est Honey Butter Fried Chicken tossed in a sauce infused with fresh garlic and red crushed pepper. The entire family will love this recipe!

What I love most about this honey butter fried chicken aside from itā€™s sweet and salty combo, is that its bone-in fried chicken in a cast iron skillet, then covered in a honey butter sauce.

Basically, the real thing. I didnā€™t want this to be grilled nuggets, baked chicken, or chicken tenders tossed in sauce. Although all those sound good too, I was just in the mood for the real thing. Bone-in fried chicken is King. Period.

Letā€™s talk about the sauce, itā€™s simple but I love how well it goes with this fried chicken. How can you not love fresh garlic, butter, honey, and salt?

I would highly recommend serving this with some warm butter biscuits. You may even use chicken breast instead and make a honey butter crispy chicken sandwich.


Fry the chicken on each side for about 8-10 minutes.

Finish cooking the chicken in the oven until a cooking thermometer reaches 165 F.

Always fry the chicken at room temperature.

Do not use olive oil or coconut oil.

Use peanut or canola oil for best results.

Brine the chicken in a salt/water brine.


Fried Chicken:

  • 2Ā lbsĀ bone-in chicken
  • 6Ā cupsĀ water
  • 1/4Ā cupĀ salt
  • 1Ā tspĀ Ā granulated garlic
  • 1Ā tspĀ Ā onion powder
  • 1Ā tspĀ Ā paprika
  • 4Ā tbspĀ all purposeĀ flour
  • 2Ā tbspĀ cornstarch
  • 2Ā eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste

Honey Butter Sauce:

  • 4Ā tbspĀ butter
  • 1/4Ā cupĀ honey
  • 2Ā garlic cloves
  • pinchĀ of red crushed pepper
  • 2-3Ā dried red chiliesĀ optional
  • salt to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine the water and salt.
  2. Place the chicken in the bowl and refrigerate for a minimum of one hour.
  3. Using a paper towel, pat dry the chicken and let it come to room temperature.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the all-purposeĀ flour, cornstarch, granulated garlic, onion powder, paprika, eggs, a pinch of salt, and pepper to taste.
  5. Place the chicken in the flour-egg mixture and let it sit for about 20 minutes.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  7. Fry the chicken for 8-10 minutes on each side.
  8. Bake the chicken in the oven for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked through.
  9. To make the honey butter sauce, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-highĀ heat.
  10. Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant ā€¦
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