Crispy Fried Hot Honey Chicken Recipe

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The perfect blend of sweet, spicy, and crunchy makes this chicken recipe my new favorite. Hot Honey Chicken treats your taste buds to an adventure!


For the hot honey: – 2 Fresno chiles thinly sliced – 1 Thai chile thinly sliced – 1 cup pure honey For the tenders: – Peanut oil for frying – 1 pound chicken tenderloins – 1/4 cup all-purpose flour – 1 & 1/2 teaspoons salt – 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder – 1/2 teaspoon onion powder – 1/4 teaspoon black pepper – 2 large eggs – splash of water – 1 & 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs


Heat Fresno, Thai, and honey in a small pot. Stir occasionally as the pot simmers on medium. Lower the heat and cook for 1 hour until fragrant and spicy.

Step 1

Watch the pot for overflow. Remove the pot from heat for a few seconds if it bubbles too much. Put hot honey through a fine mesh strainer into a medium bowl.

Step 2

Throw away chiles. Allow 30–60 minutes to thicken. Make chicken tenders while honey heats. Preheat your deep fryer to 350°F.

Step 3

Dutch oven oil heated 3 inches up on side. Mix tenders, flour, salt, garlic, onion, and pepper in a ziplock bag. Chicken needs coating. Mix eggs and water in a large shallow bowl.

Step 4

Add breadcrumbs to another shallow bowl. Each tender, shake off excess flour. Cover in egg. Gently press breadcrumbs into mixture to stick.

Step 5

Bread and bake tenders on parchment on a sheet tray. Fry tenders individually. Fried 4-5 minutes to 165°F.

Step 6

The tenders should be placed on a piece of paper towel so that the grease can be absorbed. The chicken will remain crispy

Step 7

if you place a wire rack on top of a sheet tray to catch any drips that may occur. Put any extra tenders to good use. Now, serve with honey that is hot.

Step 8

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