Crispy Honey Chicken Recipes

18 February 2020 Bookmark1
All I can really say about this crispy honey chicken is that you simply . Need. To. Make. It! Trust me. I usually don’t waste my time making dishes that need to be pan-fried in oil.

Because let’s be real, it’s tons of labor to face there, dredge the chicken, fry it up, then remove it all then do all that for 3 more batches while the youngsters are screaming from their hunger pains.

Crispy Honey Chicken Recipes
Crispy Honey Chicken Recipes

An easy thanks to tell if the oil is prepared to fry the chicken in, simply take a wooden spoon and dip the top into the oil. If there are bubbles that vigourously start bubbling round the wooden spoon end, then it’s ready.

If the oil just quite sits there and lightly bubbles up then it probably needs a couple of more minutes.

Each batch should only take about 5-7 minutes and therefore the crust should be a pale, golden brown color. Really, the sole right thanks to know if the chicken is completed is by employing a thermometer and ensuring the chicken is up to temperature, 165 degrees.

Crispy Honey Chicken Recipes

Honey Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or rice wine vinegar
  • pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • 3 large chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 lbs, cut into large bite-sized pieces)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • canola oil or vegetable oil (about 2"-3" of oil in a skillet pan with sides)


  1. 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The sauce is just fine simmering on the stove top while you're frying the chicken batches.

Crispy Chicken:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Place the cooked chicken on a paper towel lined plate.
  4. Continue cooking the remaining chicken in batches until done.
  5. 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.
  6. Serve with cooked rice and sliced green onions.

This recipe is inspired by various chicken recipes in


Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Whatsapp


Find various recipes for special dishes, food and drinks, as well as super complete tips and information about cooking here, Serve special dishes for our beloved family..

Show Comments