Hot Honey Chicken Recipe Rehab

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes

makes 5-6 servings



For the Chicken:

  • Mix the brine together in one bowl.

  • Mix the seasoned flour together in one bowl.

  • Dip chicken into the brine, cover in the flour, shake, and place on a lined baking sheet. NOTE: You may need to air-fry in shifts.

  • Prep the air fryer + spray or brush the chicken with cooking oil. Air fry until desired crispiness...meanwhile preparing...

For the Sauce:

  • In a small saucepan, melt the butter and add the honey, hot sauce, Worcestershire and garlic.

  • Simmer gently until it thickens.

  • Remove from heat.

To Serve:

  • Drizzle the hot-honey sauce over the chicken after air-frying, brush, + save some extra to dip!

  • Top with parsley and chives, chopped

How to make


For the Chicken:

You can do any combination of thighs, drums, and breasts you'd like, but note that breasts are generally bigger, so you may need to double the brine, flour, +  sauce.

I used:

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken thighs

  • 2 x 4 oz. skinless, boneless chicken breasts - if they come thick, you may want to pound them down into thinner pieces with a meat mallet in order to have them all cook at a uniform time. Check my chicken cooking chart for more cooking hacks.

  • 8 wings ("drumettes")

For the Seasoning Flour:

  • 3/4 cups tapioca flour

  • 3/4 cups cornflake crumbs

  • 1 TB Old Bay seasoning

  • 2 tsp sea salt

  • 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika

  • 1 tsp mustard powder

  • 1 tsp black pepper, best if from freshly ground peppercorns

For the Brine:

  • 2 cups coconut milk

  • 1 TB hot sauce - I used a probiotic Sriracha I love

  • 2 tsp sea salt

  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, best if from freshly ground peppercorns

  • Avocado oil, to brush with for air-frying

For the hot honey sauce:

  • 1 TB butter, melted in a skillet

  • 1/4 cup raw honey, melted or room temperature

  • 2 TB hot sauce

  • 1 TB Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

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