Air Fryer Hot Honey Chicken


Why Is It Called Hot Honey?

The name “hot honey chicken” comes from the sauce. These crispy fried chicken legs are smothered in a spicy sauce made with honey, and it's SO GOOD!

What You'll Need

You'll only need a few ingredients to make this easy recipe. Let's get started!

Marinate the Chicken

In a large container, marinate the chicken in buttermilk, eggs, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and paprika.

Dredge the Chicken

Mix flour, cornstarch, salt and pepper together. Then remove the chicken from the marinade and dredge it in the flour mixture.

Re-Dip the Chicken

Let the coated chicken sit on a plate to soak up the flour, then re-dip them in the flour to coat completely.

Air Fry the Chicken

Cook the chicken legs in the air fryer at 375°F for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking.

Make the Sauce

While the chicken cooks, melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Then stir in the honey and cayenne pepper.

Simmer the Sauce

Add the garlic and onion powder, and let the sauce simmer for 2-3 minutes. Then let it cool.

Sauce the Chicken

Brush the sauce onto the chicken legs when they come out of the air fryer. Then, cook for 3 more minutes.


Serve them immediately with more of that delicious hot honey sauce on the side!

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