Crispy Hot Honey Chicken

Trust me on this one – corn flakes is the best way to make crispy breading!


  • 6 cups corn flakes
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (or 2 pounds of chicken of choice)

Hot Honey

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2-3 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 1-3 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt


  • Heat oven to 425F
  • Place a cooking rack on top of your cookie sheet so the hot air can circulate around the chicken completely.
  • In a food processor, combine the cornflakes, parmesan, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and a pinch of salt. Pulse until you have fine crumbs. Alternately, you can crush the corn flakes in a ziplock bag and combine with the rest of the ingredients in a shallow bowl.
  • Beat the eggs in a bowl and mix in the hot sauce. Toss the chicken into the mixture to coat.
  • Dredge the chicken into the corn flake crumbs and press firmly to ensure chicken is fully coated. Place on the cooking rack.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes until chicken is cooked through and breading is crispy.
  • While chicken is cooking, combine honey, hot sauce, cayenne, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, and a pinch of salt into a saucepan. Stir while the mixture warms through and combines together.
  • Drizzle the hot honey sauce over the cooked chicken before serving. If spicy isn’t your thing, the chicken is great on its own!
  • Goes great with rice and salad!

Thanks to Half Baked Harvest

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