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Honey Chicken Recipe


6 Servings


Stove Top


55 Minutes





Prep Time: 15 Min

– 2 pounds Chicken Thighs – 1/2 cup Chicken Broth – 1/2 cup Honey – 1/4 cup Corn Syrup – 1/3 cup Seltzer Water – 1/4 cup Soy Sauce – 1 tbsp Rice Vinegar – 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour – 1/2 cup Cornstarch – 1 tbsp Baking Powder – 2 tbsp Hot Sauce – 1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes – 1 tbsp Minced Garlic – 1/4 Tsp Salt – 1/4 Tsp Black pepper

Cook Time: 40 Min


Gather the ingredients

Gather all of the ingredients for the sauce, batter, and prepare the chicken thighs before getting started.

Mix the dry batter ingredients

In a medium sized bowl, combine the all purpose flour, all cornstarch but 2 tbsp, baking powder, salt, and pepper.

Mix the wet batter ingredients

Slowly add in the seltzer water and mix well.

Coat the chicken

Place the chunked chicken into the batter and ensure it is coated well. The chicken thighs like to stick to each other and prevent all of the sides from coating evenly.

Fry to perfection

Bring the vegetable oil up to 350F. Place in 1/4 of the coated chicken and gently stir it with tongs to prevent it from sticking together. Fry for 3-4 minutes. This is the first fry. Remove the chicken from the fryer and place it on paper towels. DO NOT CONSUME THE CHICKEN YET. Once all of the chicken has received the first fry, begin the second fry. Place the partially cooked chicken back in the oil and fry for an additional 2 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165F.

**Pro Frying Tips**

You will need to cook your chicken in batches on the first fry to prevent overcrowding. When it is time for the second fry, overcrowding is less of an issue. I cooked in 4 batches for the first fry, and 2 for the second fry.

Create the sauce

While the chicken is frying, you can begin creating your sauce. Bring the chicken broth, soy sauce, hot sauce, honey, rice vinegar, corn syrup, garlic, and red pepper flakes to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat.

Make a slurry and thicken

In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and 1/4 cup of water. Mix them together well. Slowly pour the cornstarch slurry into the simmering sauce. Whisk vigorously until the sauce begins to thicken and remove it from the heat.

Coat, serve, and enjoy!

Toss the fried chicken in the homemade Honey Soy Sauce. Serve with your favorite side dish, serve, and enjoy!