Honey Chicken

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This chicken has a crispy outside, then it’s topped with the most wonderful sauce made of honey with a touch of soy sauce.  Truly amazing flavors.

Honey Chicken

We eat a lot of chicken at our house.  I will tell you that I am perfectly content to eat it plain.  I especially love it grilled.  But sometimes, I just want to switch things up.  I go on the hunt for a new recipe.

Well, I am totally an completely BLESSED to have been sent a wonderful gift from my cousin in California.

Shirley had visited a couple of months ago, and brought my Mom some honey that came right from their land.  They have a bee keeper that harvests the honey, and then gives them jugs of it in return.   My mom shared a small jar with me, and it was the most delicious honey I had ever tasted.  We gobbled it up on toast, I enjoyed it in my tea, I even made a Honey Simple Syrup for a cocktail post I did, called {Anti} Prohibition Peach Tea. Then one day I went to the cupboard, feeling a bit like Winnie the Pooh, the honey was almost GONE! Gasp!

I emailed Shirley and asked her if I could purchase some more.  She wouldn’t let me buy any, but look what came in the mail!

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A WHOLE jug of my very own!

I have begun scouring the internet for recipes to use it in.  (although I have to admit, I get a little sad seeing the bottle empty!) We had this chicken last week, and it got rave reviews!

Honey Chicken

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Yield: 8 servings

Honey Chicken

Close up of Honey Chicken on a white plate

This chicken has a crispy outside, then it's topped with the most wonderful sauce made of honey with a touch of soy sauce. Truly amazing flavors.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


For the Chicken:

  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into thirds
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 large eggs, beaten

For the Sauce:

  • 1 cup honey
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoon cornstarch


Over medium high heat, combine honey, garlic and soy sauce in a saucepan. Combine cornstarch and 1/4 cup water, stir into the saucepan until thickened. (about 1-2 minutes) Set aside.

Whisk eggs in a small bowl. Set aside.

In a bowl, combine flour, oregano, paprika and cayenne pepper.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Dredge piece of chicken in flour mixture, dip into egg, then dredge in flour again, taking care to coat each piece.

Add chicken to the skillet, (make two batches if your skillet isn't large enough to not crowd the pieces) and cook until evenly golden and crispy, about 4-5 minutes on each side. Transfer to a plate, lined with paper towel.

Serve immediately, drizzled honey sauce. (or serve sauce on the side.)


This recipe is easily cut in half for a smaller crowd.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 964Total Fat: 61gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 52gCholesterol: 189mgSodium: 597mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 1gSugar: 35gProtein: 43g

Nutrition isn't always accurate.

Thanks, Shirley, for the wonderful gift! More honey recipes to come!

Honey Chicken

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  1. I got this email today and I had to come to Walmart where I am right now buying the ingredients to make this tonight. So excited… Looks delish!!

    1. I am so excited that you found something you couldn’t wait to try!! πŸ™‚

  2. So I made it.. DANG It smelled delicious. I couldn’t have it, I’m on a dumb diet (story of my life) anyway, so I had it done and I gave it to my husband.. he said it was really good, after his first plate he came back for another “small piece” and ate that, when he was done he came back and said “I might as well finish that piece”.. LOL.

    My nephew came over for dinner later last night, he had one piece and ate it all, then I said, do you want more chicken? he said SURE.. so he ate another piece.. this was at about 11 pm last night!!

    Anyway, can’t wait to be able to lose a little more weight so I can go back to “normal foods”..

    a few questions;

    1 – Hubby said I should have just used the “deep fryer” – have you tried it like this, do you think it’d be OK to do it there next time?

    2 – Do you have a “Good” and “easy” recipe for Chinese fried rice? I made one last night, but somehow hubby did not have seconds of it.. LOL πŸ™‚

    Thank you so much for your posts, I truly enjoy your website!

    1. I am so glad it went over so well!! I totally know what you mean about the diet thing… grr. They are NOT my friend! πŸ˜‰ I have never used the deep fryer… I can’t see why it wouldn’t work? If you try it let me know! I LOVE the idea of spicing it up some. The red pepper would be a fantastic addition! Great idea!! Here is my Fried Rice Recipe: http://anaffairfromtheheart.com/2014/10/fried-rice/ We LOVE it!! I hope you do, too! Lily, It means so much to me that you enjoy my site!! Thank you for trying the recipes and commenting. You’re the best!

    2. Yup.. I’ll try the deep fryer next time along with the crushed red pepper.. I’m NOT making this again until I can eat.. LOL.. it’ s just too much torture… it smelled REALLY good and looked really good too! πŸ˜‰

  3. I forgot.. he said that maybe I should add “crushed red pepper” to the sauce next time (yes, he was already thinking about “next time”.. because he likes his Chinese spicy.. do you think that would mix and taste well?

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