Southern Oven Fried Chicken with a Hot Honey Sauce
Super delish fried-but-not-fried chicken with a umami rich hot honey sauce
Servings Prep Time
2people 15mins
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
2people 15mins
Cook Time
For the Over Fried Chicken
  • 4 chicken breastI used skin off
  • 300ml buttermilk
  • 1-2tsp salt
  • 4tbsp breadcrumbsI used panko
  • 2tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1-2tbsp olive oil
For the Hot Honey Sauce
  • 4tbsp butter
  • 2tbsp honey
  • 1/4tsp red chilli powder
  • 2tsp cayenne pepper powder
  • 1/4tsp paprika powder
  • 1/4tsp garlic powder
  • Salt to taste
Recipe Notes
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. In a zip lock bag, add the chicken pieces. Pour in the buttermilk and the salt. Seal the bag carefully, toss and shake everything so that the buttermilk coats the chicken and then refrigerate the bag for at least 30 mins or so. The longer the better – overnight being the best.
  3. In a bowl, mix the breadcrumbs, wheat flour and a little salt. 
  4. Remove the piece of chicken one by one and drop into the breadcrumb mix. Make sure the breadcrumbs coats the chicken surface well.
  5. Transfer the chicken pieces onto the baking sheet, brush the chicken with olive oil. 
  6. Oven roast for about 15 mins, then turn the chicken pieces and roast for another 15-20 mins or until the chicken is golden brown on both sides.
  7. To make the hot honey sauce, in a hot pan, add the butter and melt.
  8. To this, add the honey, cayenne pepper, chilli, paprika, salt and garlic powder. Mix all the ingredients. Hot honey sauce is ready.
  9. Once the chicken is ready, plate and slather the hot honey sauce all over the chicken pieces and enjoy warm or cold.