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Crispy Baked Hot Honey Chicken

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Crispy Baked Hot Honey Chicken features super crispy baked chicken strips covered in a spicy honey sauce that everyone will love! Makes a perfect appetizer or meal.

Crispy Baked Hot Honey Chicken strip
Everyone loves crispy chicken strips, right? Hot honey chicken is all the rage, and I decided it was time to make my own healthier baked chicken strips to share. Of course, I couldn’t just make plain crispy baked chicken but decided to make hot honey chicken loaded with flavor instead. I hope you enjoy!

crispy baked hot honey chicken strips
How to Make Crispy Baked Hot Honey Chicken

When deciding what ingredients to use for the batter, I wanted to make these chicken strips healthier, so I went with white whole-wheat flour. It tastes like all-purpose flour but contains more vitamins and fiber.

baked chicken strips

I also used Argo® Corn Starch to make it extra crispy! Crispy chicken strips are totally essential, and this corn starch makes these the crispiest chicken strips with an airy texture.

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Hot honey chicken strips
I like using Argo® Corn Starch for different recipes, including as a thickener for fruit crisps and to thicken different sauces and soups. When using the corn starch to batter chicken, it gives it a really crunchy and browned coating that everyone will love. This is a trusted brand with over 100 years of quality. Be sure to visit Argo® Corn Starch for more inspiration. ​

crispy baked hot honey chicken

I love flavor, so I added garlic powder, onion powder and black pepper for the breading. I used an egg and milk mixture to coat the strips and then covered it in the breading mixture. I baked the chicken strips in the oven instead of frying them to make them healthier. You won’t miss the deep-fried breading!

Hot honey chicken sauce

Hot Honey Sauce

For the hot honey sauce, I decided to keep it super simple and just mix together a mixture of honey and my favorite hot sauce. Alternatively, you can use cayenne pepper and garlic instead of the hot sauce.

Hot honey sauce
My family eats dinner together every night, and my kids love this meal. At first, I left some chicken strips plain because I thought that these might be too hot for my kids, but I was so wrong. They loved the spice! I ended up adding the sauce to theirs as well. My daughter told me "Mommy, I love these so much. They're a little spicy, but I don't care. I love spicy now!"

Crispy hot honey chicken

We pair the chicken strips with lots of veggies and sometimes roasted potatoes or smashed potatoes. These were the crispiest and tastiest chicken strips! I can’t wait to experiment making them in different flavors.

Baked hot honey chicken

Crispy Baked Hot Honey Chicken

Crispy Baked Hot Honey Chicken features super crispy baked chicken strips covered in a spicy honey sauce that everyone will love! Makes a perfect appetizer or meal.
Yield: serves 4-6 

Crispy Baked Hot Honey Chicken

Crispy Baked Hot Honey Chicken features super crispy baked chicken strips covered in a spicy honey sauce that everyone will love!
Prep Time:  15 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Total time: 40 mins


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 cup white whole-wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup Argo® Corn Starch
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • Hot Honey Sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1-2 tablespoons hot sauce


  1. Cut chicken breasts into strips. Whisk eggs in a bowl with milk.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
  3. In a bowl, mix together flour, corn starch and spices. Get out a baking sheet and spray with nonstick spray.
  4. Take chicken strips and dip in egg wash and then in the flour mixture. Place each strip on baking sheet and continue until ingredients are used up.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes on one side. Flip over and cook for 10-15 minutes on the other side until chicken strips are cooked through and are very crispy. 
  6. Meanwhile, heat together honey and hot sauce in a saucepan or in the microwave.
  7. Once chicken is cooked, drizzle hot honey on chicken and serve.
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crispy baked hot honey chicken recipe

1 comment:

  1. These chicken strips look amazing! Totally making this recipe for dinner one night this week!


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