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Honey-Baked Chicken

Honey-Baked Chicken

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 2 1/2 to 3 pounds skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs and drumsticks
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/2 cups plain breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • Kosher salt and black pepper

Honey Glaze

  • 1 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Parsley, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F and have a large baking pan (9 x 13-inches) nearby.
  2. Set up a breading station with 3 shallow bowls, filling one with the flour, one with the eggs and the last with the panko, plain breadcrumbs and avocado oil. Season each with salt and pepper, mixing together to combine. The texture of the breadcrumbs should feel and look like wet sand.
  3. Rinse and pat dry the chicken, season generously on both sides with salt and pepper. Starting with the flour, dredge on both sides, move on to the egg to coat even and then cover with breadcrumbs. Transfer to the baking pan. Repeat with remaining pieces of chicken.
  4. Bake the chicken for 25 minutes.
  5. While the chicken is baking, in a medium saucepan combine the honey, orange juice, soy sauce, minced garlic, hot sauce, pepper and salt. Bring to a boil and reduce down slightly.
  6. After 25 minutes, remove the chicken from the oven, using tongs turn oven and lower the temperature to 350 degrees F. Pour over the glaze, leaving about 1/4 in the saucepan.
  7. Return the chicken to the oven and continue to bake for another 10 minutes.
  8. Place the saucepan with the remaining glaze back on the burner, bring to a boil and continue to reduce until it is a nice thick syrup.
  9. Once the chicken has finished cooking, transfer to a serving platter and pour the cooked down glaze over the top. Sprinkle chopped parsley over the top and serve.

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): National Honey Board








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