This delicious honey butter fried chicken recipe is a must-try for any chicken lover! Experience the perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors with this simple yet flavorful dish.
Give this delicious and indulgent twist on classic comfort food a try. The chicken is coated in a crispy batter, then fried to perfection and drizzled with a sweet honey butter glaze. This combination of savory and sweet flavors makes for an irresistible dish that will leave you wanting more.
Its unique flavor profile sets it apart from other types of fried chicken. The sweetness of the honey butter glaze pairs perfectly with the salty, crunchy coating of the chicken, creating a mouth-watering balance that will satisfy any craving. Plus, honey butter adds an extra layer of richness and decadence to this already sinful dish.
Overall, if you're looking for a new way to enjoy fried chicken or indulge in something truly delicious, honey butter Korean fried chicken is worth trying. Whether you're cooking it up at home or grabbing some from your local restaurant, this dish will impress your taste buds and leave you feeling satisfied.
The secret to this mouthwatering chicken lies in the perfect blend of honey and butter to coat the chicken before frying. To create the dish, you'll need a few simple ingredients.
Here is a list of what you'll need:
- Boneless chicken breast tenderloins
- Sparkling water
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Salt and black pepper
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Soy sauce
See recipe card for quantities.
To make the honey butter chicken recipe, you'll need to heat up several inches of frying oil in a pot or frying pan with tall sides. Although air frying is possible, it won't give the classic fried exterior.
Place the chicken tenderloins and sparkling water into a mixing bowl. Dump in flour.
Add in the cornstarch.
Add onion powder.
Add garlic powder. Mix well to coat chicken with wet batter.
Fry the chicken in the heated oil by carefully adding each piece to the hot oil.
Fry until golden brown and cooked through. Drain each piece on paper towel lined plate and set aside.
While the chicken is frying, add the butter to a skillet over medium heat.
Add the honey.
Stir in the soy sauce.
Drizzle the sauce over the chicken, and toss to coat before serving.
If you want to switch up this Korean honey butter fried chicken, there are plenty of variations. You’ll find a few suggestions below.
- Add spicy seasoning. If you enjoy spicy food, add cayenne pepper or hot sauce to the glaze for an extra kick. You can even make it a coconut sriracha honey butter sauce.
- Use different spices in the breading mixture. Additional spices like paprika or curry powder can add depth of flavor to your chicken.
- Try baking or air frying instead of cooking the chicken in oil. Coat the chicken with the wet batter and bake or air fry at 400°F until cooked through and golden brown.
- Experiment with different flour or coatings, like panko breadcrumbs for a crispy texture.
If this is your first time making the recipe, there are a few tips and tricks.
- Use a heavy-bottomed pan or Dutch oven with tall sides to fit several inches of oil but isn’t too wide.
- Heat your oil to 350°F before carefully adding each piece of chicken.
- Fry until golden brown on both sides before removing from the hot oil and setting on a paper towel-lined plate.
- Coat the chicken pieces well with the sauce.
Serving this juicy chicken dish with sticky rice is a classic way to serve it. Add some steamed vegetables or a side salad for a complete meal for one.
It’s also tasty as a honey butter fried chicken sandwich. Just place it inside a bun or between bread slices. Add some air fryer frozen potato fries on the side.
If you plan to eat the chicken within a few days, you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This will keep the chicken fresh for up to five days.
If you want to store it longer than that, you can also freeze it. Place the chicken in a freezer-safe bag or container and freeze for up to three months. When ready to eat, thaw in the refrigerator overnight and reheat in the oven or microwave until warm throughout.
You can use fresh garlic instead of powder in fried chicken breading. Fresh garlic adds a more intense flavor than powder and can be easily incorporated into the breading mix. For best results, mince the garlic finely before adding it to the mix, and make sure it is evenly distributed
Sparkling water can add a light, crispy texture to the fried chicken batter. The carbon dioxide in the water has tiny air bubbles that make air pockets within the coating to help give it some crunch when cooked.
Air fryers are a great alternative to traditional deep-frying since they require less oil and produce a crispy, crunchy result. However, you won't get the same deep-fried taste or texture.
If you love this easy dish, you may want to check out these other chicken recipes.
- Air fryer chicken nuggets are a tasty finger food.
- Baked panko chicken is always a winning dinner idea.
- Air fryer chicken wings are easy to make with frozen wings.
- Chicken bacon ranch casserole is a family favorite.
Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest to see more recipes.
Honey Butter Fried Chicken
For the chicken:
- ½ pound Chicken breast tenderloins
- ¼ cup Cornstarch
- ¼ cup All-purpose flour
- ¼ cup Sparkling water
- ¼ teaspoon Garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon Onion powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Oil for frying
For the sauce:
- 3 tablespoons Butter
- 3 tablespoons Honey
- 1 tablespoons Soy sauce
- Place the chicken tenderloins into a mixing bowl.
- Add the flour, cornstarch, sparkling water, garlic powder, onion powder and salt and pepper to taste, to the bowl with the chicken, and toss to coat well.
- Heat several inches of oil in a pot or high sided skillet over medium high heat on the stove.
- Place the chicken into the heated oil, and fry until golden brown and cooked through.
- Drain the chicken on a paper towel lined plate.
- While the chicken is frying, add the butter to a skillet over medium heat.
- Stir in the honey and soy sauce once the butter is melted.
- Simmer until the sauce thickens slightly.
- Remove and set aside.
- When the chicken is done frying, place it into a mixing bowl.
- Drizzle the sauce over the chicken, and toss to coat before serving.
We love the extra kick on our honey butter chicken so I added some hot sauce to it! It turned out so tender and flavorful. So impressive!
My husband was so excited after I made this! He asked me to add it into the rotation it was so good! Thank you!
I was glad to find this recipe which came out perfect. I local restaurant serves something similar to this and I'm glad I can replicate it at home.
These honey butter chicken tenders are perfect for weeknight dinner. My whole fam enjoyed.
This fried chicken is so crispy and golden! Loved the honey butter too. Yum!