Honey Garlic Fried Chicken : Crazy Cooking Challenge

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Welcome to Challenge #11 for the Crazy Cooking Challenge but for me Challenge #1!!  I have been following Mom’s Crazy Cooking for awhile and I always enjoy seeing the challenge posts.  I’m so excited to now be apart of those challenges!  And I was so excited when I saw July’s challenge was Fried Chicken because I knew exactly what recipe I was going to try! 

When I first saw this chicken recipe from Rock Recipes, I knew it would be one the Hubs and I would love!  And to say we loved it would probably be an understatement!  Let me put it to you this way – the next day after I made this chicken, the Hubs asked me what we were having for dinner and before I could even answer he says “that chicken last night was so good”.  I think maybe he was trying to hint at what he wanted for dinner…

INGREDIENTS FOR FRIED CHICKEN:
1 pound chicken breast cutlets, thinly sliced
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon ground sage
1 tablespoon ground paprika
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
3 eggs
6 tablespoons water
oil for frying – I used Vegetable

INGREDIENTS FOR HONEY GARLIC SAUCE:
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 & 1/2 cups honey
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 teaspoons fresh ground pepper

LETS COOK THE CHICKEN:
1. Start by combining the flour, salt, pepper, ginger, nutmeg, thyme, sage, paprika and crushed red pepper in a shallow bowl.
2. Make an egg wash by lightly beating the three eggs and water in a second shallow bowl.
3. Pour your oil into a large skillet and heat over medium to medium-high heat.  I kept my stove on a 6 out of 10 setting.
4. While the oil is heating, dip the chicken into the flour and seasoning mixture.  Dip the chicken into the eggwash and then dip the chicken back into the flour mixture.  Be sure to press the chicken into the flour mixture the second time to make sure you get a good coating.  Lightly shake off any excess flour.
5. Add the chicken to the hot oil and gently fry until golden brown and crispy on both sides, about 5 minutes per side.  If you are using the thin sliced chicken breasts, this should be more than enough time to make sure that the chicken is cooked through.
6. Once the chicken is golden brown, remove from the oil and allow to drain on a wire rack before dipping in the Honey Garlic Sauce.

LETS COOK THE HONEY GARLIC SAUCE:
1. In a small saucepan, heat the olive oil and garlic over medium heat until the garlic is soft but not brown.
2. Add the honey, soy sauce and pepper.
3. Simmer for 10 minutes, remove from heat and allow to cool for a couple of minutes.
4. Dip the Fried Chicken breasts into the sauce.

NOTES:
*I served the chicken over steamed white rice, which honestly I’m not a huge fan of, but I kid you not when I say I cleaned my plate of that rice soaked in the Honey Garlic Sauce.  I think I could drink that sauce by the cupful!

RECIPE INSPIRED BY: Rock Recipes

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Comments

  1. says

    Welcome to “The Challenge,” Jaime Lyn! You had me at ‘honey’ with this one … I’m a beekeeper, so love cooking with honey. My chicken recipe for The Challenge used honey, too … it gives wonderful flavor and is amazingly tenderizing, isn’t it? Yours looks fabulous!
    Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground (CCC #7)

  2. says

    Thank you all for stopping by ladies!! I am loving checking out everyone’s recipes!! I’m pretty sure it’s all I’ve done today! ;)

    I made a pinboard to highlight all of our fried chicken recipes!

    Hope you all have a great weekend!

  3. says

    honey garlic! sounds AMAZING! I am your newest follower and I cannot wait to read more of your posts and hope that maybe you can return the favor and follow my preppy blog. I always comment back and would love to start a friendly relationship with your wonderful blog!

  4. says

    This chicken looks delicious! I’m going to have to make it soon! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m following you back from What’s Cooking in the Burbs. Have a great evening!

  5. says

    Thank you all for stopping by and all the sweet comments!! I love it!!

    & thank you to all my new followers! I love making new friends! :)

    @TheUDG~seriously cracking me up right now! But I’m pretty sure the sauce could even be used to bathe in! ;)

  6. says

    I love that this is made with breast cutlets so they cook so quickly. All those herbs and spices sound wonderful! And then the sauce! I cannot wait to give this one a try!

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