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Crispy Honey Garlic Chicken

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Crispy honey garlic chicken is a fast fix for dinner for two with a double battered spice mix served with honey garlic sauce.

So let’s talk about how amazing this chicken is. I know I always tell you how this is delicious and that is delicious. But I try to use hyperboles sparingly so that when something like this comes along, you know I’m not kidding. It’s crispy. Super, super, super crispy. So crispy. And while that spiced breading is largely responsible for the deliciousness of this chicken, the sauce just knocks it out of this world.

Crispy honey garlic chicken is a fast fix for dinner for two with a double battered spice mix served with honey garlic sauce.

That sauce. So simple, so deceiving. So freaking yummy. Happy noises while eating this. Together, this chicken will seriously make you ignore everything else except devising ways on how to face plant yourself into a mountain of these for the rest of your life.

My usual routine is to cook, shoot, edit and save the food for dinner later with Mr. Cooking Jar. I am eating it now because I can’t wait. He can wait. He can eat it alone. This chicken does things to you like that.

Crispy honey garlic chicken is a fast fix for dinner for two with a double battered spice mix served with honey garlic sauce.

So how do we cook this miracle chicken? Well that’s easy. It takes less than 30 minutes too. Flatten it, dredge it in spiced breading, dip it in egg, dredge it again and pan-fry it. In case you missed it, that’s a double dredge and that’s why it’s so crispy. The addition of cornstarch and baking powder to the breading makes it even crispier.

Crispy honey garlic chicken is a fast fix for dinner for two with a double battered spice mix served with honey garlic sauce.

And you make the sauce: saute ginger and garlic with honey and soy sauce. Then you pour that magical sauce all over your chicken and eat it hot. Because it has to be hot to enjoy this. Only pour when you’re ready to eat. It’s kind of like the french fries rule. If you wait too long, it gets soggy.

Crispy honey garlic chicken is a fast fix for dinner for two with a double battered spice mix served with honey garlic sauce.

That’s about it.

So little effort for so much win. And trust me, this is a win. Let me know how you like it!

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Crispy honey garlic chicken is a fast fix for dinner for two with a double battered spice mix served with honey garlic sauce.

Crispy Honey Garlic Chicken


  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x
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Ingredients

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water

Sauce:

  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

Instructions

  1. Wrap the chicken breasts in plastic wrap and pound into 1/2″ thickness with a meat mallet
  2. Combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt and pepper to taste, nutmeg, thyme, sage, paprika and cayenne and stir to mix
  3. Combine egg and water for the egg wash
  4. Dredge the chicken with the flour mixture. Follow with a dip in the egg wash and final dredge of the flour mixture and coat thoroughly
  5. Over medium heat, pan-fry the chicken in some oil (see note) until the crust is golden brown, about 3-5 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels
  6. In a separate pan over medium high heat, saute garlic and ginger until fragrant
  7. Add honey and soy sauce and bring to a simmer, about 2 minutes
  8. Dish the chicken and serve hot with honey garlic sauce

Notes

*For pan-frying use just enough oil to cover the bottom of a skillet.

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  • Reply
    Alexis @ Upside Down Pear
    October 2, 2014 at 11:15 AM

    I need this sauce in my life! It sounds soooo good, and I can imagine putting it over a lot more than just this chicken 😉 I don’t blame you one bit for not waiting to eat this! I almost can’t resist it myself 🙂

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    ami@naivecookcooks
    October 9, 2014 at 7:42 PM

    This looks so crispy and just out of this world!!

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      October 10, 2014 at 10:22 PM

      Thanks, Ami. Be sure to eat it while it’s hot!

  • Reply
    Mary
    October 10, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    what did you use to saute the garlic and ginger? A type of oil?

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      October 10, 2014 at 10:24 PM

      Yes, I use regular vegetable oil for sauteing. About half a tablespoon or so should do it.

  • Reply
    lindy
    October 15, 2014 at 2:00 AM

    This chicken was amazing and as crispy as the picture looks! There were so many flavors that blended perfectly on my taste buds. The recipe was easy to follow and will be a staple in my kitchen for years to come!

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      October 17, 2014 at 2:24 AM

      Yay! Loved reading this comment just before bed. Put me to sleep with a smile 🙂

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    Julieane
    December 10, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    Hey Farah! I’m glad that I found your blog. A week ago, I ordered this Honey Garlic Chicken in one of best restaurants here in the Philippines and I really liked it, that is why I tried it on my own. I made it and I really liked it. Thanks for the inspirations.

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      December 10, 2014 at 1:55 PM

      That’s awesome to hear, Julieane. I’m always trying to recreate yummy stuff I find in restaurants so I’m glad you managed to recreate yours!

  • Reply
    Tam
    December 31, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    I made this tonight and it was really good. I loved the sauce so much I doubled it to pour over jasmine rice. Will be making this again soon 🙂

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      December 31, 2014 at 8:19 PM

      Oh yeah, I love drowning my rice with yummy gravy/sauce! In the end it ends up looking like a mess, but oh so yummy.

  • Reply
    Abby
    February 4, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    Amazing, Fantastic dish! My husband and I both loved it and I’m making it again tonight! Thanks for being so dependable in providing delicious recipes!

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      February 9, 2015 at 3:02 PM

      Hey Abby, I just love your comments! Being dependable and trustworthy is exactly what I’ve been shooting for and I’m so glad to know it’s working! It’s next to impossible to please everyone with every recipe since tastes are so different with each person but the one thing I can work on is being reliable in terms of quality. 🙂

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    AlienGuardian
    April 3, 2015 at 10:31 PM

    Made this tonight for my family, and we all loved it! Extremely tender and tasty! Definitely a keeper!

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      April 5, 2015 at 1:32 PM

      I’m happy you and your family enjoyed it! Thank you for trying out the recipe 🙂

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    Jane
    April 9, 2015 at 10:40 AM

    Wow I must admit everything looks delish! My BIG concern is the sodium (salmon) and carbs in these recipe’s. You have taken healthy food and turned it into a heart attack waiting to happen. I would advise using low sodium products, and watch what your adding for sweetness.
    Jane

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      April 9, 2015 at 1:41 PM

      Hi, Jane! I’m not sure what recipe you’re talking about which should be healthy since you mentioned salmon and carbs but this is a chicken dish. In any case, I don’t focus specifically on healthy food, my blog is all about choices. I just make what I can see people making at home. That being said, I do tend to draw a fitness crowed every now and then for some healthy recipes and recipes for cheat days. I figure people who are conscious about what they eat would have done enough research to know how to make healthy substitutions or just choose to not cook it. Such as low sodium soy sauce in place of regular. Or agave in place of honey. Whole wheat pasta in place of regular pasta. Or quinoa in place of rice. But ultimately, it’s all about having options!

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    Tony
    June 19, 2015 at 11:47 AM

    After making this I wish I would’ve looked at the comments before-hand. I ended up frying the chicken with no oil and it took over 30 minutes and didn’t end up tasting very good.

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      June 19, 2015 at 2:09 PM

      Oh, I feel awful! I wish I could make one for you on the house but instead I’ll mention how much oil to use for pan-frying in the recipe. The amount of oil used depends on the method. Saute usually takes anywhere from 1/2 tablespoon to 2 tablespoons depending on the quantity of ingredients. Pan-frying uses just enough oil to cover the bottom of a skillet and deep-frying uses enough oil to submerge the whole thing.

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    Jamie @ Voluntown Housewife
    October 24, 2015 at 11:38 AM

    I have to tell you I have made this dish a few times for my family and we all love it! This dish is one of our favorites!

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      October 29, 2015 at 6:47 PM

      Thanks for letting me know, Jamie! And thanks for trying it out 🙂

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    Brian
    November 11, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    This was fantastic! I made it tonight. Although, a comment for the poster, dumb it down a little bit. I’m certainly far from a hwad chef but wnjoy cooking yet I dont know all of the Jargon and completely missed the annotation after the fact for adding oil to the pan. My second two breasts turned out perfect. The first two look like rejects but I’ll try to give them a shot as I’m thrifty after all.

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      The Cooking Jar
      December 7, 2016 at 3:11 PM

      Thanks for mentioning this, Brian. I’ve gone ahead and made another modification to the instructions to mention oil specifically for the pan-frying stage and pointing it towards the notes (for how much oil is used). This way, it cannot be missed!

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