A friend of mine was raving about an incredible chicken recipe called Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken. She sent me the link and I checked it out.
I quickly went to recipe builder and found that tasty chicken breast came out to 28 PP per serving. That’s more than my daily allowed. So I had think about it and ponder how I could lighten it up. A lot.
Now I have not tasted the original recipe, and it does look quite crunchy. I believe mine is just as crunchy. So this recipe is for you Courtney.
Make sure your chicken in pounded nice and thin otherwise it will brown very quickly but won’t cook on the inside.
So here is my version, based on this one found at Rock Recipes.
- 16 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin
- ½ cup Flour
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground thyme
- 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 Tablespoon Sweet Paprika
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 eggs
- 2 egg whites
- 3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
- For the sauce:
- ½ cup honey
- 3 or 4 cloves garlic, minced
- ⅛ cup soy sauce
- In a shallow bowl, combine all of the spices with the flour.
- In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and the egg whites
- Coat the chicken pieces with the flour spice mix
- Dip in the egg mixture and then again in the flour spice mixture
- In a large frying pan, heat up the coconut oil until it is nice and hot. Reduce the temp to medium high.
- Pan fry the chicken pieces about 4 or 5 minutes per side.
- In a small sauce pan, spray with non stick spray and brown the minced garlic.
- Add the honey and soy sauce and simmer for about 5 to 10 minutes.
- When the chicken is ready, dip into the honey sauce and serve.
According to the hubby all of the spices added to the flour made this chicken the best thing he has ever tasted.
I was actually surprised at how much he liked it. But he did. He said that he loved the sauce I dipped the chicken in because it was a sweet sauce.
I reduced the amount of honey from the original recipe by half. I reduced the amount of oil by more than half and I reduced the amount of flour by 1/2.
Enjoy your weekend.