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 and 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. It 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

So many readers have sent thanks for this recipe and shared it with their friends, declaring 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 and 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.

Because the chicken breasts are pounded out to a 1/2 inch thickness, they fry up even faster than the pork chops while still providing a juicy chicken interior and a super crunchy exterior that has been such a big reason for this recipe’s popularity. A quick dip in the easily prepared honey garlic sauce adds a sweet and slightly salty finish that everyone just loves.

We served ours with some Chinese egg noodles, lightly tossed in the same sauce, with a few sautéed vegetables on the side for 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.

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Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken Breasts

You’ll find hundreds of other delicious recipe ideas like this in our Chicken Recipes Gallery and even more great ideas in ourQuick & Easy Dinners Category. Just click on the photos there to get to the recipes.

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WANT STILL MORE HONEY GARLIC CHICKEN?

Crispy Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

Crispy Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

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.

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.

Baked Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken

Baked Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken

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Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken Breasts
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Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken Breasts
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
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.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian Inspired
Servings4 servings
Calories551 kcal
AuthorBarry C. Parsons
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
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 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
US Customary – Metric
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.
Recipe Notes

For a gluten free option, try substituting rice flour for the white flour.

Nutrition Facts
Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken Breasts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 551Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 236mg79%
Sodium 3338mg139%
Potassium 718mg21%
Total Carbohydrates 77g26%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 70g
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A43%
Vitamin C2.9%
Calcium6.9%
Iron23.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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