Honey Fried Chicken
The combo of crunch, heat, and sweet is always fantastic. But did dipping crispy fried chicken in honey have to spell “soggy”?
Why This Recipe Works
Honey dipped fried chicken should be juicy and tender inside, with a crispy, honey-kissed coating. To keep it moist, we brine the chicken first. After a dusting of cornstarch, we dip it in a thin cornstarch-and-water batter, but the key find was double frying. We partially fry the chicken and let it rest to allow moisture from the skin to evaporate before frying a second time for an incredibly crunchy crust. A quick dunk in a mixture of warm honey and hot sauce gives this chicken an irresistibly sticky coating.