Crispy hot honey chicken


This chicken stays crispy for hours! I couldn’t believe it myself until i tried it out. It was developed by one of my favorite bloggers RecipeTinEats and she found a holy grail batter combination that just works. I tweaked the recipe to make it into a spicy hot honey version but kept the batter components the same and omg, when I tell you that my husband ate it all, he legit inhaled it. So it’s definitely going in the holy grail section of my blog. I am dying to try it out with cauliflower by I always end up getting soggy cauliflower after it’s coated in the sauce. Definitely give this a shot and check out her recipe linked down below. It gives amazing directions and tips and tricks to achieving the perfect crispy coating.


  • Oil for frying

Chicken Marinade Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breasts cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 tbsp + 2 tsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp buldak hot chicken flavor sauce (optional if you want it spicy)

Dredging Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cornstarch

Batter Ingredients:

  • 6 tbsp cornstarch
  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 8-9 tbsp COLD club soda

Spicy hot honey sauce Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp + 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper


  1. In a small bowl add chicken, all the marinade ingredients (soy sauce, cornstarch, baking soda, and buldak hot sauce) and mix well. Let it marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. In another bowl make the batter buy adding cornstarch, flour, baking powder, salt and mix well. Cover with a Saran Wrap and place in the fridge until ready to use.
  3. Dredge chicken in the cornstarch and set aside.
  4. Take the cold batter bowl from the fridge, and add 8-9 tbsp of COLD club soda. Mix until just combined. Don’t overmix, you want the carbonation.
  5. Place the chicken into the wet batter and deep fry at a temperature of 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 3 minutes.
  6. Place chicken on a wire rack and let it cool for 20 minutes.
  7. In the mean time, lets make our spicy hot honey sauce.
  8. In a sauce pan add honey, soy sauce, corn syrup, crushed red pepper and mix well. Simmer for 3 minutes and remove off of heat. Cover and keep warm.
  9. Heat the oil to 390 degrees Fahrenheit and deep fry chicken again for 90 seconds.
  10. Add the chicken into the sauce and mix well quickly. Garnish with green onions and sesame seed and enjoy hot! (We enjoyed eating it in a lettuce cup with some noodles and fried rice on the side)

Recipe adapted from:

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