Honey-fried chicken

Honey Fried Chicken

Honey Fried Chicken excerpted from The Chicken Shack: Over 65 cluckin’ good recipes that showcase the best ways to enjoy chicken.

The Chicken Shack: Over 65 cluckin' good recipes that showcase the best ways to enjoy chicken.

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Honey-fried chicken

Fried chicken is one of the world’s most popular foods and each culture has their own version. Some like buttermilk-fried chicken, some prefer extra-crispy, double-fried chicken and others, particularly in the American south with a sweet tooth, prefer this delicious honey-fried version.

1.8-kg/4-lb. chicken, cut into pieces
170 g/½ cup runny honey
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 packet chicken bouillon granules
260 g/2 cups plain/all-purpose flour
1 litre/quart vegetable oil, for frying
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

To serve

creamed corn, or your choice of other vegetable side (optional)


Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper, then coat each seasoned piece with honey.

In a shallow dish or bowl, mix together the garlic powder, chicken bouillon granules and flour. Dredge the honey-coated chicken pieces in the flour mixture, coating completely.

Fill a large, heavy-based frying-pan/skillet with oil to a depth of 2.5 cm/1 inch and heat over a medium-high heat until the oil is bubbling steadily.

In batches, fry the chicken for at least 8 minutes per side, until it’s no longer pink and until the juices run clear. Make sure you reheat the oil so it’s bubbling steadily before frying the next batch.

Serve with creamed corn or other vegetables (if desired).

Recipe reprinted with permission with Ryland Peters & Small.

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