Chili’s Crispy Honey-Chipotle Chicken Crispers

(from Thentheresjess’s recipe box)

Source: RecipeThing user castro15

Categories: Chicken


  • Chicken:
  • 12 chicken tenderloins
  • Some shortening or 6 cups vegetable oil, for frying
  • Honey-Chipotle Sauce:
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 tsp chipotle chili pepper, ground or powdered
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Batter:
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Breading:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Garnish:
  • French fries
  • Corn on the cob
  • Ranch dipping sauce


  1. Mix all the chipotle sauce ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. When the sauce starts boiling, reduce it to a simmer and leave it for another 2 minutes before removing from heat.

  2. eheat the oil to 350. Whisk all the batter ingredients (except the flour) together for 30 seconds. When everything is mixed, add in the flour and mix again.

  3. Add all the breading ingredients to another bowl.

  4. Place the batter and breading bowls beside each other to make your coating station. The oil should be hot enough now.

  5. Dip the chicken into the batter, let the excess batter drip off, and then dip it in the breading to coat.

  6. Place the breaded chicken on a plate and start frying, two at a time at most. Leave each chicken piece in the oil for at least 4 minutes.

  7. Prepare a plate by covering it with paper towels.

  8. When the chicken is done cooking, transfer it to the paper towels to let the oil drain off.

  9. Let the fried chicken cool, and then transfer it to a deep bowl. Add in the sauce and toss everything together. Make sure you cover the chicken in sauce.

  10. Transfer to a plate and serve with sides of French fries, corn on the cob, and ranch dipping sauce.

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