Honey Fried Chicken Recipe

Rating 5.0
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A creative spin on a traditional dish, honey fried chicken packs an amazing combination of flavor and comfort. This savory-sweet take on fried chicken pairs perfectly with our brioche French toast. (Recipe in notes below.)
Breakfast
New American
12
ingredients
9
steps
50
minutes
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Ingredients

Servings:
4
4
boneless chicken thighs
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
cayenne pepper
1 tsp
chili powder
1 tsp
dried oregano
1 1/2 cup(s)
milk
4 cup(s)
canola oil
2 cup(s)
all-purpose flour
4
eggs
4 cup(s)
breadcrumbs
1 cup(s)
honey
1 cup(s)
butter

Directions 9 steps | 50 Minutes

Step 1

Marinate the chicken. Place the chicken thighs in a large gallon-sized plastic zip-top bag.

Step 2

Add the garlic powder, cayenne pepper, chili powder, dried oregano and milk into the plastic bag. Stir to combine. Seal the zip-top bag and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour. 

Step 3

Fill a heavy-bottomed pot with canola oil. Heat the canola oil to 350°F. While the canola oil is heating, dredge the chicken. In one bowl, place the all-purpose flour. In a second bowl, whisk four large eggs. In a third bowl, place the breadcrumbs. Coat a chicken thigh in the all-purpose flour and shake off the excess.

Step 4

Dip the chicken thigh into the whisked eggs. Let the excess drip off.

Step 5

Transfer the dipped chicken into the breadcrumbs and coat thoroughly. Repeat with the remaining chicken thighs. 

Step 6

Once the oil is heated, drop each of the dredged chicken thighs into the hot oil. Fry until golden brown and cooked through. Set aside.

Step 7

Make the honey butter. In a medium saucepan on medium-high heat, add the honey and butter. Stir until the butter melts and is well combined with the honey.

Step 8

Transfer the honey butter into a large bowl and add the fried chicken. Toss until the fried chicken is well coated in the honey butter. 

Step 9

Serve with brioche French toast for an amazing breakfast. Enjoy!


Notes:

  1. This honey fried chicken pairs perfectly with brioche French toast. Drizzle the leftover honey butter on the brioche French toast.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
1869
FAT
91.7 g
PROTEIN
62.1 g
CARBS
201.8 g

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Sandra G.

Sandra

12 Jul 2022

Simply delicious!

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Sarah D.

Sarah

08 Jul 2022

I'm still drooling over this dish and it's so easy I can make it during the week!

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