Thursday, May 14, 2020

Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken Breasts

Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken Breasts


Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken Breasts. Rock Recipes NUMBER ONE recipe of all time. There is a very good reason why this recipe has been seen millions of times online!

Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken Breasts
Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken Breasts
Do these honey garlic chicken breasts look good or what? 
They should. The original pork version of this recipe Double Crunch Honey Garlic Pork Chops was posted one year ago this week. 
Double Crunch Honey Garlic Pork Chops on a white serving platter.
Double Crunch Honey Garlic Pork Chops
It very quickly grew to being the most popular recipe ever on Rock Recipes with just over 117,000 views to date. (2017 update: now several million times!)
It has been among the most commented upon and possibly the most raved about recipe I have ever posted too. And for very good reason.
t seems everyone who tried them loved them and made them over and over again.
Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken Breasts
Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken Breasts

A READER FAVOURITE.

So many readers have sent thanks for this recipe and shared it with their friends. They declared that it had become a new favourite in their family and had become a permanent fixture in their dinner planning menus.
Many readers also shared that they had tried this recipe with chicken breasts as well, as we often do in my family.
On the occasion of the one year anniversary of the recipe’s publication, we decided to prepare the chicken version and snap a new photo for the blog.

TIP:

Deboned chicken breasts for Chicken Parmesan Lasagna.
Deboned chicken breasts for Oven Fried Chicken Nuggets.
I like to debone my own chicken breasts so that I can roast the bones and skins for stock later. I freeze them until I have enough to cover a baking sheet then use the instructions in my post on making Chicken Stock here.
Because the chicken breasts are pounded out to a 1/2 inch thickness, they fry up even faster than the pork chops. But they still provide a juicy chicken interior and a super crunchy exterior that has been such a big reason for this recipe’s popularity.
Honey and garlic stock photo collage
A quick dip in the easily prepared honey garlic sauce adds a sweet and slightly salty finish that everyone just loves.

SIDE DISHES

We served ours with some Chinese egg noodles, lightly tossed in the same sauce. A few sautéed vegetables on the side and you have what our entire family agreed was one of the most satisfying and delicious meals imaginable in under 30 minutes.
Workday dinners just don’t get better than this.
Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken the baked version on a white serving platter
Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken the baked version.
DOUBLE CRUNCH HONEY GARLIC CHICKEN, THE BAKED VERSION.
Folks kept asking if this recipe could be baked and not fried. So, we finally decided to test a baked version to see if we could make it work.
I had every reason to believe this would still be great as an unfried, fat reduced version. After all, we have quite a number of baked crispy wing recipes.
The result was not in the least bit disappointing. It was still crisp and delicious. Spouse said she prefers it baked to fried.
She also hates being the person to do fat frying when preparing dinner. She mostly leaves that up to me. However this version suits her style of cooking more…and maybe yours too.
Check out the detailed instructions in the recipe below.
Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken the baked version with title text for Pinterest.
WANT STILL MORE HONEY GARLIC CHICKEN?
Many Many followers of Rock Recipes are huge fans of chicken wings of any kind. This version is easily translated into making amazingly delicious Crispy Honey Garlic Chicken Wings.
Crispy Honey Garlic Chicken Wings
Crispy Honey Garlic Chicken Wings
The are sure to be the hit of your next game day get together. They are undoubtedly one of the most popular of the many chicken wing recipes we’ve ever posted. Find them here.
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Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken Breasts
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Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken Breasts
YIELD:4 SERVINGS

DOUBLE CRUNCH HONEY GARLIC CHICKEN BREASTS


prep time: 15 MINUTES
cook time: 15 MINUTES
total time: 30 MINUTES
Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken Breasts - with over 2 Million views, this super crunchy double dipped chicken breast recipe with an easy honey garlic sauce is our most popular recipe ever.
4.4 Stars (204 Reviews)

Ingredients

  • 4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp black pepper
  • 3 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp ground thyme
  • 2 tsp ground sage
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3-4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce, low sodium soy sauce is best
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • canola oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken breasts between 2 sheets of plastic wrap and using a meat mallet, pound the meat to an even 1/2 inch thickness. Alternatively, you can slice the breasts by placing them flat on a cutting board and using a very sharp knife to slice them into halves horizontally.
  2. Sift together the flour, salt, black pepper, ground ginger, nutmeg, thyme, sage paprika and cayenne pepper. NOTE: This flour and spice dredge mix is sufficient for two batches of this chicken recipe so divide the batch and store 1/2 in a Ziploc bag in the freezer. I always like to make enough for next time...and there's always a next time with this recipe.
  3. Make an egg wash by whisking together the eggs and water.
  4. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, then dip the meat in the flour and spice mixture. Dip the breast into the eggwash and then a final time into the flour and spice mix, pressing the mix into the meat to get good contact.
  5. Heat a skillet on the stove with about a half inch of canola oil covering the bottom. You will want to carefully regulate the temperature here so that the chicken does not brown too quickly. The thinness of the breast meat practically guarantees that it will be fully cooked by the time the outside is browned. I find just below medium heat works well. I use a burner setting of about 4 1/2 out of 10 on the dial and fry them gently for about 4 or 5 minutes per side until golden brown and crispy.
  6. Drain on a wire rack for a couple of minutes before dipping the cooked breasts into the Honey Garlic Sauce. Serve with noodles or rice.
  7. To make the Honey Garlic Sauce:
  8. In a medium saucepan add the 2 tbsp olive oil and minced garlic. Cook over medium heat to soften the garlic but do not let it brown.
  9. Add the honey, soy sauce and black pepper.
  10. Simmer together for 5-10 minutes, remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes. Watch this carefully as it simmers because it can foam up over the pot very easily.

TO MAKE THE OVEN BAKED VERSION

  1. Follow the recipe exactly as for the fried version but while you are preparing the chicken, heat a baking sheet in a 425F degree oven. Preheating the pan does 2 things; it prevents the chicken from sticking to the pan and it ensures that the heat from the oven starts going directly into the crust on the chicken to make sure it becomes crispy.
  2. Dip all your chicken pieces and coat as instructed. As you finish individual pieces, lay them out on a lightly floured cutting board while you finish getting them all ready.
  3. When the pieces are all ready, take the hot pan from the oven and lightly oil the bottom of the baking pan with canola oil or other vegetable oil. Use only enough to coat the bottom of the pan.
  4. Working as quickly as possible, transfer the chicken pieces to the oiled pan. Do not crowd the pieces together. They should NOT touch each other or they will steam and not get crispy. Leave at least an inch of space between all pieces.
  5. Lightly spray the tops of the chicken pieces with vegetable oil. I recommend that you have a spray bottle filled with canola oil to use in any oven fried recipe for chicken, including this one. A simple pump bottle will do. Spraying the tops helps them start to get crispy in the hot oven too.
  6. Maintain the heat at 425 degrees F and place baking sheet in the oven. I use the second lowest rack in my oven.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes without opening the door! Take the pan out of the oven and flip all of the chicken pieces over.
  8. Return to the oven for another 10-15 minutes until the chicken pieces brown nicely and become crispy. Again don't open the door, maintaining a hot oven is important for this method.
  9. Dip the baked pieces in the sauce as usual and serve immediately.

THE NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PROVIDED IS AUTOMATICALLY CALCULATED BY THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE AND IS MEANT AS A GUIDELINE ONLY. EXACT ACCURACY IS NOT GUARANTEED. FOR RECIPES WHERE ALL INGREDIENTS MAY NOT BE USED ENTIRELY, SUCH AS THOSE WITH COATINGS ON MEATS, OR WITH SAUCES OR DRESSINGS FOR EXAMPLE, CALORIE & NUTRITIONAL VALUES PER SERVING WILL LIKELY BE SOMEWHAT LOWER THAN INDICATED.

Notes

For a gluten free option, try substituting rice flour for the white flour.
The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION


Yield

4

Serving Size

g
Amount Per ServingCalories551Saturated Fat3gCholesterol236mgSodium3338mgCarbohydrates77gFiber2gSugar70gProtein32g
The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.
Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken Breasts
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