A Southern classic, this recipe is one of our favorites. Eaten hot or cold, Honey Fried Chicken has a delightful sweetness that compliments its crunchy coating perfectly. Superb for lunch, dinner or a picnic with biscuits.

Honey Fried Chicken
Biscuits or waffles make a great side dish with fried chicken.
Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 to 6
  • 1 Quart buttermilk
  • 6 Cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • cooking oil to fill a large skillet halfway.
  • 8 chicken pieces
  • 1/2 Cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • your favorite chicken spices
  1. Mix honey and buttermilk together and pour into a shallow bowl.
  2. Place chicken pieces in honey/buttermilk mixture and let sit for at least 4 hours.
  3. Once the chicken has set, mix eggs and 2 Cups of the buttermilk/honey mixture in another bowl.
  4. Combine and flour, baking soda and your favorite chicken spices in a third bowl. Dredge chicken in flour mixture, cover in egg/buttermilk mixture and redredge.
  5. Fry in skillet with oil temperature at 375 degrees for approximately 20 minutes.
  6. Turn chicken every 5 minutes. Once done, place on paper towels to drain.
  7. To make gravy, drain all but 2 or 3 tablespoons of oil from skillet. Off the heat, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of flour and mix with oil. Place on medium high heat and let flour brown some.
  8. Stir in 1/2 cup milk and bring to boil. If gravy is to thick add more milk. Salt to taste.
For a crispier breading, add extra baking soda.

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