This was my first huge Pinterest success! And it is still my favorite to this very day. I love to serve this chicken only with a salad of arugula, spinach and mix green salad to counter the sweetness of the chicken. Carrots are also a nice addition. You don’t even need dressing! Just drizzle some of the left over sauce over the salad and you have the perfect combination. Note that there is a little bite to the chicken but that what makes it so great, because it cuts through the sweetness. It isn’t spicy hot, just had a tiny bite.
I love it when my family and friends come over when I making this. The first thing I hear when they come in the door is, “What are you making?” Then I give them a try and they always ask to stay. This recipe is to die for and I am so thankful this was my first and favorite Pinterest success and love.
- 4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 2 cups flour
- 4 teaspoon salt
- 4 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 tablespoon ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon freshly ground nutmeg
- 2 teaspoon ground thyme
- 2 teaspoon ground sage
- 2 tablespoon paprika
- 4 eggs
- 8 tablespoon water
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 3-4 cloves, minced garlic
- 1 cup honey
- 1/4 cup soy sauce (low sodium soy sauce is best)
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Canola oil for frying
- Note this recipes serves 8-10 people, cut in half if serving a small group or family
Take the chicken breast and slice each on in half, so you will have 8 pieces. Then 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.
Sift together the flour, salt, black pepper, ground ginger, nutmeg, thyme, sage paprika and cayenne pepper.
Make an egg wash by whisking together the eggs and water.
Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, then dip the meat in the flour and spice mixture. Dip the breast into the egg-wash and then a final time into the flour and spice mix, pressing the mix into the meat to get good contact.
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.
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.
To make the Honey Garlic Sauce:
In a medium saucepan add the 2 tablespoon olive oil and minced garlic. Cook over medium heat to soften the garlic but do not let it brown.
Add the honey, soy sauce and black pepper.
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.
My review: This is hands down my favorite chicken recipe.
Kids review: This meals always makes my children silent, last night I actually heard myself think in the middle of dinner. That is how good this is! JoJo said last night when she took a bite, “Oh, this is so good. Wait its spicy… but in a good way. Can I have more? I love this chicken.”
Recipe adapted from: Rock Recipes