Crispy Honey Chicken – Honey Chicken has the crispiest, most delicious coating ever! Chunks of chook dipped in pro flour & buttermilk, after which pan fried to crispy fowl perfection. Cover the crispy honey chicken in a sweet homemade honey sauce and serve over rice!
All I can without a doubt say about this crispy honey bird is that You. Need. To. Make. It! Trust me. I usually don’t waste my time making dishes that must be pan-fried in oil.
Because permit’s be real, it’s a whole lot of labor to face there, dredge the chicken, fry it up, after which put off it all after which do all that for 3 extra batches even as the children are screaming from their starvation pains.
Start with the aid of making geared up all of your components. That way even as it comes time to fry the bird and make the sauce, you’re no longer spending that factor collecting all the stuff and reducing bird.
Crispy Honey Chicken
- Honey Sauce
1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup Honey
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon water
pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or rice wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
canola oil or vegetable oil (about 2″-3″ of oil in a skillet pan with sides)
3 large chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 lbs, cut into large bite-sized pieces)
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
- 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.