1/2 cup Honey
2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon sesame seed oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or rice wine vinegar
pinch of red pepper flakes, if wanted
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon water
3 large chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 lbs), cut into 1 1/2" pieces
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
Canola oil, for frying (2" of oil in a skillet)
- In a saucepan over medium heat, add the honey, soy sauce, water, sesame oil, red pepper flakes (if using) and vinegar. Whisk and bring to a boil. In a separate bowl stir together the cornstarch and water. Once the mixture is boiling, while continuing to whisk, slowly add the cornstarch mixture. Bring back to a boil and then turn down to simmer (low heat) for 10 minutes.
- If you are still frying your chicken, just leave the sauce on the low heat to keep it warm. If it starts to get too thick just add water, 1 tablespoon at a time. Don't thin it out too much. It should be a thick sauce but not heavy thick.
- Meanwhile, heat the oil in a deep skillet pan oven over medium high heat (I do a 6 on my stove top). In a dish, mix the flour and spices. Toss the chicken (about 15 pieces at a time) in the flour, then the buttermilk and then back into the flour. Once the oil is hot cook the chicken, turning occasionally until golden and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. Drain on a paper towel lined plate.
- Once all chicken batches are done put the chicken into a mixing bowl. Pour the sauce over the chicken and gently toss together until all the chicken pieces are coated.
- Serve over white or brown rice.
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