Hot Honey Chicken

Hot Honey Chicken



  • 3 large boneless/skinless chicken breasts, about 1 ½ lbs.
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Flour Mixture

  • ½ cup flour, use a generous ½ cup
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar, I use light

Egg Mixture

  • 3 large eggs, whisked very well
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce

Breading Mixture

  • 5 cups cornflakes
  • 1 ½ teaspoons paprika
  • ½ teaspoon EACH: salt, chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon EACH: pepper, cayenne pepper

Hot Honey Sauce

  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup hot sauce, I use Frank’s
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon EACH: garlic powder, onion powder, mustard powder
Preparation time:

35 minutes

Portions: 6
Difficulty: Baja


Hot Honey Chicken


Prep Work:

  • Use a food processor, a rolling pin, or your hands to crush the cornflakes. (I just use my hands!)
  • Combine the flour mixture, egg mixture, and breading mixture in 3 separate shallow bowls.
  • Slice the chicken in half lengthwise to create two thinner slices. Use a meat mallet to tenderize the smooth side of the chicken until it's 1/2-inch thick. Cut into smaller strips/pieces if desired.
  • Preheat oven to 425° F.

Bread the Chicken:

  • Pat the chicken completely dry and season each side with salt and pepper.
  • Coat generously in the flour mixture, then transfer to egg mixture. Use your fingers to slide excess egg mixture off the chicken so that it doesn’t bleed through the breading.
  • Transfer to the breading mixture and coat very well on all sides. If some areas need extra breading, give it a quick dip back into the eggs, then back to the breading.
  • Transfer to a lightly greased, light-colored baking sheet
  • Spray the chicken with nonstick cooking spray.

Bake the Chicken & Make Sauce

  • Bake for 15-16 minutes.
  • While the chicken bakes, combine the hot honey sauce ingredients in a small saucepan over low heat. Once the butter is melted, bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce heat to low until ready to serve.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven and drizzle with hot honey sauce. Some sauce may be reserved on the side for dipping as well. Serve!


Spice Level: The chicken itself is mild but the hot honey sauce does have a slight kick to it. The heat can be controlled by how much sauce you drizzle on the chicken. You can also add more honey to the sauce to offset some heat if needed.

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