Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Honey Lime Chicken

The Menu:
Honey Lime Chicken


The Original Recipe:
I have had this in my files for way to long. My husband picked it to try, and I am so glad he did. It is soooo yummy! I would use it as a marinade next time and grill the chicken. Way healthier! Also, the sauce/glaze doesn't seem like it will be enough. It will, it all works out just the right way!


Honey Lime Chicken Wings


18 whole chicken wings, split

1/4 cup honey

2 tablespoons lime juice

Finely grated zest of one lime

1 clove garlic, minced

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

Oil (for deep frying)

Heat oil in deep fryer

Cut tips off of wings, discard. Then cut in two pieces. Mix honey, lime juice, lime zest and garlic together.



Place the flour, salt and pepper in a plastic bag and shake the chicken wings in the flour to coat.

In a large skillet, or deep fryer, fry the chicken wings in hot, 1 inch deep oil until cooked through. Place the cooked wings in the honey/lime mixture and toss to coat well. Serve immediately


The Way I Made It My Own:
I used Chicken Tenders instead. It worked out wonderfully! Like I said, next time I think I will marinate the chicken for about 30 min. beforehand, and I will grill the chicken. It would taste great with that grill flavor!
Honey Lime Chicken Tenders


12 chicken tenders

1/4 cup honey

2 tablespoons lime juice

Finely grated zest of one lime

1 clove garlic, minced

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking powder

Oil (for frying) I used peanut oil


 Mix honey, lime juice, lime zest and garlic together.

Place the flour, baking powder, salt and pepper in a plastic bag and shake the chicken wings in the flour to coat.

In a large cast iron skillet fry the chicken wings in hot oil (I had mine on medium high, around number 7 on the stove), 1 inch deep oil until cooked through (about 10 minutes; 5minutes on each side should do). Place the cooked wings in the honey/lime mixture and toss to coat well. Serve immediately.

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