In honor of me and my husband celebrating one year of marriage, I am going to share with you our favorite recipe: Copycat Chili’s Honey Chipotle Chicken Crispers!
As per usual – I don’t want to keep you scrolling unless you want to; so, here’s the recipe; but don’t forget if you make this recipe tag me in it @SAHMable! I would love to see how it turned out for you!
This Copycat Chili’s Honey Chipotle Chicken Crispers recipe is handcrafted after a series of searching the interwebs and being disappointed in my search results over the span of the first probably 3 months of marriage. So, I present to you – my version of Copycat Chili’s Honey Chipotle Chicken Crispers.
2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 tsp Chipotle Chili Pepper Powder
2 c Flour
Eggwash (that is an egg mixed with some water)
Oil (enough for frying)
2/3 c Honey
1/4 c Water
1/4 c Ketchup
1/2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
3 tsp Chipotle Chili Pepper Powder
Coating and frying the Chicken
If you have been reading my recipes, then you know this is my favorite way to fry chicken. If you don’t know how to fry chicken, check out: Easy Orange Chicken in 30 minutes. There, I give you great step-by-step instructions on how to fry chicken!
As far as coating goes, cut the chicken into your desired bite sized pieces. For this recipe, I like to do about an inch and a half to 2 inches because Chili’s usually has pretty big chunks.
Combine the flour, 1 tsp chipotle chili pepper powder, salt, and pepper into a large ziplock bag or a container with a lid. Add the chicken chunks to the container and shake vigorously.
Then, dredge the chicken into an eggwash and back into the flour.
Shake vigorously(again) but this time, leave it in the bag for 5 minutes for the best results. I make sure to wait 5 minutes or longer by waiting (until now) to turn on the heat for the oil.
Once the oil is heated, fry your chicken (for more details check out: Easy Orange Chicken in 30 Minutes)
For this recipe, the key to the “crispers” part is to have crispy chicken! So, for the best results, keep the chicken in for an extra minute or longer. After finding this new coating and frying method, I have not experienced dried out chicken, but that may be different for you (I hope it’s not though!)
For the Sauce:
Add the remaining ingredients (honey, water, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, chipotle chili pepper powder) to a large pan.
Let simmer until thick, but not too thick or else it will turn into a hard candy once cooled.
If it gets too thick, add some water and simmer.
Add chicken and coat.
Serve with some loaded mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli and you’ll have Chili’s at home!
Remember, if you make this recipe and post it to social media, tag me @SAHMable!
Good luck and happy cooking!