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Hot Honey Chicken

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Hot Honey Chicken is a delectable recipe that has the perfect balance of sweet and spicy, offering a mouthwatering fusion that is sure to delight. This chicken is air-fried to golden perfection, and promises crispy, succulent chicken coated in a fiery honey glaze that packs a punch.

The combination of honey, hot sauce, and a medley of spices creates an irresistible harmony, making Hot Honey Chicken a standout choice for those craving a dish that’s both comforting and exhilarating.

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If you do not love the spicy chicken another great option is Garlic Butter Chicken Or Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken.

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What you’ll love about Hot Honey Chicken:


  • FLAVOR FUSION – Flavor Fusion: Hot Honey Chicken offers a delightful combination of sweet and spicy flavors, creating an exciting taste experience that tantalizes the palate.
  • CROWD PLEASER – This dish is a guaranteed hit at gatherings and family meals, appealing to both adults and kids with its irresistible flavor profile.
  • CUSTOMIZABLE -The level of heat in the hot honey glaze can be adjusted to suit individual preferences, allowing for a personalized culinary experience.
  • EASY TO MAKE– With a straightforward recipe and simple ingredients, Hot Honey Chicken is accessible to home cooks of all skill levels, making it a convenient choice for a satisfying meal.
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Be sure to check out the full recipe printable recipe at the bottom of the post.

Hot Honey Chicken Ingredients

For the Chicken:

  • ● 2 cups cornflakes, crushed
  • ● 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ● 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ● 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ● 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ● 2 eggs, beaten
  • ● 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • ● 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (sliced into 4 cutlets)
  • ● Olive oil (for drizzling over the breaded chicken before air frying)

For the Hot Honey Sauce:

  • ● 3/4 cup honey
  • ● 3 tablespoons hot sauce
  • ● 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ● 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • ● 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ● 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • ● Fresh parsley or green onion, chopped (optional)

How to Make Hot Honey Chicken

  • In a shallow dish, combine the crushed cornflakes, grated parmesan cheese, paprika,
    onion powder, and garlic powder. Mix well and set aside.
  • In another shallow dish, whisk together the beaten eggs and hot sauce.
  • Dip each chicken breast into the egg mixture, allowing any excess to drip off,
  • then coat with the cornflake mixture, pressing gently to adhere the breading to the chicken.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C) for 5 minutes.
  • Carefully place the chicken breasts in the air fryer basket in a single layer and drizzle
    them lightly with olive oil.
  • You may have to fry the chicken in batches, depending on the size of your air fryer.
  • Air fry the chicken at 375°F (190°C) for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through, flipping them halfway through the cooking time for even browning.
  • While the chicken is cooking, prepare the hot honey sauce. In a small saucepan over
    low heat, combine the honey, hot sauce, cayenne pepper, chili powder, garlic powder,
    and onion powder.
  • Stir well and simmer for a few minutes until the sauce is heated through and slightly thickened.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the air fryer and let it rest for a few minutes.
  • Drizzle the hot honey sauce over the cooked chicken or serve it on the side for dipping.
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  • Garnish with chopped fresh parsley or green onion.
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Tips & Tricks

● To save time, prepare the hot honey sauce while the chicken is cooking in the air fryer.
● Ensure the chicken breasts are pounded to a uniform thickness for even cooking.
● Adjust the amount of hot sauce in the hot honey sauce according to your spice
preference.
● For a gluten-free option, use gluten-free cornflakes and check the hot sauce for gluten-
containing ingredients.
● Garnish with chopped fresh parsley or green onion to add a pop of color and freshness
to the dish.
● The hot honey sauce can be prepared in larger batches and stored in an airtight
container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
● Experiment with different spices and seasonings in the breading mixture to customize
the flavor of the hot honey chicken.
● If you don’t have an air fryer, you can bake the breaded chicken in a preheated oven at
400°F (200°C) for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through.
● This recipe can be easily doubled.

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FAQs about Hot Honey Chicken

Absolutely! The beauty of this recipe lies in its adaptability. You can easily tweak the amount of hot sauce to suit your preferred spice level, ensuring a personalized dining experience.

Hot Honey Chicken pairs wonderfully with a variety of sides such as crispy fries, fluffy mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables, or a refreshing green salad. Feel free to get creative with your choices!

Yes, any boneless chicken works perfectly for this dish. Whether you prefer chicken breast, thighs, or tenders, the hot honey glaze complements all cuts of chicken beautifully.

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. When it comes to how long you can keep your leftovers, it’s generally recommended to consume them within 3-5 days. After that, there is an increased risk of bacteria growth and potential foodborne illness.

Absolutely! Using store-bought hot honey can be a convenient option.

While the chicken is best enjoyed fresh and crispy, you can prepare the hot honey glaze in advance and store it separately. When ready to serve, reheat the glaze and drizzle it over freshly cooked or reheated chicken for optimal flavor.

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Hot Honey Chicken

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Hot Honey Chicken is a delectable recipe that has the perfect balance of sweet and spicy, offering a mouthwatering fusion that is sure to delight.

Ingredients

For the Hot Honey Chicken:

  • 2 cups cornflakes, crushed
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (sliced into 4 cutlets)
  • Olive oil (for drizzling over the breaded chicken before air frying)

For the Hot Honey Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Fresh parsley or green onion, chopped (optional)

Instructions

  1. 1. In a shallow dish, combine the crushed cornflakes, grated parmesan cheese, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder. Mix well and set aside.
    2. In another shallow dish, whisk together the beaten eggs and hot sauce.
    3. Dip each chicken breast into the egg mixture, allowing any excess to drip off, then coat it with the cornflake mixture, pressing gently to adhere the breading to the chicken.
    4. Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C) for 5 minutes.
    5. Carefully place the chicken breasts in the air fryer basket in a single layer and drizzle them lightly with olive oil. You may have to fry the chicken in batches, depending on the size of your air fryer.
    6. Air fry the chicken at 375°F (190°C) for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through, flipping them halfway through the cooking time for even browning.
    7. While the chicken is cooking, prepare the hot honey sauce. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the honey, hot sauce, cayenne pepper, chili powder, garlic powder, and onion powder. Stir well and simmer for a few minutes until the sauce is heated through and slightly thickened.
    8. Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the air fryer and let it rest for a few minutes.
    9. Drizzle the hot honey sauce over the cooked chicken or serve it on the side for dipping. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley or green onion.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 476Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 155mgSodium: 427mgCarbohydrates: 69gFiber: 1gSugar: 54gProtein: 27g

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