Easy Honey Fried Chicken
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Honey Fried Chicken

Are you ready for some sticky, juicy, finger licking good, fried chicken? This easy-peasy honey fried chicken is comfort food at its best.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Global
Servings: 4 pieces


  • 4 leg pieces chicken

For the marinade

  • 2 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 2 tablespoon Tomato ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper coarsely ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • salt a pinch

For garnishing

  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • dry red chilli flakes to season
  • Cilantro (Coriander leaves)


  • In a small bowl, add tomato puree, ketchup, sugar, vinegar, and sesame seeds with a pinch of salt and mix well.
    Marinade for the honey fried chicken
  • Clean the chicken pieces* and score them.
  • Place the chicken pieces in a mixing bowl, and pour the marinade.
  • Add coarse pepper. Ensure that the chicken pieces are coated evenly with the marinade.
  • Cover the bowl, and keep it to marinate in the refrigerator**.
  • Heat some oil (just enough to coat the surface) in a nonstick pan.
  • Fry the chicken pieces on a low flame fry for 10-15 min.
  • Turn them over once the side on the pan is evenly browned.
  • Pour the remaining marinade sauce in the bowl on the chicken pieces.
    Pour the remaining marinade over the frying chicken
  • Cook for another 10 minutes, or until chicken pieces are fried evenly on all sides.
  • Switch off, and transfer the chicken pieces to a serving plate.
  • Sprinkle some chilli flakes, garnish with some finely chopped coriander leaves, and drizzle with some honey.
  • Serve immediately hot and fresh.


  • * I have used only leg pieces in this recipe. But you can use any piece.
  • ** Let the chicken pieces marinate for at least a 15 minutes. If you have time, leave them in the fridge¬†for a couple of hours.