Asian Honey Chicken


Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes Total Time 30 minutes

Yield 4 servings

A take-out favorite that you can easily make right at home - and the homemade version tastes a millions times better!



  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil 
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks 
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 1 cup buttermilk 
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch 
  • 1/2 cup honey 
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil 
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or more, to taste 


  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. 
  • Working one at a time, dredge chicken in flour, dip into buttermilk, then dredge in flour again, pressing to coat. 
  • Working in batches, add chicken to the skillet, 3 or 4 at a time, and cook until evenly golden and crispy, about 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. 
  • In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water; set aside. 
  • In a small saucepan over medium high heat, combine honey, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, sesame oil and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and stir in cornstarch mixture until slightly thickened, about 2-3 minutes; set aside. 
  • Serve chicken immediately, drizzled with honey glaze.