CRISPY HONEY CHICKEN

 

CRISPY HONEY CHICKEN

Crispy chicken fried on the stove top and then covered in a sweet honey soy sauce dressing. Serve over rice for a better-than-takeout dinner!

Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 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, if wanted
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Chicken
  • 3 large chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 lbs), cut into 1 1/2" 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, for frying (2" of oil in a skillet)

Instructions

  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.

    • 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.))

    • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a deep skillet pan over medium high heat.

    • In a dish, mix the flour and spices. Put the buttermilk in a separate bowl.

    • Toss the chicken (about 15 pieces at a time) 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 so all sides get cooked. The chicken needs to be cooked through and up to temp.

    • 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 over white or brown rice.


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