Crispy Honey Chicken

Honey Chicken has the crispiest, most delicious coating ever! Chunks of hen dipped in seasoned flour & buttermilk, after which pan fried to crispy fowl perfection. Cover the crispy honey bird in a candy selfmade honey sauce and serve over rice!

Crispy Honey Chicken

All I can virtually say approximately this crispy honey hen is that You. Need. To. Make. It! Trust me. I generally don’t waste my time making dishes that have to be pan-fried in oil.

Because allow’s be real, it’s a whole lot of work to face there, dredge the chook, fry it up, and then eliminate all of it and then do all that for three more batches whilst the kids are screaming from their starvation pains.

Start with the aid of making ready all your components. That manner while it comes time to fry the fowl and make the sauce, you’re no longer spending that point gathering all the stuff and reducing fowl.



Honey Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or rice wine vinegar
  • pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 3 large chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 lbs, cut into large bite-sized pieces)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • canola oil or vegetable oil (about 2″-3″ of oil in a skillet pan with sides)


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  • Pour about 2″-3″ of canola or vegetable oil into a large frying pan with high sides. Turn the burner to medium-high heat and let the oil get hot while you prepare the sauce and other ingredients.
Make the Honey Sauce
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, add the honey, soy sauce, water, sesame oil, red pepper flakes (if using) and vinegar. Whisk together and bring to a boil.
  • In a separate bowl stir together the cornstarch and water. Set aside. Once the sauce is boiling slowly add the cornstarch mixture, while whisking. Bring back to a boil and then turn the heat down to low and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  • ** If the sauce seems to be getting too thick (while you’re frying the chicken) then add water, a tablespoon at a time, to thin it out. You don’t want the sauce too thin as it is supposed to be a thicker sauce.
  • ** The sauce is just fine simmering on the stove top while you’re frying the chicken batches.
Crispy Chicken
  • Add flour, chili powder, cumin, coriander, and onion powder into a bowl. Stir with a fork to combine. In a sperate bowl, add the buttermilk.
  • Two pieces of chicken at a time, once in each hand (fingers), dip the chicken in the flour, then into the buttermilk and then back into the flour. Place the coated chicken in the hot oil and cook for about 5-7 minutes, turning the chicken as needed. The chicken needs to be cooked through and up to temperature, 165 degrees.
  • Place the cooked chicken on a paper towel lined plate.
  • Continue cooking the remaining chicken in batches until done.
  • Combine all the cooked chicken into a large mixing bowl. Pour the hot honey sauce over and gently mix together until all chicken pieces are coated.
  • Serve with cooked rice and sliced green onions.

Teresa K. Huffman

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