beer.
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