Hot Honey Chicken Recipe

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Hot honey chicken is the sweet and spicy dish of your dreams. Chicken thighs are fried to a golden crisp and then coated with a hot honey sauce that perfectly balances sweetness and heat.
Dinner
New American
29
ingredients
7
steps
55
minutes
Chef Megan is a classically trained culinarian and an ardent gastronome who brings more than a decade of professional culinary experience to the table as a chef, recipe developer, cooking class instructor and beyond. Chef Megan is currently developing her own cooking show and also serves as the sous chef of a local food truck that focuses on scratch-made fare from quality-sourced ingredients.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
For the Hot Honey Chicken
1
batch of marinade, see below
4-6
boneless chicken thighs
1
batch of dredge, see below
peanut or canola oil for frying
1 cup(s)
honey
2 tsp
chili flakes
1/4 cup(s)
hot sauce
For the Marinade
2 cup(s)
buttermilk
1/2
lemon, juiced
1/4 cup(s)
hot sauce
1 tsp
dried thyme
1 tsp
dried basil
1 tsp
dried oregano
1 tsp
black pepper
1 tsp
cayenne pepper
2 tsp
garlic powder
2 tsp
onion powder
2 tsp
kosher salt
1 tblsp
paprika
For the Dredge
2 cup(s)
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
dried thyme
1 tsp
dried basil
1 tsp
dried oregano
1 tsp
black pepper
1 tsp
cayenne pepper
2 tsp
garlic powder
2 tsp
onion powder
2 tsp
kosher salt
1 tblsp
paprika

Directions 7 steps | 55 Minutes

Step 1

In a large bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the marinade.

Step 2

Add the chicken thighs that have been trimmed of excess fat, tendons, veins and bone bits. Marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes and at most 4 hours.

Step 3

In a separate bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the dredge.

Step 4

Dip the marinated chicken thighs into the dredge, thoroughly coating the outside and shaking off the excess. Place on a tray with a wire rack and move the tray to the fridge to firm up the coating.

Step 5

Preheat the oil to 275°F in a large Dutch oven or a deep cast iron pan. In a small saucepan, combine honey and chili flakes and heat until simmering. Turn off heat and allow to steep while you fry the chicken.

Step 6

In the preheated oil, fry the chicken for 5-10 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F.

Step 7

Add the hot sauce to the chili-infused honey. To serve, dip freshly fried chicken in hot honey and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
1108
FAT
42.7 g
PROTEIN
52.5 g
CARBS
133.5 g

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